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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Maintenance Repairer 1-2 (Floodgate/Floodwall Dept.) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Maintenance Repairer 1-2 (Floodgate/Floodwall Dept.)

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Maintenance Repairer 1-2 (Floodgate/Floodwall Dept.)


$2,222.00 - $3,987.00 Monthly


New Orleans, LA

Job Type


Job Number



SE LA Flood Protection Auth-East

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/9/2023 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

Cement and Welding experience and Class D license is preferred.

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E) operates the regional flood control system and associated facilities in St. Bernard Parish, the east-bank of Orleans Parish, and the east-bank of Jefferson Parish within its control in order to protect lives and property from tidal flooding by natural weather events.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Maintenance Foreman, Maintenance Superintendent, Facilities Maintenance Manager A, B, or C, or the Maintenance Director.

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

25% Ensure operational ability of each floodgate. This inspection is performed on a regular basis and will include the following: • Ensure locking devices are properly lubricated • Ensure all painted surfaces are free of rust • Ensure gate sills are in working condition for emergency closings • Ensure operational ability of all flood valves • Ensure all gate seals for wear and adjustment

25% The incumbent will provide plumbing services, including minor repairs, preventative maintenance and quarterly inspection of flood control valves; and assists with completing valve maintenance inspection reports. Employee will exercise knowledge of plumbing code requirements, actuator operation to open and close valves, and use proper writing skills to document valve inspection.

10% Incumbent will coordinate work assignments and training for the staff, i.e., Maintenance Repairer l 's, Trades Apprentices, Laborers, assigned to the Maintenance Division.

10% Perform general repairs to SLFPAE facilities, including but not limited to plumbing, carpentry, electrical, flooring, mechanical, painting and other related fields.

5% Drive vehicles on and off the levee system as part of daily duties and will assist in flood fighting during emergency situations, including filling and stacking sandbags, loading and/or unloading trailers and any other duties assigned during emergency situations.

The incumbent will perform any and all other duties as required or assigned by other higher- r a n k i n g supervisors, directors or administrative personnel.

Note: Incumbent is required to perform other duties as necessary, including but not limited to, emergency/disaster support activities by being on 24-hour call. Incumbent is required to report to work and remain there in case of emergency (hurricanes, storms, or other conditions, which could lead to flooding) until such emergency has subsided and employees are released through orders of the Regional Director. Place and remove stop logs during high water emergencies. Make, place, and remove sandbags whenever needed. Place and remove barricades and traffic cones.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Maintenance Repairer 1-2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the ‘Job Specifications’ tab located at the top of the LA Careers ‘Current Job Opportunities’ page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

No Civil Service test scoreis 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 further information about this vacancy contact:

Chantell Johnson





One year of experience in the building construction trades, building maintenance, maintenance or repair of mechanical equipment, or as a parks building and grounds attendant.


Training in the building construction trades, building maintenance, maintenance or repair of mechanical equipment, or parks building and grounds work will substitute for the required experience. Training will be credited in six month increments.


Custodial building maintenance is not qualifying.

Examples of building construction trades include cabinetmaker, carpenter, concrete finisher, electrician, HVAC controls technician, HVAC mechanic, ironworker, millwright, painter, pipefitter, plasterer, plumber, refrigeration mechanic, roofer, sheet metal worker, steamfitter, tile setter and welder.

Examples of building maintenance include Maintenance Repairer 1/2, B/G/E Maintenance Repairer 1/2 and Maintenance Repair Foreman.

Examples of repair/maintenance of mechanical equipment include Operating Engineer 1/2, auto mechanic, Mobile Equipment Maintenance Mechanic, Mobile Equipment Overhaul Mechanic and Mobile Equipment Master Mechanic.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To make minor repairs to buildings, facilities, grounds, navigational locks, and light equipment/appliances or to perform general maintenance on marine vessels and all related facilities.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Close from a Maintenance Foreman, supervisor, or administrator of higher level.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

All state agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from laborer, grounds maintenance, and custodial jobs by performance of a wide range of basic maintenance and repair responsibilities.

Differs from other maintenance jobs by limitation to basic or minor repairs to buildings, facilities, light equipment, or marine vessels.

Examples of Work


Makes minor repairs to the interior/exterior of buildings and facilities and maintains furniture and equipment employing basic skills in the plumbing, carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and related fields.

Maintains and makes minor repairs to small lawn mowers, appliances, chainsaws, pumps, cars, and tractors including lubricant levels, timing, replacing, and adjusting minor worn or damaged parts (belts, plugs, fuses, hoses, etc.).

Cleans and replaces filters on window air conditioners and simple central heating and air conditioning systems.

Starts, operates, and checks for safety and maintenance of a wide variety of small engines, lawn mowers, hand tools, pumps, chainsaws, pick up trucks, tractors, farm machinery, and implements.

Performs basic road maintenance by clearing drainage, spreading road surface material, filling pot holes, placement of signs, repairing fences, removing trees, etc.

Makes minor repairs to navigational locks such as replacing hydraulic hoses.


Performs minor repairs on marine vessels.

Performs general maintenance on all marine facilities.

Participates in the painting, pipefitting, carpentry, sand blasting, and electrical repair of marine vessels and related equipment.

Performs minor maintenance on all assigned equipment.

Performs other duties or assignments as directed by Marine Foreman or Marine Maintenance Superintendent.

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

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


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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