Release Date: 03/07/2007

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division is currently seeking interested candidates who want to become LDWF enforcement agents for the next LDWF Cadet Academy Training Program, which is scheduled to begin on June 18, 2007.

Interested applicants must submit a copy of their completed State Employment Application Form (SF-10) to the Department of State Civil Service and take the required LEAPS 7500 Exam by March 31, 2007.  After taking the exam, applicants must also submit one copy of their application indicating specific parishes as announced with attached additional supporting documentation to LDWF Human Resources Office by hand, fax or mail postmarked no later than March 31, 2007.  Applications via e-mail will not be accepted.

SF-10 Application Forms are available online at www.civilservice.gov, any state agency's human resources office or job service office.  For information about the job vacancy announcement, the minimum qualifications required to qualify for the job title, Wildlife Enforcement Cadet, additional supporting documentation to be attached to the application, and contact information, please visit the Civil Service website at www.cilvilservice.louisiana.gov and click on the link "Search for Jobs," (or JOB SEARCH), which list available parishes as announced and contains application instructions.  Applicants should apply and list on their SF-10 application only those parishes that are announced and in which they would be willing to live and work.
All Enforcement Cadets receive full state benefits and pay from the first day of training.  The starting pay is $30,000 a year.  Cadets will train in Baton Rouge Monday through Friday, but will be allowed to go home on the weekends and holidays. 

"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 20 cadets in this Academy 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."

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 225-765-2850.

For more information, contact Sandy Trahan at 225-765-2938 or strahan@wlf.louisiana.gov or Ruth Rigg at 225-765-2851 or rrigg@wlf.louisiana.gov.