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If you are in the New Orleans area, you must come in person to the Civil Service office to turn in the required documentation at this location. Hours are 8:00 – 5:00pm. The Civil Service Department does not make the hiring decisions. We only create eligible lists of applicants for city agencies to choose from.
If you are out of town, you must mail the required documents to the address above or fax them to (504) 658-3598
Once you have selected a job you are interested in:
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements for both promotional and original entrance jobs. They will be listed on the job announcement.
Once your name is placed on an eligible list, it will be sent to the City agency or agencies hiring for that position. City agencies are required to consider candidates in the highest score groups (bands) first. Some candidates will be contacted for interviews. Depending on the needs of the City agencies you may be contacted quickly or after several weeks or even months. Some candidates will not receive follow-up interviews.
Applications will not be accepted if received after the closing date or after the stated maximum number of applications has been received, as specified on this announcement. All minimum qualification requirements for examinations must be met by the final filing date unless otherwise specified on this announcement. Applications must be submitted on the official application form AND MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY CIVIL SERVICE, CITY HALL, 1300 PERDIDO STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, BEFORE THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE FINAL FILING DATE.
DELAY IN THE MAIL: The Department of City Civil Service cannot be responsible for failure of the applicant to receive an admission slip to an examination or for failure of the Department to receive material mailed by the applicant. Applicants should notify the Department of City Civil Service in writing of any address changes.
Candidates for original entrance examinations are required to be domiciled in and, if U.S. citizens, registered voters of Orleans Parish unless otherwise specified on this announcement. Aliens residing in the U.S. are required to provide notarized proof of domicile (and an Alien Registration Card). Permanent employees of the City of New Orleans are exempt from this requirement unless otherwise specified on this announcement.
The minimum age limit is 18 years for any class of work requiring hard physical labor, operation of or proximity to hazardous machinery, exposure to hazardous chemicals, or participation in any other processes or procedures which are prohibited or limited by the Louisiana State Child Labor Law.
The working test (probation) period for most positions in the classified service is six months unless otherwise specified. Any working test period may be extended to a maximum of one year at the request of the appointing authority. Positions in the Inspector General’s Office, Fire Department and Police Department as well as all positions in the classes of Institutional Counselor II & III (original entrance), Librarian I-III, Library Branch Mgr. I,II, Management Development Analyst I & II, and Management Development Specialist I & II (original entrance), require a one year working test period.
The City of New Orleans has a comprehensive program of substance abuse testing. Candidates for employment for certain positions where the health, welfare and/or safety of the public, co-workers and the individual employee is at risk will have to undergo pre-employment substance abuse screening. Candidates for all other original entrance positions will have to undergo an unannounced substance abuse screening during their working test period. For further information, see Civil Service Rule V, Section 9.
A MEDICAL EXAMINATION is required for all original entrance probationary appointments to ACTIVE classifications, and may be required for re-employment, promotions and/or transfers.
A MEDICAL SCREENING, which may result in a medical examination, is required for all original entrance probationary appointments to non-active classifications.
GOOD MORAL CHARACTER is required of all applicants. Any applicant may be disqualified if his/her character or past employment record is found to be unsatisfactory as determined by the Department of City Civil Service. Forgery, misrepresentation of facts, or cheating on examinations is punishable by disqualification, fine and other penalties.
IMPORTANT: Applicants who are licensed to drive should have a current license on their person for purposes of identification during all phases of an examination. In lieu of such license, the Department of City Civil Service may require that applicants have some form of picture identification.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: On original entrance examinations, veterans (as defined in Article X, Section 10(2) of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana), disabled veterans, certain spouses and parents of veterans shall receive additional credit if claimed as provided on the Veterans Preference claim form which can be obtained in this office. To obtain credit, this form must be submitted with the required proof (at the minimum, a DD214) before the final filing date.
ACCREDITED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: An accredited college or university is an institution that is accredited as a college or university by an organization that is recognized by the USDE (United States Department of Education).
Revised January 1991, April 2003 and July 2005, February 2007.
Last updated: 5/10/2013 2:46:46 PM