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Welcome to our job seekers site. With the LA Careers system you can now apply online! To begin your search, click here.

*Please note that the State of Louisiana is not responsible for postings viewed outside the LA Careers system. Applicants must apply within the announced open period for all vacancies. Late applications, no matter their source, will not be accepted.

General Job Information

*Please note that the links listed below provide general information about Civil Service jobs. They do not represent current vacancies. To access current vacancies, please click on the LA Careers icon above.

Learn the basics of how the application process works

The first step in the application process is to search for currently announced vacancies. You can apply online by visiting http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana. Select the search criteria (i.e. location, categories, etc.) that meet your requirements and click on the ‘Apply Search’ button.

  • If you are new to state employment, you can only apply for job vacancies announced Probational/Original or Temporary - up to 36 months.
  • It is important to note that some vacancies require a test or exam before an applicant may be considered for hire. For applicants who need to test, applying within the LA Careers system will be a two-step process. First, you will select a test and apply to take the test. Then, once you have tested, you will apply for individual job vacancies. To learn whether the job you want to apply for requires a test and how to apply to take a test go to the section below on State Civil Service Testing Information.

When viewing a posting for a vacancy you are interested in and for which you qualify, select ‘Apply’ to begin the application submission process. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a username and password. After your account has been established, you can then complete the application form. It is important to include all work experience and education. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job. Be careful to answer all supplemental questions for each job posting. Failure to answer the questions could affect your eligibility for consideration for the job vacancy.

Job Interest Cards

You may also choose to have e-mails sent to you when jobs are posted that meet your requirements. This can be requested by selecting 'Job Interest Card' and filling in the required information. When jobs are posted that meet your requirements, you will be sent an email.

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Job Information provides information pertaining to Occupational Group, Job Titles, Pay Level, Annual Minimum Salary, Annual Maximum Salary, Test Requirements, and Job Locations for all jobs in the State Civil Service Classified System. For information on actual job vacancies, refer to LA Careers, our online posting and application system.

State Civil Service Testing Information

Test Application Information and Sample Test Questions

Each link below gives you information on a test that the Department of Civil Service administers. Within the links, you will find a list of jobs which are associated with the test, a link to apply for the test, and sample test questions. For applicants who need to test, applying within the LA Careers system will be a two-step process. First, you will select a test below and apply to take the test. Then, once you have tested, you will apply for individual job vacancies. Please note that after applying for a test, you must wait 90 days before reapplying to take it again. For more information about testing and state employment, please see the FAQ page.

Please click here if you need Testing Accommodations information

Test Type of Job Procedure for Applying Sample Test Questions
Law Enforcement & Protective Services Test (LEAPS) Law Enforcement Jobs LEAPS Test Application Instructions LEAPS Sample Questions
Accounting Paraprofessional Test (APT) Paraprofessional Accounting/Booking Jobs APT Test Application Instructions APT Sample Questions
Engineering Technician Series Test Entry Level Sub-Professional Engineering Jobs Engineering Technician Test Application Instructions Engineering Technician Sample Questions
Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent Test *see note below Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent Test Application Instructions Sample questions for this test are not available
Highway Foreman test *see note below Highway Foreman Test Application Instructions Highway Foreman Sample Questions
Professional Level Exam (PLE) Professional Level Jobs PLE Test Application Instructions PLE Sample Test Questions
Office Support Exam (OSE) Office Support Jobs OSE Test Application Instructions OSE Sample Test Questions

*primarily filled by promotion of permanent DOTD employees
Testing Requirements

In order to test, you will need to:

  1. Determine the test you need to take
  2. Apply to test
  3. Print and bring page 1 of your completed online test application to the testing site your choice (Work history and education are not required for the test application)
  4. Bring a picture ID
  5. Bring proof of your Social Security number (Photo copy of SSN Card will not be accepted)

Please note:

Calculators, calculator-watches, cell phones, beepers, PDAs, IPods or other electronic devices are NOT allowed in the testing room.

Test monitors at our Saturday test centers can NOT tell you which test you should take for specific State jobs. You are responsible for knowing which exam you want to take when you report to one of these centers.

Testing Locations and Schedules
Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office

The Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office is located on the first floor of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Building at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. The office hours are 7:45am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. The testing schedule for this office is detailed below. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time.

Office Closure - The Louisiana Department of State Civil Service and the Baton Rouge Information and Recruiting Office will be closed on Friday, April 24, 2014 for the Good Friday Holiday. There will be no Civil Service testing on this day.

Testing Schedule
Series # Test Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8100 Professional Level Exam 12:45 PM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 12:45 PM 8:30 AM
8500 Office Support Exam 12:45 PM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 12:45 PM 8:30 AM
9242 Accounting Paraprofessional Test 12:45 PM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 12:45 PM 8:30 AM
9300 Highway Foreman 12:45 PM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 12:45 PM 8:30 AM
9500 LEAPS Test (Law Enforcement) 12:45 PM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 12:45 PM 8:30 AM
9812 Parish Highway Maintenance Supervisor Test 12:45 PM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 12:45 PM 8:30 AM
9111 Engineering Technician Test N/A N/A N/A N/A 8:00 AM
Directions to the Baton Rouge Testing and Information Center

Tests are given at the Baton Rouge Testing Center, which is located on the first floor of the
Department of Agriculture and Forestry Building, located at 5825 Florida Blvd, Room 1070, the first office on the right.
  • From Shreveport-Bossier City
  • Approximate distance: 255 miles

    Take I-49 South to I-10 East, and travel into Baton Rouge. Where I-10 and I-110 split, veer left onto I-110. Take exit 1-C on the left side of I-110. This will place you eastbound on Florida Boulevard. From that point, the test center is 3 miles, on the left.

    Note: You will need to make a u-turn in order to turn into the testing center.

  • From Monroe
  • Approximate distance: 185 miles

    Take I-20 East to the Rayville exit, and take a right onto LA 137 South, to Sicily Island. At Sicily Island, turn left onto LA 15 and travel into Natchez. In Natchez, take a right onto US 61 South and travel into Baton Rouge. Exit from US 61onto I-110 South. From I-110 South, take exit 2-B onto North 22nd Street. Travel on North 22nd for approximately one mile to Florida Boulevard. Turn left onto Florida. The test center is 2.2 miles, on the left.

    Note: You will need to make a u-turn in order to turn into the testing center.

  • From Lake Charles and Lafayette
  • Approximate distance from Lake Charles: 130 Miles

    Approximate distnce from Lafayette: 60 Miles

    Take I-10 East to Baton Rouge. Where I-10 and I-110 split, veer left onto I-110. Take exit 1-C on the left side of I-110. This will place you eastbound on Florida Boulevard. From that point, the test center is 3 miles, on the left.

    Note: You will need to make a u-turn in order to turn into the testing center.

  • From New Orleans
  • Approximate distance: 80 Miles

    Take I-10 West to Exit 157B (S. Acadian Thwy). Go right on Acadian Thwy. and continue approximately 2 miles to Florida Blvd. Take a right on Florida Blvd (eastbound) and the test center is approximately 1.5 miles on the left.

    Note: You will need to make a u-turn in order to turn into the testing center.

  • From Hammond
  • Approximate distance: 40 Miles

    Take I-12 West to I-10 West. Then on I-10 West take Exit 157B (S. Acadian Thwy). Go right on Acadian Thwy. and continue approximately 2 miles to Florida Blvd. Take a right on Florida Blvd (eastbound) and the test center is approximately 1.5 miles on the left.

    Note: You will need to make a u-turn in order to turn into the testing center.

Lake Charles Saturday Testing Center

The Lake Charles Saturday testing center is located at McNeese State University in Farrar Hall. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

In order to test in this center, you must arrive promptly at 7:45am in order to be in the testing room by 8am. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

*Due to the limited capacity of the testing centers, please arrive early, testing is on a First come, First serve basis.

Testing Schedule
March 15, 2014
May 3, 2014
July 19, 2014
August 16, 2014
September 27, 2014
October 11, 2014
November 1, 2014
December 6, 2014
Directions to the Lake Charles Saturday Testing Center

Tests are given at McNeese State University, off Ryan Street

  • From I-10
  • Take Exit 34, 210 Loop Southbound. Go about 6.2 miles on I-210, take Exit 6A toward Ryan Street. Go 0.2 miles and at the light take a left onto Ryan Street. Then make a left turn on Beaugard Street, then a Left on Jefferson Davis Street. The parking lots will be to the left and right at the intersection of Vernon and Cameron. The tests are given in Farrar Hall (name is on the building), next to the Memorial Gym (just north of the parking lot on the right).

Opelousas Saturday Testing Center

The Opelousas Saturday testing center is located at Louisiana Technical College -- T. H. Harris Campus. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

In order to test in this center, you must arrive promptly at 7:45am in order to be in the testing room by 8am. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

*Due to the limited capacity of the testing centers, please arrive early, testing is on a First come, First serve basis.

Testing Schedule
March 29, 2014
April 26, 2014
May 17, 2014
June 7, 2014
July 12, 2014
August 2, 2014
September 6, 2014
October 18, 2014
November 15, 2014
December 20, 2014
Directions to the Opelousas Saturday Testing Center

Tests are given at Louisiana Technical College - T. H. Harris Campus at 322 East South Street.

  • From Alexandria
  • Take US-165 BR toward 3rd Street. Continue to follow US-165 BR. Turn LEFT onto Main Street/LA-1208 4 N. Turn LEFT onto US-165 BR/Jackson St/LA 1208 3. Turn LEFT onto ramp. Merge into I-49 South. Merge onto US-190 W via EXIT 19 toward Opelousas. Take I-10 West towards Lafayette. Merge onto I-49 N/US-167 N via EXIT 103B toward Opelousas. Merge onto US-190 West via EXIT 19 toward Opelousas. Turn LEFT onto S. Main St. Turn LEFT onto E South St.

  • From Baton Rouge
  • Take I-10 West towards Lafayette. Merge onto I-49 N/US-167 N via EXIT 103B toward Opelousas. Merge onto US-190 W via EXIT 19B toward Opelousas. Turn LEFT onto S. Main St. Turn LEFT onto E South St.

New Orleans Saturday Testing Center

The New Orleans Saturday testing center is located at Delgado Community College – City Park Campus in Building 1, all applicants will enter at the front of the building. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

In order to test in this center, you must arrive promptly at 8:00 am in order to be in the testing room by 8:30 am and there is no eating or drinking allowed in the testing area. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

*Due to the limited capacity of the testing centers, please arrive early, testing is on a First come, First serve basis.

Testing Schedule
March 22, 2014
April 5 & 26, 2014
May 3 & 17, 2014
Directions to the New Orleans Saturday Testing Center

Tests are given at Delgado Community College – City Park Campus, 615 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA.

  • From Baton Rouge
  • Take I-10 East to Take EXIT 231A toward CITY PARK AVE/METAIRIE RD. Turn LEFT onto CITY PARK AVE/METAIRIE RD. Continue to follow CITY PARK AVE. 615 CITY PARK AVE is on the LEFT.

  • From Bridge City/Marrero/Avondale
  • Take US-90 E/ Huey P Long Bridge. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto S CLEARVIEW PKWY/LA-3152 N. Merge onto LA-3139 S toward NEW ORLEANS. Turn LEFT onto S CARROLLTON AVE. Merge onto I-10 W. Take EXIT 231A toward METAIRIE RD/CITY PARK AVE. Turn RIGHT onto CITY PARK AVE. 615 CITY PARK AVE is on the LEFT.

  • From Covington-Mandeville
  • Take US-190 East (Lake Pontchartrain Causeway). LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN CSWY becomes N CAUSEWAY BLVD. Merge onto I-10 E toward NEW ORLEANS. Take EXIT 231A toward CITY PARK AVE/METAIRIE RD. Turn LEFT onto CITY PARK AVE/METAIRIE RD. 615 CITY PARK AVE is on the LEFT.

  • From Houma
  • Take US-90 East. Then merge onto the I-310 towards Donaldsonville/New Orleans. Merge onto I-10 E via EXIT 1A toward NEW ORLEANS. Take EXIT 231A toward CITY PARK AVE/METAIRIE RD. Turn LEFT onto CITY PARK AVE/METAIRIE RD. 615 CITY PARK AVE is on the LEFT.

  • From Metairie
  • Take I-10 East to Take EXIT 231A toward CITY PARK AVE/METAIRIE RD. Turn LEFT onto CITY PARK AVE/METAIRIE RD. Continue to follow CITY PARK AVE. 615 CITY PARK AVE is on the LEFT.

  • From Slidell
  • Take I-10 W towards New Orleans. Take the ORLEANS AVE exit, EXIT 235A, toward VIEUX CARRE'. Then Take the 1st RIGHT onto ORLEANS AVE. Turn LEFT onto CITY PARK AVE. 615 CITY PARK AVE is on the RIGHT.

Shreveport Saturday Testing Center

The Shreveport Saturday testing center is located at Louisiana Technical College -- Shreveport Campus. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

In order to test in this center, you must arrive promptly at 7:45am in order to be in the testing room by 8am. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

*Due to the limited capacity of the testing centers, please arrive early, testing is on a First come, First serve basis.

Testing Schedule
March 22, 2014
April 5, 2014
April 26, 2014
May 10, 2014
May 31, 2014
June 14, 2014
July 12 & 26, 2014
August 9, 2014
September 6 & 27, 2014
October 25, 2014
November 8 & 22, 2014
December 13, 2014
Directions to the Shreveport Saturday Testing Center

Tests are given at Louisiana Technical College - Shreveport Campus at 2010 North Market Street. The Administration Building is the first building on the left after you enter the campus. In downtown Shreveport, Spring Street is one-way northbound, and Market Street is one-way southbound.

  • From I-20 Northbound
  • From I-20 into downtown Shreveport, the first exit on the Shreveport side of the Red River is Spring Street. Take the Spring Street exit to the north. Spring Street merges into Market Street. Go 3 to 4 miles on North Market and the school will be on the right.

  • From I-20 Southbound
  • Traveling into Shreveport from Monroe on I-20, take the I-220 bypass to the north, about 76 miles east of Shreveport. From I-220, take the Hwy 71/Hwy 1 or North Market Street exit. Go south on North Market for about 1 mile. The school will be on the left.

West Monroe Saturday Testing Center

The West Monroe Saturday testing center is located at Louisiana Technical College -- Delta/Ouachita Campus. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

In order to test in this center, you must arrive promptly at 7:45am in order to be in the testing room by 8am. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

*Due to the limited capacity of the testing centers, please arrive early, testing is on a First come, First serve basis.

Testing Schedule
March 15, 2014
April 12, 2014
May 3, 2014
June 21, 2014
July 19, 2014
August 16, 2014
September 13, 2014
October 11, 2014
November 15, 2014
December 6, 2014
Directions to the West Monroe Saturday Testing Center

Tests are given at Louisiana Technical College - Delta-Ouachita Campus, at 609 Vocational Parkway.

  • From I-20 West out of Monroe
  • Go about 8 miles, and take exit #107 for Camp Road. Turn SOUTH (left) under the interstate on Camp Road. Take the service road, Vocational Parkway, to the right.

Test Finder provides information pertaining to Occupational Group, Job Titles, Pay Level, Annual Minimum Salary, Annual Maximum Salary, Test Requirements, and Job Locations for all jobs in the State Civil Service Classified System. For information on actual job vacancies, refer to LA Careers, our online posting and application system.

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