Administrative Assistant

State of Louisiana
15 semester per week $3,186 - $6,252 Per month LA Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services - State Office, 625 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, United States Apply before 6/20/2024 11:59


Supplemental Information

Department MISSION
DCFS is working to keep children safe, helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, and providing safe refuge during disasters.
Department VISION
We care for the well-being and safety of Louisiana's people.
Department VALUES
Treating all people with dignity, compassion and respect, while providing services with integrity.


Selected Core Competencies:

  • Accepting Direction: The ability to accept and follow directions from those higher in the chain of command.
  • Communicating Effectively: The ability to relay information correctly and appropriately to connect people and ideas.
  • Demonstrating Accountability: The ability to accept ownership for your actions, behaviors, performance, and decisions.
  • Managing Resources: The ability to ensure resources such as time, money, and people are utilized appropriately to result in maximum business value.

Selected Preferred Competencies:
  • Acting with Ethics and Integrity: The ability to be consistent, honest, and a trustworthy steward of State resources.
  • Adapting to Change: The ability to adjust plans, expectations, and behaviors in response to change.
  • Demonstrating Business Acumen: The ability to understand how the organization operates to achieve its objectives.
  • Focusing on Customers: The ability to serve the needs of those who support and/or rely on the services provided.
  • Following Policies and Procedures: The ability to comply with policies and procedures of the organization as well as State Civil Service rules, and all applicable federal and state laws.

This position is located in the Baton Rouge Region and will report to the Deputy Secretary. Incumbent of this position functions in a highly responsible position as both confidential and administrative assistant for the DCFS Deputy Secretary.
 This position may be filled as a probational appointment or a job appointment that may last up to 48 months. Job appointments may convert to probational appointments. Also, it may be filled as a detail and promoted within 12 months.
You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of completing an application.
The duties that you describe in the Work Experience section of your application will be reviewed by State Civil Service as part of the process in determining if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job.  
Your experience WILL NOT be evaluated based on the job title alone. You must describe your actual duties. If you are a current employee of the State of Louisiana it is important that you indicate in the “Duties” section for each job the specific programs that you worked in to receive credit for that experience.
List all prior employment. Work experience left off of your electronic application or only included in an attached resume will not be credited. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment.  Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application.  The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
 No Civil Service test score or assessment is required 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.
 DCFS is an "Equal Opportunity Employer" and Louisiana is a "State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities".    
 For additional information about this vacancy, please contact Shanita Smith via e-mail at Shanita.Smith.DCFS@La.Gov

Minimum Qualifications


Five years of experience in which clerical work was a major duty.


Training in a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for the required experience on the basis of six months of training for six months of experience for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

Completion of a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of 15 semester hours for six months of experience for a maximum of four years of the required experience.


Business or technical school training with less than completion will only be credited in six month increments. Similarly, college training will only be credited in 15 semester hour increments.

NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.