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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ACCOUNTANT 1/2/3 -EXEC-FISCAL in Hammond, Louisiana


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Hammond, LA

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LDH-Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/22/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

We believe that our individual differences are our strength, and it forms the foundation that allows our agency to empower individuals to experience a greater quality of life.

Our agency’s vision is that all people will be empowered to lead meaningful and productive lives among friends, relatives, and neighbors regardless of behavioral health needs or developmental disabilities. We have been lighting the path forward into r ecovery by providing person-centered services to adults and children who meet the treatment criteria for substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, and/or mental health.

To learn more about our agency, please Visit our website (

Potential Benefits:

  • Some of our facilities are approved HRSA/NHSC sites . S taff in specific positions at approved sites may be eligible to apply for certain student loan relief programs.

  • Educational opportunities made available to staff .

  • Paid holidays for eligible staff . This includes up to 10 statutory holidays as well as additional holidays as declared by the governor.

  • Earned Annual (personal) AND Sick Leave for eligible staff. Leave is accumulated and balances roll over each year.

  • Health , Life, and Miscellaneous Insurance Plans available for eligible staff, with multiple options at varying costs.

  • Retirement Options for eligible staff .

    For more detailed information on some of these benefits, you may click on the “Benefits” tab located above .

    This Accountant position is for a vacancy in Executive Administration/Fiscal section and is located in Hammond, Louisiana. Please see the Examples of Work below for additional information for this position.

This position will be filled as either a probational appointment or a promotional appointment. Applicants may be asked to serve a probationary period that may be anywhere between 6 months and 24 months.

This position participates in a Career Progression Group (CPG) and may be filled as an Accountant 1, 2, or 3, depending on the applicant’s level of experience. Please note that there is only one vacancy to be filled.

Salary may be negotiable depending on the chosen applicant’s level of experience. Below is a list of the pay range(s) for the position(s):

  • Accountant 1: $16.06/hour minimum - $31.50/hour maximum

  • Accountant 2: $17.18/hour minimum - $33.71/hour maximum

  • Accountant 3: $19.67 /hour minimum - $38.59/hour maximum

Note regarding the advertised pay range: The maximum amount listed is the maximum salary a person can make while in this title and NOT the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.

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

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.

  • Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. *

For additional information about this vacancy contact:

Emily Barthelemy, HR Analyst

FPHSA/Human Resources

835 Pride Drive, Suite B

Hammond, Louisiana 70401

Minimum Qualifications



A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.


A certified public accountant (CPA) certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.


Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting).

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting) as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide professional accounting services.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Accountant Technician by presence of professional level accounting duties.

Differs from Accountant 2 in that the duties are less complex. See allocation criteria memo for details.

Examples of Work

This position is a highly complex position requiring the incumbent to complete multiple complex accounting tasks which require specialized training and knowledge. This position is critical to the overall operations and management of FPHSA. Incumbent must ensure compliance to Federal and State regulations, must be adept on multiple software programs which are directly related to the maintenance of the budget, expenditures/payables, accounts receivable, LaCarte credit card, and the direct purchasing of the supplies/services for the entire FPHSA organization. This position prepares monthly fiscal expenditure/revenue analysis for the agency, prepares monthly grant tracking spreadsheets, maintains records for revenue received in the Fiscal department, reviews and reconciles agency IAT billings and funds receipts. This position also serves as the FPHSA Purchasing Agent and the Agency LaCarte Program Administrator and oversees the purchasing of materials, supplies, equipment, labor/services, and negotiates/executes service agreements, rentals, and leases necessary to provide services to FPHSA, as well as is responsible for the oversight of the LaCarte Program for FPHSA.

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


    Do you possess 24 semester hours in accounting from an accredited institution?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, please type each course name, semester hours earned, and the accredited institution. If you answered 'no,' type N/A. Example: ACCT 2001 - Introductory Financial Accounting - 3 hrs – LSU


    Do you have a current certified public accountant (CPA) certificate?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered yes to the previous question, please list your certification number, issue date, and expiration date. If no, please type N/A.

    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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