NOTICE OF COMPETITIVE EXAM

A written examination will be given in approximately sixty (60) days, on a competitive basis to approved applicants for the purpose of placing names on the competitive employment list for the class of Police Chief in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law and the rules of the Natchitoches Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board.

Applications may be obtained from Central Fire Station located at 562 Second Street or online at www.ose.louisiana.gov. Go to “testing and employment”. Read the application thoroughly, and follow the directions.

All completed applications and the required attachments must be delivered to P.O. Box 1426, Natchitoches, La. 71457. Applications must be mailed and received by Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 4:30 p.m. Approved applicants will be notified of the exact date, time and place of the examination at least five (5) days prior to the examination date.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Unless otherwise specified, all requirements must be met by the filing deadline for application for admission to the examination.

Must meet all requirements of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law, including being a citizen of the United States, and of legal age.

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER

Must have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, police administration, business administration, public administration, or other related curriculum and at least eight (8) years of experience in full time law enforcement positions, at least two (2) years of which must have been in positions which include administrative or supervisory responsibilities. Law enforcement experience must include work in positions which would provide background in patrol operations, criminal investigations, police training, and related areas of police department operations and management.

OR

Must have an associate degree in criminal justice, police administration, or other related curriculum, or a bachelor's degree in an unrelated curriculum and at least ten (10) years of experience in full time law enforcement positions, at least two (2) years of which must have been in positions which include administrative or supervisory responsibilities. Law enforcement experience must include work in positions which would provide background in patrol operations, criminal investigations, police training, and related areas of police department operations and management.

OR

Applicant must possess one of the following: high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, high school transcript, affidavit from the issuing high school, associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or college transcript, any one of which must indicate that graduation has occurred, or a degree awarded. Any Louisiana applicant who presents a home study diploma shall submit necessary documentation indicating Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approval of the home study curriculum. Non-Louisiana applicants shall be required to present proof of completion of a high school curriculum which has been accredited by the applicant’s state, or its state-approved agency. A certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or equivalency certificate. AND must have at least twelve (12) years of experience in full time law enforcement positions, at least four (4) years of which must have been in positions which include administrative or supervisory responsibilities. Law enforcement experience must include work in positions which would provide background in patrol operations, criminal investigations, police training, and related areas of police department operations and management.