Frequently Asked Questions
Are Criminal Record Checks part of the application process?
Yes, Criminal Record
Checks will be run on all applicants not currently employed with the City-Parish
Government, as well as those employees with less then six months of service. These record
checks will be run prior to candidates being eligible for interview.
Can you apply for any job at any time?
No. A position must be open for
application in order to apply. However, Classified City-Parish employees can apply for any
position at any time.
All classified City-Parish positions have minimum qualifications which must be met by all applicants
interested in employment. Please review the job posting for the position you are
interested in. If you do not have the specific minimum requirements, and wish to discuss
the equivalent combination of training and experience, please contact the Recruitment
staff at 389-3132.
Do I have to complete an application to apply for a job?
Yes, resumés are not accepted in lieu of
completed applications. City-Parish applicants are expected to provide accurate and
complete application information regarding employment, education, criminal history, etc.
Any misrepresentation of information will disqualify applicants from employment
consideration and subject current employees to dismissal.
Are original education, certification and similar documents required when I apply for a job?
Yes, original documents should be submitted when you apply for a job. If the
documentation is omitted, you will not receive education points (if applicable) which will result
in a lower grade. Also, your name will not be certified if the appointing authority requests
a degree or certification. You have thirty days to submit your original documents at which time your
application will be regraded.
What jobs do you have open for application?
You can call the job line at
225 344-4636 or check for job openings online with complete listing of job opportunities.
Current Openings - Ext. 1603
Continuous Openings - Ext. 1604
Promotional Openings - Ext. 1609
How do I apply for a job?
The application process depends upon the
position in which you are applying. If a position is open as a current vacancy, then the
application must be submitted before the deadline date and time. All
applications with a Thursday deadline must be received in the Human
Resources Department no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday. If a position is open continuously for application, then there is no deadline in
applying. If a written examination is required, then the application must be submitted
when you come in for testing. For more information view the Walk-In Test Schedule on this site.
What are your testing days?
Written and skills examinations are offered
on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed. You can get a testing schedule
from the Recruitment & Examination Division or from our Walk-In
Test Schedule webpage.
When will I receive my test and/or application results?
Examination and/or application results are
mailed to the applicant usually within 3 weeks of application.