Deputy Sheriff

St. Louis, MO
St. Louis County Sheriff


  • Bailiff positions (starting salary $13.64 hourly).
  • Deputy Sheriff, Civil Process positions (starting salary $15.00 hourly)

Position Summary:

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.

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Possession of a current valid driver’s license. Use of personal vehicle.