Thank you for your interest in employment with the Parish of Caddo. The Parish of Caddo is an equal opportunity employer in all phases of its business and personnel matters. The Parish of Caddo does not discriminate with regard to race, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or any other impermissible criteria in any employment decisions. Questions regarding the Parish of Caddo’s equal employment opportunity policy are welcome and should be addressed to the Department of Finance and Human Resources. Applications are submitted and accepted online through the Parish of Caddo eRecruit system. Your application must be received before the closing date of the posting to be considered. Applications and or resumes that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from Human Resources will not be considered. For assistance, contact Human Resources at (318) 226-6906 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. You may submit a résumé via mail, fax (318-429-7616), or email to email@example.com
. If you have submitted an online application in the past 12 months, you may simply contact Human Resources and ask them to pull your application for the current opening you are interested in, instead of completing a new application.
You must review the following important information before proceeding to the online application form.
RESIDENCY - Effective February 1, 2014, employees permanently hired, appointed, or promoted to any of the following listed positions shall be residents Caddo Parish within one year from the date of commencement of employment, appointment, or promotion and throughout the course of their employment with the Parish: Parish Administrator/CEO, Assistant Parish Administrator, Parish Attorney, Department Director, Commission Clerk. (Parish Ordinance No. 5375 of 2013, Classified Personnel Policy Section 206)
Statement Concerning Your Employment in a Job Not Covered by Social Security Your earnings from this job are not covered under Social Security. When you retire, or if you become disabled, you may receive a pension based on earnings from this job. If you do, and you are also entitled to a benefit from Social Security based on either your own work or the work of your husband or wife, or former husband or wife, your pension may affect the amount of the Social Security benefit you receive. Your Medicare benefits, however, will not be affected. Under the Social Security law, there are two ways your Social Security benefit amount may be affected. Windfall Elimination Provision Under the Windfall Elimination Provision, your Social Security retirement or disability benefit is figured using a modified formula when you are also entitled to a pension from a job where you did not pay Social Security tax. As a result, you will receive a lower Social Security benefit than if you were not entitled to a pension from this job. For example, if you are age 62 in 2005, the maximum monthly reduction in your Social Security benefit as a result of this provision is $313.50. This amount is updated annually. This provision reduces, but does not totally eliminate, your Social Security benefit. For additional information, please refer to Social Security Publication, “Windfall Elimination Provision.” Government Pension Offset Provision Under the Government Pension Offset Provision, any Social Security spouse or widow( er) benefit to which you become entitled will be offset if you also receive a Federal, State or local government pension based on work where you did not pay Social Security tax. The offset reduces the amount of your Social Security spouse or widow( er) benefit by two-thirds of the amount of your pension. For example, if you get a monthly pension of $600 based on earnings that are not covered under Social Security, two-thirds of that amount, $400, is used to offset your Social Security spouse or widow( er) benefit. If you are eligible for a $500 widow( er) benefit, you will receive $100 per month from Social Security ($500 - $400=$100). Even if your pension is high enough to totally offset your spouse or widow( er) Social Security benefit, you are still eligible for Medicare at age 65. For additional information, please refer to Social Security Publication, “Government Pension Offset.” For More Information Social Security publications and additional information, including information about exceptions to each provision, are available at www.socialsecurity.gov. You may also call toll free 1-800-772-1213, or for the deaf or hard of hearing call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778, or contact your local Social Security office.
A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is designed to promote accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of every “consumer reporting agency” (CRA). Most CRAs are credit bureaus that gather and sell information about you – such as if you pay your bills on time or have filed bankruptcy – to creditors, employers, landlords, and other businesses. You can find the complete text of the FCRA, 15 U.S.C. 1681-1681u, at the Federal Trade Commission’s web site ( http://www.ftc.gov ). The FCRA gives you specific rights. You may have additional rights under state law. You may contact a state or local consumer protection agency or a state attorney general to learn those rights.
Nepotism No immediate family member shall be hired to work in the same department as the employee. Immediate family shall mean an employee’s children, the spouses of his/her children, his/her siblings and their spouses, his/her parents, his/her spouse and the spouse’s parents. If you have a relative who is employed by the Parish of Caddo, please state their name, relationship, and department in the text box provided in the Resume section of your online application.
Current Employer The Parish of Caddo verifies your employment history by contacting your previous employers. If there is any reason we should not contact your current employer, please state so in the text box provided in the Resume section of your online application.
Criminal Record The Parish of Caddo performs a criminal background check on all applicants selected for employment. A criminal record is not an absolute bar from employment at the Parish of Caddo nor are you required to disclose any information relating to your criminal records which have been expunged, sealed or impounded if such records are protected from disclosure to employers by law. If you have been convicted of a felony, or pleas bargained from a felony charge to a misdemeanor, or have plea bargained a felony to a non-conviction unadjudicated probation, please state so in the text box provided in the Resume section of your online application.
Drug Screening The Parish of Caddo requires a post-offer and for cause drug screening. Random drug testing may also be administered.
Acknowledgment Upon submitting an online application with the Parish of Caddo, you understand that the employment for which you are applying is not guaranteed for any particular length of time and that either the company or you remain free to terminate the relationship at any time. Furthermore, this application represents the entire agreement by the parties pertaining to employment with the Parish of Caddo and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings. Furthermore, you attest to the best of your knowledge all information in your online application is correct and you understand the Company reserves the right to verify all information in your application and that all false statements will be considered sufficient cause for your rejection as an applicant, or your dismissal if hired. You further agree that, if hired, you will comply with all rules and regulations set forth by the Parish of Caddo. As an applicant for employment with the Parish of Caddo, you authorize Parish of Caddo representatives to make whatever inquiries deemed necessary in connection with your application for employment. As part of such inquiries, Parish of Caddo representatives have your permission to contact persons who may have information relating to your suitability for employment and you authorize and instruct any person or agency contacted to participate or conduct inquiries at its request, to compile information, and to furnish any information compiled as a result of such inquiries. You further authorize the Parish of Caddo, at its sole discretion, to furnish copies of this authorization and your application to any person in connection with the above purpose.