Education Related | Employment Related
Application Supplements | Veteran's Preference
Many applicants either have their
applications rejected or their scores affected by application errors that may be avoided.
The following list is an effort to help you avoid the most common mistakes. Please read it
carefully before submitting your employment application.
Education Related Information
Attach a copy of your high school
diploma unless you will be attaching a copy of your college diploma.
If your college diploma does not
specify what your major field of study was, a copy of an official transcript is a better
document to submit. Education points may be awarded, in many cases, only if the specific
degree is indicated.
It is best to include all levels
of higher education documentation because credit may be given for a specific bachelor's
degree that would not be evident on a master's diploma.
Even if you did not complete
college, it is still beneficial to submit an official transcript of completed courses
because partial credit may be afforded.
If you are applying for a
position that requires a college degree and you either did not complete college, or
completed but not in the required field, you must list your major undergraduate subjects
and credit hours to be considered for admitting.
indicating completion of business college or trade school.
Where you have held supervisory
positions, titles of people supervised, not just the number of people, must be indicated.
Months and years must be
indicated for the start and end dates of each job held. "Current",
"Present", "Still Employed", or similar must be indicated if an ending
date is omitted from an application.
Please include accurate
percentages on your duties/responsibilities. Often, percentages are either not included,
or they are inaccurate as they do not equal 100%. Many times it is necessary for an
analyst to know what your major responsibility was.
If hours worked are omitted, you
will not get credit for that period of employment. If the hours varied, list a range such
as "5-15" hours, or "20-40" hours. If you often worked overtime,
"40+" is acceptable in the hours box.
Check your starting and ending
dates for feasibility. Look for errors such as employed from 2/6/87-1/4/82 or a date of
14/2/93. These types of errors will prevent you from receiving credit for some of your
Proof of volunteer experience
must be attached to your application. A letter on the organization's letterhead specifying
the nature of work, average number of hours worked per week and beginning and ending dates
Please do not use abbreviations,
initials or military jargon when describing your duties or listing your job title.
Title of position held should be
your official title and not a working title or multiple titles.
Print legibly in ink or type so
that we are able to read and understand what is written.
If you have held a position
requiring skill in the operation of a specific piece of equipment, please indicate this
within your list of duties/responsibilities.
For Heavy Equipment Operator and
Maintenance Worker applications, equipment lists must list employers and must be
consistent with the employment history on your employment application.
If you are applying for a Heavy
Equipment Operator, Maintenance Worker or Maintenance Worker Supervisor position and have
a Commercial Driver's License, attach a copy of your CDL to your application.
You must submit a copy of your
DD214 and/or proof of service connected disability for veteran's preference points to be
Remember to sign and date your
Resumes may be attached, but are
not accepted in place of the employment application.
A separate employment application
is required for each position for which you are applying. However, copies are acceptable
if each is complete and signed.
A current City employee who is
working out of class must submit a letter from his or her supervisor indicating the duties
being performed. Without this documentation, credit cannot be given for the higher level
The application form and its
contents are the official property of the City of Baton Rouge and will not be returned,
reused or copied for you after being submitted. You should retain a copy of your
application for future use or reference.
Thank you for your interest in City-Parish
employment and good luck in your employment search.