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Department of Human Resources

1755 Florida St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3129 Office
(225) 389-3118 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Brian K. Bernard, MPA, PHR,SHRM-CP
Human Resources Director

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 Human Resources

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Brian K. Bernard, MPA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Director

The Department of Human Resources’ goal is to support the Mayor-President and City-Parish departments as they recruit, retain, and train a talented diverse workforce that efficiently meets the needs of the public.

Oversees the administrative duties and acts as an advisor and liaison to the Personnel Board, Metropolitan Council, and other agencies.

Classification and Pay
Develops and monitors salary administration in an effort to maintain an equitable and competitive pay system for the City-Parish.

Payroll and Benefits
Ensures that all City-Parish employees are paid on an accurate and timely basis; and administers a comprehensive health benefit program for active and retired employees and their dependents with health, life, and dental coverage; monitors pre-employment and random the drug testing programs.

Employee Relations
Oversee various federal, state, local ordinances, and rules regarding the Non Discrimination Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for City-Parish government.

Recruitment and Examination
Recruits and administers written examinations to obtain a qualified workforce for all classified positions within the City-Parish government. 

Training and Employee Development Provides a systematic program of in-service training for members of the Classified Service to qualify them for advancement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Criminal Record Checks part of the application process?

Yes, Criminal Record Checks will be run on all applicants not currently employed with the City-Parish Government, as well as those employees with less than six months of service and employees originally hired as a minor. These record checks will be run prior to candidates being offered employment and may include a check of driver’s license history.

Can you apply for any job at any time?

No. A position must be open for application in order to apply. However, Classified City-Parish employees can apply for any position at any time.

All classified City-Parish positions have minimum qualifications which must be met by all applicants interested in employment. Please review the job posting for the position you are interested in. If you do not have the specific minimum requirements, and wish to discuss the equivalent combination of training and experience, please contact the Recruitment staff at 389-3132.

Do I have to complete an application to apply for a job?

Yes, resumés are not accepted in lieu of completed applications. City-Parish applicants are expected to provide accurate and complete application information regarding employment, education, criminal history, etc. Any misrepresentation of information will disqualify applicants from employment consideration and subject current employees to dismissal.

Are original education, certification and similar documents required when I apply for a job?

No, original documents are not required. Copies of education, certification and similar documents can be submitted when you apply for a job.

What jobs do you have open for application?

Select Current Employment Opportunities at the top of this page for a listing of available jobs.

How do I apply for a job?

The application process depends upon the position in which you are applying. If a position is open as a current vacancy, then the application must be submitted before the deadline date and time. All applications with a Thursday deadline must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday. If a position is open continuously for application, then there is no deadline in applying. If a written examination is required, then the application must be submitted when you come in for testing. For more information view the Walk-In Test Schedule on this site.

What are your testing days?

Written and skills examinations are offered on a walk-in basis.  No appointment is needed. You can get a testing schedule from the Recruitment & Examination Division or from our Walk-In Test Schedule webpage.

When will I receive my test and/or application results?

Examination and/or application results are mailed to the applicant usually within 3 weeks of application.