Employment Information & Requirements
FIRE AND POLICE APPLICANTS
To Apply for Positions within the Police Department or Fire Department: Pick up
applications at the City Court Building located at 208 S. State Street, Abbeville,
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE APPLICANTS
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Abbeville encourages
applications from all persons regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin,
political affiliations or disabling condition.
FILING: Application forms may be obtained from City Hall, 101 N. State Street,
Abbeville, Louisiana between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Business
Days. Applicants are responsible for the truth of all statements made in their
application. False statements are grounds for rejection of application. When
returning completed application, present a valid driver’s license or identification
card and current voter’s registration for verification purposes.
NOTE DEADLINE DATE: Job vacancies are posted on all departmental bulletin
boards in addition to the City Hall bulletin board. Application forms must be
returned to the City Hall in person or by mail before the deadline date and time
specified on the job announcement. No application will be accepted after the
CITIZENSHIP: All applicants must be citizens of the United States.
RESIDENCE: All candidates for the civil service exam must be qualified voters of
the parish or county in which they reside.
EXAMINATION: All persons appointed for employment will be required to
successfully complete a screening to test their ability to perform the essential
job functions for the position applied for and submit to a drug screen urinalysis
as a contingency before reporting to work.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: Provided a passing grade is attained on the
examination, five points shall be added to the grade of each applicant who has
served in the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty for ninety consecutive days or
more and received an honorable discharge. Applicants claiming preference
under these provisions must present original or true copy discharge papers
(DD214) to the Civil Service Office for verification of service.
QUALIFICATIONS: Read the job announcement carefully. Note the minimum
and/or desirable education and experience requirements. You must specifically
show that you meet the minimum requirements when such requirements are
specified on the job announcement; otherwise, you will not be allowed to take
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Applicants should clearly show all of their
education and work experience; and should include any volunteer experience.
Be specific in completing these important sections.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBER: All applicants and eligibles
are responsible for notifying the Civil Service Office of any change of address
and/or telephone number.
EXAM NOTIFICATION: Applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination later by mail. Applicants who are unable to appear for the exam must contact the Civil Service Office before the scheduled examination; otherwise, their application will be withdrawn.
EXAMINATIONS: Exams may include written tests, oral tests, tests of performance or a rated interview.
CERTIFICATION AND SELECTION:
VACATION: The amount of vacation time or annual leave is based on an employee’s time of continuous service.
SERVICE TIME – ANNUAL LEAVE EARNED
After one year. . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 days
2 years to 3 years . . . . . . . . . . .12 days
4 years to 9 years . . . . . . . . . . .16 days
10 years to 19 years. . . . . . . . . 20 days
After 20 years. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 days
SICK LEAVE: All employees are credited with one day of sick leave per month of consecutive employment. Employees may convert to retirement credit any unused accrued sick and annual leave upon retirement with the City’s retirement plan.
HOLIDAYS: All employees receive up to fifteen paid holidays per year.
WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION: All City of Abbeville employees are covered under the provision of the workmen’s compensation and unemployment programs as prescribed by state law.
Positions in the Municipal Civil Service System
*denotes department head
Central Office Department – City Hall
Secretary Treasurer *
Utility Service Worker II
Utility Service Worker I
Utilities Collection Specialist II
Utilities Collection Specialist I
Director of Personnel*
Revenue/Taxation/Permit Department – City Hall
Director of Revenue, Regulatory Codes & Permits
Tax & Permit Specialist
Public Works Department
Public Works Director*
Public Works Assistant
Public Works Equipment Maintenance Worker
Apprentice Lineworker II
Apprentice Lineworker I
(Water Production/Water Utilities)
Water Production Superintendent*
Water Maintenance Foreman
Water Plant Operator
Maintenance Worker III
Wastewater Treatment Superintendent*
Wastewater Plant Operator Foreman
Wastewater Plant Operator
Street ande Bridge Department
(Street Maintenance/Street Construction and Improvement)
Street Construction and Improvement
Street Construction and Improvement Foreman*
Equipment Operator I
Equipment Operator II
Street Maintenance Foreman*
Maintenance Worker I
Maintenance Worker II
Parks and Recreation Department
Maintenance Worker II
Parks and Recreation Groundskeeper
Civil Service Application
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Abbeville encourages applications from all persons regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, political affiliations or disabling condition.
To avoid delays in processing, please give complete and accurate information.
ADMISSION TO EXAMINATIONS: The minimum age for entrance to any and all examinations shall be eighteen (18) years of age and the applicant must be a qualified voter.
(A voter registration card is required.)