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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service HIGHWAY FOREMAN 1 (U560) in Abbeville, Louisiana


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$4,177.00 - $7,518.00 Monthly


Abbeville, LA

Job Type


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DOTD-Engineering & Operations


District 3- Lafayette

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/22/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information


JOB NUMBER: 03-10852-HF-05152024-LR

About this position:

The overall function of this position is to ensure that state roads are maintained in accordance with DOTD standards. 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.

A valid Louisiana Class "A" CDL is required prior to being appointed to this position.

No Civil Service Test is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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

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.

Please list all work experience on the application. Failure to include all work experience may affect your eligibility for this position.

*ResumesWILL NOTbe accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

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, please contact:

Lynn Reed, Dawn Soileau, or Lela Babineaux

DOTD – District 03

Human Resources

(337) 262-6100

Minimum Qualifications


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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

60% Supervises patching of bituminous surface of roadways with hot or cold pre-mixed bituminous material; hand leveling of bituminous surface roadways with hot mix; leveling and limited overlay of bituminous surface roadway with hot mix using a motor patrol or asphalt spreader; removing and disposing of deteriorated surface and base and replacing with hot mix; removing bumps on bituminous surfaced roadways with bump cutter or motor patrol; and repairing potholes.

20% Supervises maintenance of shoulders; restoring shoulders using bituminous material or aggregate; and blading and reshaping shoulders using a motor patrol. Supervises roadside vegetation control operations: mowing of roadside ditches with tractors; cutting and removing trees on rights-of-way; spraying herbicide on roadside to eliminate undesirable vegetation such as weeds, vines, shrubs, and trees; cutting and removing brush and small trees with brush knives and chain saws; and trimming around signs, mailboxes, etc. with weed eaters.

5% Supervises patching of concrete roadways with Portland cement concrete; patching or leveling roadways with hot or cold mix; and repairs of blow-ups and joints in the surface of concrete roadways.

5% Supervises cleaning of intersections, litter pickup, placing of traffic control devices in work areas, and preventative maintenance of equipment. Also supervises crew during emergency conditions such as snow and ice control, placing and tending high water signs, clearing roadways of fallen trees, and cleaning oil spills.

5% Makes daily reports, conducts performance planning/evaluations and approves leave requests. Assists in completing accident reports and payrolls. Trains subordinates and replaces Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent and other Highway Foreman during their absence.

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

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough 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:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at

Parental Leave– Up to six weeks paid parental leave

More information can be found at

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 ( LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others


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

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you a permanent LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you a probational LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No


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


    To ensure compliance with PPM #9, DOTD Nepotism Policy, please list the name and relationship with any immediate family members that are currently employed by the LA-DOTD. Please type "N/A" if there are no immediate family members?


    What are your career interests?

    Required Question


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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