Deputy Sheriff Positions
St. Louis, MO 
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Throughout St. Louis County, MO
Job Type
Department of Judicial Administration
Job Number
Sheriff's Office

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, operating within the Department of Judicial Administration, provides a variety of courtroom related services. Currently, we are seeking dependable, self-motivated individuals to work within Bailiff and Deputy Sheriff, Civil process positions. Bailiff positions (starting salary $13.64 hourly) maintain peace, order and security within the courtroom and Deputy Sheriff, Civil Process positions (starting salary $15.00 hourly) process and serve legal documents within assigned geographic areas. Bailiff receives a 10% addition to pay for hours worked.

We are currently accepting applications to establish an eligible list to fill current and future vacancies. Applications are valid for six months after the date of submission. If you are not notified within six months, you will need to reapply.

Examples of Duties


  • Maintain security by inspecting and securing the courtroom, surrounding hallways and doors, and the judge's chamber before and after court sessions.
  • Maintain order by observing courtroom proceedings to prevent unnecessary disruptions and taking custody of individuals as instructed by the judge.
  • Provide assistance to the jury panel by giving instructions, answering general questions, ensuring no contact occurs with unauthorized materials or persons, and escorting to and from the jury deliberation room.
  • Provide assistance to the judge and courtroom personnel by reviewing courtroom documents for completion, serving legal papers, and by filing, retrieving, and faxing documents.
  • Respond to medial emergencies as appropriate.
  • Perform additional duties as required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Current CPR (Adult and Child) and AED certification is required within 90 days of employment. Qualification with the use of a weapon may be required for some positions.

  • Receives, process and documents proper service of legal papers as prescribed by law, using a personal vehicle, to residents and businesses.
  • Performs administrative duties in the office regarding civil process and execution.
  • Serve as bailiff on an as-needed basis to maintain order and to ensure the courts run smoothly.
  • Perform such additional duties as required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current valid driver's license. Use of personal vehicle.
Minimum Qualifications

One year of education, training or experience in law enforcement, investigations or corrections or completion of an accredited law enforcement training program or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Information

SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT: A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant's education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.

The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above. The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant's earned grade. A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment. After initial interviews with the selected candidates are conducted, an email will be sent to the address on file with instructions on how to complete and submit a Conviction Questionnaire. Candidates have 3 days to complete the required questionnaire.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a merit position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be covered by the County. Additionally, new employees will have 30 calendar days, after their first day of employment, to attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status. Instructions on how to submit this attestation will be provided once employment has begun. County employees are not required to be fully vaccinated, but those who are not fully vaccinated must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing until they are fully vaccinated or St. Louis County geographically reaches a 70% vaccination rate and a moderate transmission level of COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at . We only accept On-line applications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans' status or political affiliation. Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.
St. Louis County
Division of Personnel, 7th Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429

Relay MO 711 or 800-735-2966
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Fax: (314) 615-7703


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1+ years
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