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Imagine getting to be the person responsible for keeping our daring crime fighters of the Shreveport Police Department on the road. Pretty cool, right? After all, their new police vehicles are nice!

So, if you're good with a wrench and all of the technology that's packed into new vehicles, the Shreveport Police Department needs you. Sure, working for the government will eliminate all of those time and a half labor charges, but you are guaranteed a check and you get all of those nifty government benefits. It's definitely something to think about. There is no retirement package for retired radio personalities.

Here's the rub. You need to submit your application by Monday, November 29, 2021. So if you're interested, you'll need to move as fast as you can despite Thanksgiving dinner slowing you down.

Here's what the Shreveport Police Department has to say about this timely job listing:

Shreveport Police Searching for Vehicle Technicians

MECHANICS here is your opportunity to join our SPD team and to help us keep our fleet updated and our officers safe on the roadways.

SHREVEPORT MUNICIPAL FIRE AND POLICE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD

POSTING NOTICE FOR A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION POLICE VEHICLE TECHNICIAN I

A written examination will be given within the next ninety (90) days, on a competitive basis to approved applicants for the purpose of placing names on the competitive employment list for the class of Police Vehicle Technician I in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law and the rules of the Shreveport Civil Service Board.

Application forms may be obtained from but must be returned to:

Carol Briscoe, Shreveport Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board Secretary at 7300 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, Louisiana, 71108, Office phone: 318-673-6719, Fax Line: 318-629-1986.

Completed applications and the required attachments must be received in the Civil Service Office listed above by the DEADLINE DATE OF MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2021 (OFFICE CLOSE AT 5PM/FAX UNTIL MIDNIGHT.) Approved applicants will be notified at least five (5) days prior to the examination date.

NOTE: WRITE YOUR COMPLETE ADDRESS ON THE APPLICATION WHICH CONTAINS APARTMENT NUMBERS, THE CITY, STATE, AND ZIP CODE. PLEASE INDICATE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR ON THE APPLICATION.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION:

Unless otherwise specified, all requirements listed below must be met by the filing deadline for application for admission to the examination.

Must meet all requirements of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law, including being a citizen of the United States and of legal age.

After offering of employment, but before beginning work in this class, must pass a physical examination, the selection, and administration of which shall be authorized by the Appointing Authority, designed to demonstrate good health and physical fitness sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without accommodation.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Applicant must possess one of the following: high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, high school transcript, an affidavit from the issuing high school, associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or college transcript, any one of which must indicate that graduation has occurred, or a degree awarded. Any Louisiana applicant who presents a home study diploma shall submit necessary documentation indicating Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approval of the home study curriculum.

Non-Louisiana applicants shall be required to present proof of completion of a high school curriculum that has been accredited by the applicant’s state or its state-approved agency. Certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or equivalency certificate.

Must have at least two (2) years in automotive repair experience or have graduated from an accredited two (2) year technical program in automotive repair.

REMINDER! FILL OUT THE COMPETITIVE APPLICATION.

Please call recruiting at 318-673-7157 for more information. Recruiters can also be emailed at SPDrecruiting@shreveportla.gov.

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