Louisiana Department of State Civil Service AGRICULTURE/FORESTRY ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 1 / 2 in Oberlin, Louisiana



Depends on Qualifications

Depends on Qualifications


Oberlin, LA

Oberlin, LA

Job Type



DAF-Agriculture and Forestry

Job Number



12/12/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Job Number: FOR-87158-MV


This position (157314) is located within the Office of Forestry in Allen Parish.

Although this position is domiciled in Allen Parish, the employee may be required to report to another parish as part of their work assignment.

This position may be filled by probational appointment or promotion of a classified Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry employee serving with permanent status. Applicants who are not permanent employees of Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry may be required to serve a 24 month probationary period.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Officer 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum annual salary for the Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Officer 2 is $61,963. 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.

The position requires the incumbent to be in "on-call status" 24/7 and duty ready.

Candidates must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.

Possession of a valid Louisiana driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam 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.

Applicants without current test scores 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.

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application at (225)219-1041 or you may mail it to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Officer 1 / 2 and job number FOR-87158-MV on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting.

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 job posting. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this job posting will be rejected.

If submitting a paper application you must answer, print and submit the supplemental questions with your paper application or it will be considered incomplete and rejected.

Applicants using education to qualify for the position must provide a copy of their official college transcript to Civil Service by the closing date of this job posting. Applicants with international degrees must provide an equivalency evaluation along with a copy of their official transcript. Copies of official transcripts may be submitted by fax 225-219-1041 (include the job title Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Officer 1 / 2 and job number FOR-87158-MV on your cover page) mailed to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111 or as an attachment to your application. If a copy of your official transcript is not received by the closing date of this posting, your application will be considered incomplete.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you have a disability and need a special accommodation.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

All candidates for hire must submit to drug screening.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' 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.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Mimi Vidrine




A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in any one or a combination of the following fields: agricultural sciences, biological sciences, veterinary science, forestry, law enforcement, or criminal justice.


Four years of experience as a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified peace officer in a full-time position, whose job duties include armed duty with the power of arrest, will substitute for the required college degree.


A combination of college training and POST experience will not be allowed to substitute for the degree.


Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.

Must possess a valid Louisiana driver's license 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.

A drug screen and background check will be administered prior to employment.

Must possess a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification within 6 months of employment.


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 Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide protection of life and/or property through enforcement of criminal statutes related to agriculture and forestry lands and activities.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Close from an Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Officer of a higher grade.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Officer 2 by the absence of authority to perform duties independently at the journeyman level.

Examples of Work

Assists and trains in investigations of misdemeanor and felony violations; makes arrests; prepares case reports; attends court; presents evidence.

Collects, maintains, and analyzes crime statistics to determine if patterns exist.

Conducts special surveillance operations.

Coordinates law enforcement and crime prevention activities with other state, federal, and municipal agencies.

Collects and records information pertinent to enforcement of laws (i.e., brands used by owners of livestock, identifying marks on livestock, fire occurrence dates and times, etc.).

Assists other law enforcement agencies when necessary during emergencies (i.e., communications networks, emergency public information services, preservation of food and water purity, hazardous material control and sampling, etc.).

Trains and participates in the State's Emergency Preparedness Network.