State of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA

Supplemental Information

This position is located in the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority,
Executive Division, Legal Section.

This position may be filled by a temporary job appointment. However, there is a possibility that this position may later be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

This position entails working with attorneys and other support staff in a legal setting. Preferred applicant will have excellent communication and organizational skills and will also be expected to liaise with a variety of state and federal agencies and partners. Preference will be given to applicants with Legal Secretary / Administrative Assistant experience or Paralegal Experience or certifications or other experience working for law firm or legal departments.

Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

As part of a career progression group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Coastal Resources Program Specialist 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience. The maximum salary for CRPS 3 is $73,445 annually.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam 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 current test scores 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.

Louisiana is a State as Model Employer for individuals with disabilities.

If you have any questions, you may contact:
Holly Anderson, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 44027
Baton Rouge, LA 70804


A baccalaureate degree.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide assistance to higher level staff in a major environmental program in implementing a wide range of administrative functions within a division with an operating budget of approximately $30 to $55 million, and/or to serve as the contract manager for a very large/very complex project or feasibility study to create, restore, enhance, protect, and preserve the state's coastal wetlands, marshes, flood plains, and other natural resources vital to the state's economy and/or the safety of its citizens (private, public, institutional, industrial, and governmental).

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Close from a Coastal Resources Program Supervisor, higher level Coastal Resources Scientist, or an Engineer.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Water Campus.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from a Coastal Resource Program Specialist 2 by assignment of programs or projects of a larger and/or more complex scope.

Examples of Work

Assists higher level staff in planning, developing, managing, and implementing purchase orders, services, contracts, and/or construction contracts for moderately complex programs and projects.

Assists higher level staff in developing contract and/or bid proposals and required paperwork for review prior to departmental approval process, and assists in the management and monitoring of such contracts.

Assists in securing professional services for projects or programs, including support services (e.g., warehouse space, office space, helicopter services, etc.) Prepares necessary scope of services, budgets for work products, defines deliverables, defines proper contractor expertise, and required forms for processing through departmental approval process.

Assists higher level staff in preparing paperwork for routine division purchases; reviewing invoices for payment; logging items into the ISIS computer system; receiving purchases, supervising storage in the division's central supply area, and disbursing supplies as needed; assisting with the division's annual inventory and locating missing equipment; and assisting in the purchase and maintenance operations of the division's vehicular and boat fleet.

Assists in development of cost share agreements in cooperation with federal agencies for funding of projects, programs, and studies and assists in coordinating changes to cost share agreements.

Assists in the preparation of comprehensive requested and required reports on contractual, grant, purchasing, vehicle and boat fleet, fiscal matters, and others as required.

May require some in-state travel.