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1611 West Sallier Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 439-3661
Fax: (337) 493-3523
Email: marketing@portlc.com

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Employment

The Port of Lake Charles in Louisiana has several employment opportunities available. Please see the job descriptions listed below.

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 (test date Saturday, June 15, 2024) to be considered for hiring (no test required if POST Certified). The position is in a Career Progression Group and may be filled at the entry, second or third level (Police Officer 1, 2 or 3), 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 June 23, 2024

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

Job Description – Police Officer

Bulk Terminal Specialist

The Port of Lake Charles is seeking applicants for Bulk Terminal Specialist 1-2-3 positions for Bulk Terminal #1 Facility in Sulphur.  This a full-time state Civil Service position which includes benefits.

Entry level salary is $17.18 per hour; however, this is a training series (career progression group) with an opportunity for advancement over time.  Also, previous experience will be taken into consideration when determining hiring level and salary.

Duties include, but are not limited to, loading and unloading bulk cargo, operating mobile equipment and heavy machinery, providing truck escorts onto secure areas of the Port’s property and general upkeep of the grounds and facilities and other manual labor. 

Position requires the ability to perform manual physical labor such as standing, stooping, bending, walking, pushing, pulling, climbing, lifting 30 pounds or more; work outdoors in all types of weather; work around waterfront.

A valid driver’s license, a good driving record, valid TWIC or ability to obtain a TWIC is required.  Selected applicant will be required to pass a physical, drug and alcohol screening. 

Application for the position must be made online following these instructions.  Go to https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov Click on “Search Jobs.”  In the search box, enter Bulk Terminal Specialist.  Click on the title for which you wish to apply, making sure it is for the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District.  Then click on the green “Apply,” tab (top right) and follow instructions for applying.

Be sure to complete the application thoroughly and include all previous experience.

Applications 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 June 30, 2024

Job Description – Bulk Terminal Specialist

Guard / Security Officer

The Port of Lake Charles is seeking candidates for the position of Guard.  This is a full-time state Civil Service position that includes benefits.  No test is required.

The starting salary is $12.84 per hour.

This position is under the general supervision of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District’s (Port of Lake Charles) Harbor Police Lieutenant and involves manning fixed guard posts, assuring access control, detection and prevention of threats to Port property and personnel, and compliance with Federal regulations pertaining to Homeland Security, the Port’s Tariff, and the goals and objectives of the Harbor Police & Security Department.

Primary functions include: manning access gates, checking credentials for entry, documenting visitors, conducting vehicle and personnel screenings, and patrolling the facility.

High School Diploma or GED must be provided.  It is preferred that the candidate possess basic abilities and experience with Microsoft  Word, Excel and Outlook and experience in the writing and preparation of basic reports.  Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.  Prior military or security experience preferred.  Also prefer six (6) months experience in the types of duties outlined above or acceptable equivalent experience.  Must be available to work 12 hour rotating shifts including weekends, nights, and holidays.  The successful candidate must be willing to undergo and pass a complete, extensive personnel and criminal background investigation, as well as pass a physical exam, which includes drug screening.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.  Must possess or be eligible to obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential (TWIC) in accordance with 33CFR101.514 (TWIC Requirement).

Physical abilities such as standing, walking, running, pushing, pulling, climbing, lifting 30 pounds or more, stooping, bending, 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 submitted online following these instructions.  Log on to https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov  Choose “Current Job Opportunities.”  In the Search Box, enter Guard.  Select the title of the job for which you wish to apply, making sure it is for the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District.  Then, click on the green “Apply” button and follow steps to apply.

Applications 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 June 30, 2024.

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

Guard – Job Description

Maintenance Specialist

The Port of Lake Charles is seeking candidates for the position of Port Facility Maintenance Specialist 1, 2 or 3.  This a full-time state Civil Service position which includes excellent benefits. Entry level salary is $17.18 per hour; however, this is a training series (career progression group) with an opportunity for advancement over time.  Also, previous experience will be taken into consideration when determining hiring level and salary. The selected candidates will perform basic to advanced level duties in the repair and maintenance of the railroad, heavy mobile equipment, cranes, vehicles, electrical systems, mechanical maintenance and facilities & grounds.

Preferred qualifications include a wide variety of knowledge and experience such as:

  • Typical duties for railroad consist of but are not limited to the following: Inspecting railroad tracks; Repair and set railroad switches; Clean, lubricate and adjust railroad switches; Replace railroad crossties; Raise, tamp, and align railroad tracks; Operate equipment in the performance of track maintenance and grass cutting; Make minor repairs to equipment.
  • Typical duties for heavy equipment mechanic consist of but are not limited to the following: Repair and maintenance of the Port’s heavy mobile equipment and fleet vehicles including; electrical, drive train, engines, hydraulics, and computer-controlled systems, tire replacement, cutting and welding, and mower and weed eater maintenance.
  • Typical duties for electrical maintenance consist of but are not limited to the following: Diagnose malfunctioning systems and equipment using test equipment and hand tools; Identify hazards, defects and needed repairs to electrical systems, equipment and components; Install, repair and maintain motors, transformers, motor starters, lights, circuits and wiring in compliance with electrical codes and standards; Perform basic mechanical repairs outside of the electrical trade and read blue prints and ladder logic.
  • Typical duties for mechanical maintenance consist of but are not limited to the following: Operate equipment, tools and machinery as part of daily routine activities; Perform routine preventative maintenance; Provide maintenance needs on shift work, call outs and weekends; Perform maintenance on bearings, pumps, conveyors, gearboxes; Perform shaft and drive component alignment; Read blueprints and perform layout and fabrication; Welding; Perform visual inspections; Diagnose equipment problems; Read and understanding repair manuals.
  • Typical duties facilities and grounds consist of but are not limited to the following: Operate equipment, tools and machinery as part of daily routine activities; Perform routine duties in the cleaning, repair and maintenance of office buildings, properties, facilities, docks, railroads, transit sheds, grounds and appliances; Operate tractors; Cut grass; Trim; Weed; Spray herbicide at all Port grounds; Performs tasks, such as shoveling, carpentry, welding, plumbing, electrical, railroad work and general upkeep of the buildings and grounds.

A valid driver’s license, good driving record, valid TWIC or ability to obtain TWIC are required.  Other preferred qualifications include the possession of ASE Certification, CDL and experience with diesel engine equipment.

Performance of duties for this position requires manual physical labor such as standing, stooping, bending, walking, pushing, pulling, climbing, and lifting 30 pounds or more, work outdoors in all types of weather; and work around waterfront.

Application for the position must be made online following the instructions below.  Civil Service will provide this agency with a list of qualified candidates once the applications have been collected.

Log on to https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov On the left of the page, click on, “Search Jobs:  In the Search Box, type in Lake Charles Harbor.  Click on the title for which you wish to apply.  Click on the “Apply” tab at the top right and follow instructions.

It is strongly recommended that you complete the application thoroughly and include all previous work experience.  This could make a difference in the level at which you may be hired, as well as the salary.

Closing date is June 30, 2024.

Job Description – Railroad Maintenance
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