Team Lead
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Baton Rouge, LA

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Minimum A baccalaureate degree plus two years of work experience in the field of Public Assistance. This position is open to current Disaster Recovery Specialist 2 and above in the GOHSEP Public Assistance Section. Substitutions Eight years of full time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree only. A master's degree in any field may be substituted for the two years of required work experience.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to qualify as follows:

A maximum of 90 semester hours can be combined with experience to qualify.

15 to 29 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience.
30 to 44 semester hours credit will substitute for two years experience.
45 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for three years experience.
60 to 74 semester hours credit will substitute for four years experience.
75 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for five years experience.
90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for six years experience.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree can be substituted for a maximum of six years full-time work experience. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree must also have at least two years full-time work experience to qualify.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Additional Information Preference may be given to applicants with previous supervisory experience. Applicants must have knowledge of applicable laws, rules, and regulations relating to public assistance programs. Applicants must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; effective oral/written communication skills; strong analytical skills; the ability to work independently, and effective interpersonal skills. This position requires the ability to travel and attend out-of-town meetings and may require overnight travel and overtime. The position may be deployed statewide with short notice. Must be able to work 12-hour shifts and beyond, day or night, for extended periods during emergencies. Must present and maintain a valid Louisiana driver’s license.

Open to current DRS 2 and above of the GOHSEP Public Assistance Grants section only. Your online application must include the following attachments in order to be complete and considered: 1. Cover Letter (expressing interest and why you feel you are the best qualified candidate) 2. Resume 3. College Transcript
Failure to submit the documents in the timeframe given will result in the applicant not being considered for employment. Please be certain to use an email address on the application submitted that is accessed often . Applicants must attach these items to the application packet as they apply at . If invited to interview, an impromptu skills assessment will be conducted. Applicants with international degrees must provide an equivalency evaluation and a copy of their transcript at the time of application. The equivalency evaluation and transcript can be attached to the electronic application or faxed to either (225)922-0528 or (225)925-3970 no later than the closing date of this job posting. Applications submitted without the above documents will not be considered. This agency participates in the E-verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings used by GOHSEP.

Application Status Message What it Means Application received Your application has been submitted successfully. Evaluating experience Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Eligible for consideration You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position. Referred to hiring manager for review Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview. Position filled Someone has been selected for the position. Position cancelled The agency has decided not to fill the position.
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.

If you have any questions please contact Ginger Krieg Email: BENEFITS: Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to “make a difference” through 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. Flexible Working Arrangements – The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies. Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage. Insurance Coverage – Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State’s own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at Deferred Compensation – As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings. 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 – The Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS) is a qualified defined benefit pension and retirement plan under Section 401 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code. LASERS’ provides retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. Additional information on this program can be found at .

Job Concepts:
Function of Work This position serves as a Supervisor within the Public Assistance Grants section, supervising Disaster Recovery Specialists. Level of Work Supervisor Supervision Received General from a manager or administrator of a higher level. Supervision Exercised Direct over Disaster Recovery Specialists.

Examples of Work:
The Team Lead is responsible for supervising a team of Disaster Recovery Specialists (DRS). The Team Lead provides guidance and oversight to the DRS’ in preparing documentation, invoices, and information to request reimbursement for approved, federally funded public assistance grants from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This position is responsible for monitoring the progress of each assigned DRS to ensure their professional growth and technical development.

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