Release Date: 08/15/2006

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division is currently seeking interested candidates who want to become LDWF enforcement agents for their next LDWF Cadet Training Program, which is scheduled for November of 2006.

Interested applicants must complete the LEAPS 7500 Civil Service test before Friday, Aug. 25 in order to qualify for the position.  After taking the test, applicants must submit their applications with supporting documentation to LDWF by fax or mail postmarked no later than Sept. 1.  Applications that are e-mailed will not be accepted.

Applications are available online at www.civilservice.gov, any state agency's human resources office or job service office.  For information about the job vacancy, the required documentation for the application and contact information, please visit http://www.dscs.state.la.us/asp/csjobsearch/Search/Jobs.htm.

All cadets start receiving state benefits and pay from the first day of training.  The starting pay is $2,383.56 per month.  Cadets will train in Baton Rouge Monday through Friday, but will be allowed to go home on the weekends. 

"This is one of the greatest jobs in the world if you enjoy law enforcement work and have a love for the outdoors," LDWF Enforcement Division's Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze said.  "The job is exciting and challenging and can involve search and rescue resulting in saving lives."

LaCaze said that he would like to have 24 cadets in this class and that an agent's life is never boring.  "It is seasonal in nature as the job changes according to the time of year with hunting regulations enforcement in the fall and winter and boating and fishing in the spring and summer."

Applicants should only apply for those parishes in which they would be willing to live and work and must submit a separate application with supporting documentation for each parish where they would choose to work.

For more information about testing and application information please visit www.civilservice.louisiana.gov or www.yourfuture.louisiana.com or call the LDWF's Human Resources Office at 225-765-2851.

For more information, contact Angelle Porche at 225-765-2851 or aporche@wlf.louisiana.gov.