Police officer 2-a/3-a

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Agency: DPS-Office of State Police
Opening Date: Fri. 10/03/14
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 10/08/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Harvey, Louisiana
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One year of experience in law enforcement work.
College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for the year of experience.
Must have eighteenth birthday at time of application.
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.
For some positions, evidence of POST certification must be submitted at the time of the application.
May be required to qualify annually with a firearm.
For some positions, applicant must be eligible for bond.
All classified jobs in State service with police officer and wildlife enforcement titles qualify as law enforcement.
Jobs outside State service that will qualify as law enforcement are those performed while commissioned with the power of arrest.
Military police in the armed services are law enforcement; security/guard duty is NOT qualifying.
NOTE:Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
This vacancy is located at Harvey State Office Building in Facilities Security of State Police, Position #50346893.
Applicants must be POST Certified.
This position may require shift work (days, nights, weekends, and holidays).
Police Officer 2-A has a Special Entrance Rate (SER) of $2,279.33/monthly.
Police Officer 3-A has a Special Entrance Rate (SER) of $2,438.80/monthly.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Police Officer 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 $57,907.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 a Civil Service test score for9500 - LEAPSin order to be considered for this vacancy. If you do not have a test score prior to the closing date of this posting, your application will not be considered.It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure they have an active Civil Service test score.NO TESTING EXEMPTIONS ARE ALLOWED FOR THIS VACANCY.
Applicantswithouta current test score can apply to take the testhere.
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.
Interested applicants arestrongly encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail or fax your Civil Service application to the following address:
Department of Public Safety
ATTN: Human Resources/Whitley Williams
P.O. BOX 66614
Baton Rouge, LA. 70896
NOTE: When submitting a paper application, it is imperative that you use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you.You may download a Civil Service Application here. All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this announcement will be returned.
If submitting a paper application you must answer, print and submit the supplemental questions with your paper application or it will be considered incomplete.
Applications without the education and/or work experience sections completed will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
Applicants with international degrees must provide an equivalency evaluation and a copy of their transcript at the time of application. The equivalency evaluation and transcript can be attached to the electronic application, mailed, or faxed to . Applications submitted without the above documents will not be considered.
If you are contacted for an interview, please let us knowat that timeif you have a disability and need
special accommodation.
This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.
All candidates for hire for this position must complete a background check, medical examination, polygraph and drug screen.
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To provide a full range of police services by enforcing state, federal, and local laws and campus regulations through active foot patrols and mobile patrols.
Level of Work:
Supervision Received:
General from a higher-level police official.
Supervision Exercised:
Location of Work:
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Police Officer 1-A by the presence of experienced level duties.
Differs from Police Officer 2 by the presence of certain regularly occurring duties as listed on the allocation criteria memo.
Differs from Police Officer 3-A by the absence of lead worker responsibility or by routine involvement in specialized assignments involving serious and complex police problems and operations.
Examples of Work:
Protects lives and property through active foot patrols and mobile patrols, enforcing laws, and investigating crimes.
Provides first aid and emergency services.
Investigates accidents, enforces parking and traffic regulations, and campus regulations.
Conducts crime prevention and security programs, guard service, and directs traffic.
Maintains logs of radio, telephone, and teletype activities and monitors alarm systems and other police radio frequencies.
Operates police network computers and dispatches police officers in response to calls.

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