Applying To: Attorney I

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  • Minimum: $50,752.00
  • Maximum: $74,906.00

Normal entry salary is $50,752.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for performing entry-level legal work in the City Counselor's Office which may include practice in: municipal prosecutions, problem properties, civil litigations, and/or contracts and real estate matters.   

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Attorney I

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a school of law approved by the Committee on Legal Education of the American Bar Association in the top two-thirds of the applicant’s law school class. If no rank is available, applicant must provide an explanation of the school’s grading system and a description of academic accomplishments.

License: License to practice law by the Supreme Court of Missouri and Membership in the Missouri Bar.

Applicants must submit the following with their application: proof of membership in the Missouri Bar, Law School transcript and two legal writing samples.

Academic qualifications and writing samples must be submitted by the last date for filing the application.  Send to:  Department of Personnel, Examination Section, 1114 Market Street, Room 700, St. Louis, MO 63101  Attention:  Alexandria Mazzola.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their academic qualifications as listed on the Employment Application and an evaluation of the academic qualifications and writing samples.  Please fully describe any work experience and educational achievements (e.g., rank, honors, service on law journal or review, service on Moot Court, published law review article, etc.)  Include reasons for changes in employers and any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the employee must submit a copy of his/her DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

Examination Components and Their Weights:  Academic Qualifications and Writing Sample - 30%; Oral Interview - 70%.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2734
February 22, 2018
Reopened 08/22/18
2361-15G (No Wav)

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