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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service HIGHWAY FOREMAN 1 in United States






$3,026.00 - $5,427.00 Monthly


St. Francisville, LA

Job Type



DOTD-Engineering & Operations

Job Number



6/6/2020 11:59 PM Central

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DISTRICT 61 - GANG 560 – St. Francisville

JOB NUMBER: 61/50343101/HF-1/05.22.2020-GT


Please visit our DOTD Career Center for more information about our agency:

DOTD Permanent Employees Only

Class A, Commercial Driver's License is required

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 9300-Highway Foreman in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

DOTD EMPLOYEES: Refer to appropriate EDSM directive for required structured training requirements and PPM # 59 Workforce Development on training guidelines

"The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type."

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Jonathan Catlett

Engineering Technician 7




Four years of experience in the construction, maintenance or repair of roads, bridges, levees, drainage facilities, wharfs, buildings, or grounds; OR the operation of heavy mobile equipment, industrial machinery, construction or maintenance equipment; OR the maintenance of heavy mobile equipment, industrial machinery, construction or maintenance equipment.


A combination of experience in the various fields will be accepted.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide supervision, guidance, logistical support, and limited administration to a group of maintenance personnel maintaining roads, drainage, and bridges within a parish.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Broad review from a Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent or other maintenance supervisor of higher grade.

Supervision Exercised:

Direct line over all parish level Mobile Equipment Operators, Helpers, and Laborers.

Location of Work:

Department of Transportation and Development, parish/district wide.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent by lack of responsibility for management of all parish highway maintenance activities.

Differs from other maintenance supervisory jobs by its involvement in and responsibility for highway and road maintenance on the parish level.

Differs from Highway Foreman 2 by its lack of supervision over large groups of personnel performing specialized highway maintenance work (bridge construction, highway marking, striping, truss erection, etc.), district or statewide.

Examples of Work

Highway Foreman 1

Function Statement:

The overall function of this position is to be responsible for the activities of a crew of Mobile Equipment Operators in maintaining/repairing roads in West Feliciana Parish, with the primary responsibility for the vegetation control on highway right-of-way. This position is located in the District 61/Gang560/West Feliciana Parish of the Department of Transportation and Development and reports directly to the Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent for West Feliciana Parish. The incumbent must be self-motivated and be able to perform duties many times with minimal supervision and also be able to interpret unforeseen conditions as they may arise. Incumbent must have the knowledge, experience and the capability to train employees. Also must be able to skillfully operate and maintain any light or heavy equipment owned and operated by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development in maintenance operations. The incumbent will participate in appropriate DOTD structured training programs as appropriate and attend all continuing education classes and conferences deemed necessary to facilitate the performance of required tasks.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

60% Supervises, trains and assists a maintenance crew in routine maintenance functions; some examples: pothole patching, initial repair of pavement blowups, cleaning or repairing drain structures, mowing, shoulder repairs, cleaning up litter on roadsides, tree removal and etc. Inspects and maintains cable barrier system.

10% Supervises all assigned equipment, servicing and proper up keep to minimize downtime to ensure reasonable service life and provide for safe operations of equipment.

10% Supervise a maintenance crew in supplying them with proper safety equipment and makes sure that work sites are always signed properly

5% Prepares Daily Work reports, incident or accident reports and may assist in preparing payrolls.

5% Conducts Performance Evaluation System sessions on subordinates, counsels and rates employees within the gang.

5% Acts as Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent in his absence.

5% Will be required to perform other duties as necessary including, not limited to, emergency/disaster support.



Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements – The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage – Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at

Deferred Compensation – As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (, Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (, among others. LASERS has provided this video to give you more detailed information about their system.


Are you a permanent LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have a valid Louisiana Class " A" CDL drivers license?

  • Yes

  • No


Are you a probational LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No


Are you a current or former employee of the State of Louisiana?

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  • No


If so, for which state agency(ies) do you/did you work and during what time period(s)? If not, indicate "NA".


Are you related by kinship to anyone currently employed with the LA-DOTD?

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If yes, please list the name of your relative and relationship. If no, please type "N/A."


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For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462