Goverment Jobs
Published
January 15, 2020
Location
Jennings, Louisiana
Job Type

Description

Supplemental Information

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and State as a Model Employer (SAME) to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

SUMMARY OF POSITION
40% Loads, unloads, and delivers supplies and equipment

20% Moves furniture and equipment on the grounds and within the facility.

10% Maintenance and care of grounds to include cutting grass, weeds and brush.

10% Operates tractor and other lawn care equipment. Wash vehicles and light equipment used by the facility.

05% Cleans culverts, drains and ditches.

05% Cleans walks and driveways.

05% Mows lawn, rakes leaves, maintains flower beds and picks up trash.

05% Washes windows and cleans exterior of building.

Performs other related duties as required

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN JENNINGS, LOUISIANA.
THIS POSITION IS A CLASSIFIED WAE APPOINTMENT. (A classified WAE is a temporary appointment used to fill a position in the classified service for a limited duration.)

A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.

There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.

Testing Information:

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.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Maria Cooper
Human Resource Specialist
[email protected] Qualifications

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:
Entry.

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

Supervision Exercised:
None.

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.

AS A LEVEE INSPECTOR

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.

Benefits
Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through 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.
Flexible Working Arrangements ? The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities.These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.
Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.
Insurance Coverage ? Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program.The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance.Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at www.groupbenefits.org.
Deferred Compensation ? As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.
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 (www.lasersonline.org), Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org), Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others. LASERS has provided thisvideo to give you more detailed information about their system.
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