Jefferson Parish


Jefferson Parish, LA

Job Description


Posted: Saturday, 8/5/2023

Jefferson Parish Civil Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Purpose of Announcement


This employment list will also be used for future EAST AND WEST Jefferson vacancies in this Department as they occur.

Kind of Work

The purpose of this position is to perform skilled, electrical, and instrumentation work in the installation, repair, maintenance, troubleshooting, and calibration of components of the Parish Telemetry system. Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains SCADA Pack, DirectLogic, Bristol Babcock, Allen Bradley, Tesco, and other similar Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Installs, calibrates, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains Flowline, Global Water, Endress Hauser, Milltronics, Met One, Precision Digital, and various other sensors, transmitters, valves, and switches. Installs and maintains electrical wiring, network cabling, data cabling, conduit of various types, antennas, antenna cable, antenna masts, solar panels, lightning arrestors, power supplies of different voltages, uninterruptable power supplies, batteries, surge suppressors, voltage converters, wireless local area networks, and ethernet radio transceivers. Installs, programs, and maintains high performance digital signal processing data transceivers; fabricate PLC control panels and weather stations. Troubleshooting communication issues involving wireless, ethernet, and microwave data transmission systems. Performs work from within a bucket truck that can reach up to 60 feet high. Performs related work as required. Will be required to be on call 365 days a year for emergency repairs. This position is an essential, emergency duty status worker and may not be relieved of duty when the Parish President or his designee recommends a voluntary or mandatory evacuation of Jefferson Parish. Position requires driving of a Parish vehicle, thus possession of a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record will be given preference.

Employees will be required to obtain a Louisiana Class B CDL prior to the completion of their probationary period.

Minimum Qualifications For Admission to Examination

Applicants must possess a current Jefferson Parish Class A Electrical License; PLUS, must meet one (1) of the following requirements:
1. Permanent civil service status in the class of Telemetry Technician I and at least one (1) year of experience at the 'I' level.
2. A minimum of three (3) years of experience performing industrial or commercial electrical construction work, with at least one (1) year of work experience at the journeyman level. Experience must include the maintenance, repair, calibration, and/or troubleshooting of industrial or plant equipment, 4-20 mA instrumentation, and high voltage electrical apparatuses or panels (operating from at least 480 volts). Plus, training or experience in the use of a computer with a Windows operating system and in the installation, use, maintenance, and/or troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

Related education, experience, and/or professional certification(s) above and beyond the minimum qualifications will be required for consideration of an entrance salary above the minimum rate.

Kind of Examination


The examination may consist of a written test, a rating of training and experience, an oral panel interview or any combination thereof. If used, the rating of training and experience will be based on information on file with the Personnel Department. Thus, applicants must furnish a complete and accurate detailed description of their work experience, the names and addresses of all previous employers, and the dates of employment. Qualified applicants will be notified by mail of the time, date, and place of any assembled test.

DATE: 03/04/11
AMEDED: 11/19/21
RE-OPENED: 03/18/22

Applications may be filed online at OR either of the office addresses below:

Application Offices

East Jefferson: Room 206, 12221 Elmwood Park Blvd. Jefferson, LA 70123

West Jefferson: Suite 3100, 200 Derbigny St. Gretna, LA 70053


Vacation (Annual Leave)
Employees accumulate one half day of paid vacation for every two weeks worked.
Leave accrual rates increase with years of service. Any unused annual leave is
usually paid upon separation from Parish Employment.

Sick Leave
Employees accumulate one half day of paid sick leave for every two weeks worked.
Sick leave is available for personal illness, injury or medical consultations.

Nine paid official holidays are observed, plus any holidays declared by Parish Officials.

Life Insurance
All regular employees receive a life insurance policy equal to one year's salary.
Extra insurance may be purchased.

Medical Insurance
An HMO medical insurance plan is avalable for employees and their
dependents. Jefferson Parish pays 80% of the premium for employees and 50% of
the premiums for dependents.

A Flexible Benefits Plan
Employees have the opportunity to save money by paying for health
insurance and optional insurance with pre-tax dollars. A Flexible Savings
Account for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care is also available.

Most regular employees belong to the Parochial Employees' Retirement
System instead of the Social Security System. For employees hired after
January 01, 2007, a pension calculated at 3% of salary per year of service
is provided upon retirement at age 67 with 7 years of service, age 62 with
10 years of service, or age 55 with 30 years of service.

Tenure Payment
Employees are paid $25 per year of service in December of each year.
Employees must have worked two years before the first check is paid.

Deferred Compensation Plan(457b plan)
Similar to 401K programs, the 457b Deferred Plan allows employees to defer
up to $14,000 of pretax income each year to supplement retirement savings.
Pre-tax contributions can be cashed in upon retirement or termination without
penalty. This plan is provided by Nationwide Retirement Solutions 1-877-677-3678.

Special leaves of absence for military service, maternity leave, etc.
may be granted in accordance with the Personnel Rules.

Jefferson Parish At A Glance

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