A written examination will be given in approximately ninety (90) days, on a competitive basis to approved applicants for the purpose of placing names on the competitive employment list for the class of Fire Training and Safety Officer in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law and the rules of the Natchitoches Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board.

Applications may be obtained from Central Fire Station located at 562 Second Street or online at Go to “testing and employment”. Read the application thoroughly, and follow the directions.

All completed applications and the required attachments must be mailed to:
P.O. Box 1426
Natchitoches, La. 71457

Applications must be delivered and received by Monday, August 24, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Approved applicants will be notified of the exact date, time and place of the examination at least five (5) days prior to the examination date.

Unless otherwise specified, all requirements listed below must be met by filing deadline for applications for admission to the test.

Must meet all requirements of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law, including being a citizen of the United States, and of legal age.

After offer of employment, but before beginning work in this class, must pass a physical examination, the selection and administration of which shall be authorized by the Appointing Authority, designed to demonstrate good health and physical fitness sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without accommodation.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Applicant must possess one of the following: high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, high school transcript, affidavit from the issuing high school, associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or college transcript, any one of which must indicate that graduation has occurred, or a degree awarded. Any Louisiana applicant who presents a home study diploma shall submit necessary documentation indicating Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approval of the home study curriculum. Non-Louisiana applicants shall be required to present proof of completion of a high school curriculum which has been accredited by the applicant’s state, or its state-approved agency. A certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or equivalency certificate.

Must have at least five (5) years’ experience with a full-time, paid fire department or three (3) years’ experience in fire service training.