Police Officer

The Port of Lake Charles is seeking candidates for the position of Police Officer for its Harbor Police Department.  This is a full-time state Civil Service position which includes benefits.  12-hour rotating day & night shifts.

Applicants must possess a score for the State Civil Service 2100-PSE Protective Services Exam to be considered for hiring – no exemptions.  The position is in a Career Progression Group and may be filled at the entry, second or third level (Police Officer 1-A, 2-A or 3-A), depending upon experience.  Testing locations and times, required experience and qualifications, and minimum salary information for each level may be accessed on the Civil Service website listed below.

A Valid Driver’s License and TWIC is required to work on Port premises.  Candidates should possess good writing and interpersonal skills, the ability to understand written and verbal instructions, and possess basic computer knowledge.

Physical abilities such as standing, stooping, bending, walking, running, pushing, pulling, climbing, lifting 30 pounds or more, work outdoors in all types of weather and work around waterfront are required in order to fulfill the duties of this position.

Application for the position must be made online following these instructions.  Log on to https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/. Click on, “Current Job Opportunities.”  In the Search Box, enter Police Officer.  Click on the title of the job, making sure it is for the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District.  Then, click on the green “Apply” button and follow steps to apply.

Applicants who are offered a position must pass psychological testing, background, driving record check, drug/alcohol screening, and physical.

Applications and test scores will be collected at the Civil Service Office in Baton Rouge and forwarded to the Port’s Human Resources Office after the closing date of the posting.

Closing date is April 23, 2023

Attached is the actual job description specific to the Port of Lake Charles.

Job Description – Police Officer