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POLICE OFFICER 1A, 2A, 3A
at State of Louisiana
- Supplemental Information
The vacancy is statewide within DPS Police and may be used to fill multiple position numbers.
Louisiana POST Certification preferred.
This position may require shift work (days, nights, weekends, and holidays).
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Police Officer 1-A, 2-A, or 3-A depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Police Officer 3-A is $61,443.00. Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 9500-LEAPS in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
PLEASE NOTE: DPS DOES NOT ACCEPT TESTING EXEMPTIONS. YOU MUST HAVE A TEST SCORE.
Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Written Exam – See History – Click on the History link for test results. Candidates with an active, passing score will designate as "Pass". Candidates with a failure on the written exam designate as "Fail". If no information is present, you have no present written exam results.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
"The Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Public Safety Services, is a State as a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to the Louisiana Employment Resource Guide"
For further information about this vacancy contact:
State of Louisiana Department of Public Safety
ATTN: Danielle Hett
P.O. Box 66614
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:No experience or training is required.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of appointment.An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.May be required to complete a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) course.May be required to qualify annually with a firearm.
- Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To protect lives and property by conducting foot and mobile security patrols; enforcing parking and traffic regulations; rendering emergency services; investigating minor crimes and making arrest when necessary. Provides a limited range of police services.
Level of Work:
General from a higher-level police official.
Location of Work:
Differs from Police Officer 1 by the presence of certain regularly occurring duties as listed on the allocation criteria memo.
Differs from Police Officer 2-A by the absence of experienced level duties.
- Examples of Work
Provides foot or mobile security patrol and enforces parking regulations.
Responds to emergencies and renders assistance as required.
Prepares reports on activities.
Provides crowd and traffic control at special events; may be required to intervene in situations utilizing force if necessary to make an arrest, to restore order, prevent interference with normal operations or to protect persons or property.