You may learn more about the City’s employee benefits including 11 paid holidays, pension benefits upon vesting, Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, as well as health, dental, and life insurance benefits at https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/personnel/divisions/employee-benefits/index.cfm.
3 openings available.
Internal Number: Req. No. 3086
Incumbents in this position are responsible for entry-level work that will include reviewing contracts and drafts of various agreements and documents; preparing resolutions, legislation, regulations, reports, guidelines; and participating in various transactions. Incumbents work closely with other departments, divisions, boards and commissions.
About Us: The Civil Law Department for the City houses more than 50 lawyers and 25 support staff. The City Counselor serves as chief counsel to elected City officials, boards and commission, as well as departments and agencies – including the St. Louis Development Corporation, the Metropolitan Police Department, and Lambert International Airport.
Graduation from a school of law approved by the American Bar Association; current membership in the Missouri Bar in good standing or licensure in another state with eligibility for reciprocity in Missouri. Documentation of license to practice law must be submitted with the Employment Application or upon request. Send to: Department of Personnel, Examination Section, 1114 Market Street, Room 700, St. Louis, MO 63101 Attention: Alexandria Mazzola.
When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.
Performs legal research. Prepares and presents cases involving city ordinance violations. Represents city departments at administrative hearings. Answers questions from citizens regarding ordinance violations. Assists higher ranking counsel in preparation of civil and quasi-criminal cases. Interviews witnesses. Tries cases in Small Claims, Associate, and Circuit Courts. Reviews and provides editorial assistance on board bills, contracts, leases and other legal agreements for City departments. Performs other duties as assigned.
The Civil Law Department for the City houses more than 50 lawyers and 25 support staff. The City Counselor serves as chief counsel to elected City officials, boards and commission, as well as departments and agencies – including the St. Louis Development Corporation, the Metropolitan Police Department, and Lambert International Airport.