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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Laborer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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$1,855.00 - $3,338.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type


Job Number

LPAA 051524 ERG


Division of Administration-LA Property Assist

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/20/2024 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

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Supplemental Information

The Division of Administration/Louisiana Property Assistance Agency has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of WS-203.

This vacancy may be filled by job appointment , which is temporary in nature not to exceed 48 months. If filled as a job appointment, the position may be converted to a probational appointment provided a vacant position becomes available and funding is available.

Preference will be given to those with prior warehouse and forklift operation experience.

Louisiana is a "State as a Model Employer" for People with Disabilities.

A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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. Further status message information is located under the information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

For further information about this posting, please contact:

Erica R. Gay

HR Specialist

Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources


Minimum Qualifications


No experience or training is required.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide physical effort to accomplish a variety of unskilled tasks or to inspect levees for signs of slides and washouts for proper drainage and elimination of various other causes of damage.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Close from a Laborer Foreman or other employee of higher grade.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

May be used by all agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from other unskilled jobs by close supervision required in performing most assigned tasks.

Examples of Work

Cuts grass, weeds, trees, and brush; cleans culverts, drains, and ditches; moves, loads, and unloads materials, supplies, and equipment; removes obstructions from highway or premises; hauls or carries sand, lumber, asphalt, and cement; applies patching materials to highway surfaces; pours dirt, sand, and water into a mud jack and fills.

Operates a tractor to cut grass; cleans farm equipment.

Performs a wide variety of physical labor functions.

Waters livestock; washes and cleans livestock living quarters.

Directs traffic where road is under construction; washes and assists in servicing equipment.

Assists skilled workmen by carrying materials and tools or performing unskilled tasks such as mixing concrete or digging holes; moves furniture, oxygen tanks, or other heavy equipment at an institution or public building; moves ice to a storage place.

Digs post holes and ditches; does unskilled work in caring for seed beds and seedlings and in fighting wood fires with back pumps and rakes; mows lawns, trims shrubs, rakes grass, and trash; performs other simple tasks in connection with nursery, greenhouse, forest, farm, and/or ground work.

Chips, scales, cleans, and scrapes ironwork; assists in setting up or moving scaffolds.


Drives a vehicle over assigned area, inspecting levees for weak spots and other dangerous conditions; makes reports of conditions.

Polices levees to keep livestock and vehicles off the levees.

Supervises, as necessary, labor crews in emergency maintenance and repair work on levees.

Checks construction of fencing, installation of pipes, gas, and water lines for compliance with regulations of Department of Public Works and of the Levee Board.

Remains on constant duty during high water stages looking for washes, sand boils, and slides.

Directs draining and sacking to keep levees in good condition and to prevent overflows.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at

Parental Leave– Up to six weeks paid parental leave

More information can be found at

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others


    Are you interested in being considered for employment in a job appointment capacity? (Job appointments are temporary in nature, not to exceed 48 months in duration.)

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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