Supplemental Information

Section 45 – Traffic Operations

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As part of Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Trades Apprentice, Welder or Welder Master depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Welder Master is $56,888.00. 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 of salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

No Civil Service test score is 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.*

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type. Additionally, DOTD serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact:
Jerome Charles
Maintenance Foreman


No experience or training is required.

Trades: Cabinetmaker, Carpenter, Cement Finisher, Electrician, Instrument Technician, Insulator, Locksmith, Machinist, Mechanic, Painter, Pile driver, Plasterer, Plumber, Refrigeration and HVAC Mechanics, Rigger, Roofer, Sign Painter, Operating Engineers, Sheet Metalworker, Pipefitter/Steamfitter, Upholsterer, General Mechanical Maintenance jobs and Welder.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To assist a journeyman level tradesman and to learn the trade by on-the-job training or formal instruction as prescribed by the employing agency.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Close from a journeyman level tradesman or assigned instructor.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
May be used by all agencies; statewide.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from other entry or basic maintenance jobs by the performance of work directly subordinate to skilled tradesmen with the goal of preparing the incumbent for journeyman level status.

Differs from the journeyman level because it does not independently perform journeyman work in any trade.

Examples of Work

Assists a journeyman level Trades Job in its assigned duties.

Performs limited skilled tasks under close direction of a journeyman in an on the job training program.

Participates in training as prescribed by an assigned journeyman or agency policy.