Looking for a job in Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards’ administration?
Edwards’ transition team launched a website Wednesday where people can apply on-line for a variety of politically appointed positions in the governor’s office and state agencies.
The governor-elect’s website -- OnwardLouisiana.com -- contains a form for job seekers to fill out. Additional application steps may be needed, the campaign said.
“It’s time to put action behind the great sense of hope the people of our state have. But that’s not something that I can do alone. Our team must assemble a group of the hardest working public servants to lead Louisiana through many critical challenges and onward to the future we deserve,” Edwards said in a news release announcing the website’s launch.
“No matter your party affiliation, if you love Louisiana and you’re interested in working in our administration, we want to hear from you,” Edwards said. “The sooner we hear from you, the better.”
The site also features a newsletter sign-up form as well as a news archive so visitors can track key announcements from the transition team leading up to inauguration day. In addition, requests for event appearance by Edwards and his wife, Donna, can be made through the site as well as contributions made to fund transition activities, including the inauguration, which the state does not pay for.
Meanwhile, Louisiana government’s employment agency is collecting resumes from rank and file, classified employees who may be interested in an unclassified appointed job. The resumes will be forwarded to Edwards’ team.
State Civil Service is required within 60 days after each governor’s election to submit to the governor-elect a list of classified employees holding supervisory positions or positions at other levels of management with state agencies interested in a gubernatorial appointment.
Civil Service will collect the resumes through Dec. 18. Each cover letter should accompany the resume stating the employee’s interest in applying for “2016 Unclassified Executive Positions.” The list of applicants and their resumes will be submitted to Edwards no later than Jan. 1.
“All resumes will be considered,” Edwards’ transition spokeswoman Mary-Patricia Wray said.
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