Careers in Telecommunications
The Calcasieu Parish Communications District invites you to explore an exciting new career. The District provides emergency communications services to the citizens and public service entities throughout the parish, which has a population of 202, 445 (2017) and covers 1086 square miles. We answer an average of 268,000 (2020) emergency 9-1-1 calls annually and are housed within a $3,000,000 operations facility with state-of-the-art equipment. We are a centralized dispatch center.
As one of our public safety communications professionals, you will embark on an exciting career as the primary link between people who desperately need help and public safety providers. Each day in our center is an adventure. Handling the variety of challenges we face every day requires special people – and you could be one of them.
The Pre-employment packet has been prepared to provide you with essential information pertaining to the position of Telecommunicator and the selection process. Read the information thoroughly. Failure to follow the instructions implied within may result in disqualification.
The Self-Screening questionnaire is a 15 question self-assessment to help decide if employment as a telecommunicator with the agency is right for you. This needs to be completed and attached to the back of your application.
The application packet must be completed to be eligible to participate in the hiring process. Please provide your email address as most correspondence will occur electronically when feasible. Your email address should be written clearly and legibly.
Applicants determined to be ineligible for appointment on the basis of a single test, examination, interview, or investigation are informed, in writing, of such decision within thirty (30) days. Ineligible applicants may be entitled to re-apply after 1 year if within the guidelines of District policy.
Applicants selected for appointment will be given exact starting dates and advised specifically that they have been chosen. Do not assume you have been, or will be, appointed until that time.
Should you have any questions concerning the selection process, please contact the Recruitment Officer at 337-439-0811, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Incomplete applications may be grounds for rejection. Applicants that are disqualified from the process and seek to reapply must fill out the first page of the pre-employment packet and submit to the District Secretary. The complete packet must be filled out if the information is more than 1 year old.