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.

Applicants must possess a score for the State Civil Service 9500-LEAPS Test 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 TWIC card 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, physical and polygraph.

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 August 21, 2020.

View the official job description