Below is a list of job opportunities with the Sheriff's Office.
- Correctional Officer: Starting Salary - $32,100/yr. ($6,000 State Supplemental pay added after P.O.S.T.-certified and employed for one year.) Higher base salaries are possible based on previous law enforcement experience and paid incentives based on college education, military service, law enforcement related certifications, etc. A correctional officer works rotating 12-hour shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays. Duties include the following: Conducting regular inspections of cell blocks, Insuring the safety and security of inmates, Photographing and booking inmates, Supervising inmate activities, Insuring inmates maintain sanitary living conditions. There are also a limited number of part-time correctional officer positions.
- Communications Deputy: Starting Salary - $32,100/yr. ($6,000 State Supplemental pay added after P.O.S.T.-certified and employed for one year.) P.O.S.T. Certification is required and applicants must be capable of working 12-hour rotating shifts, days, nights, weekends and holidays. Communications employees not seeking P.O.S.T. Certification will begin at $12.91/hr. and will work a 40 hr. week. Higher base salaries are possible depending on previous law enforcement experience and paid incentives based on college education, military service, law enforcement related certifications, etc. Essential duties are police and fire dispatch, call taking, tracking calls for service and tracking field units using a Computer Aided Dispatch system. Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent, well organized, good communications skills, ability to type 30 words per minute accurately, must have the ability to think and act quickly, calmly, and appropriately in emergency situations.
- Patrol Deputy: Starting Salary - $32,100/yr. ($6,000 State Supplemental pay added after P.O.S.T.-certified and employed for one year.) Higher base salaries are possible based on previous law enforcement experience and paid incentives based on college education, military service, law enforcement related certifications, etc. Prior to becoming a Patrol Deputy, an employee may be required to work as a Correctional Officer for a period of time and must obtain P.O.S.T. Certification. A deputy is responsible for the efficient performance of required duties conforming to the rules, regulations, and general orders of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office. Duties include the following: Identifying criminal offenders and criminal activities, Apprehending offenders, Preventive patrolling, Traffic control, Promoting and preserving the peace.
- Transitional Work Program Driver (part-time): $16.50/hr. The primary duty is shuttling Transitional Work Program residents to their work sites. Applicants must have a Class D Chauffeur's License.
- School Guard (part-time): $12.04/hr. School guards must be at least 18 years of age and have completed a two-hour training program regarding proper traffic control techniques.
- Clerical: $8.94 - $11.90/hr. There are several clerical positions within the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office. The above hourly rate, however, is commensurate with education and experience. Duties include the following: Typing, Filing, Operating the switchboard, Operating the computer, Assisting the public in payment of fines, taxes and tickets.
- Reserve Deputy: Volunteer/Non-Paying Position. All training costs are borne by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office.
- Level 1 – Auxiliary – Requires 24 hours of orientation to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. During these 24 hours, the Auxiliary will not only learn the policy and the procedures of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office but also its mission and its structure. It shall be the obligation of the Auxiliary Reserve Officer’s supervisor to see that officers under his/her supervision have 16-20 hours of training appropriate to their job descriptions. The Auxiliary Officer can perform non-enforcement duties such as: teaching, data processing, ride-alongs, The Auxiliary Officer must work a minimum of 6 hours per month to be in “good standing.”
- Level 2 – Intermediate Reserve – Requires 140 hours of training and can perform enforcement duties. The Intermediate Reserve Officer will be certified in firearms, baton, and chemical spray. He/She may ride with a P.O.S.T.-certified Officer and assist in making an arrest; however, he/she may not ride alone nor make arrests on his/her own. The Intermediate Reserve Officer will go through an annual evaluation and annual re-certification in firearms and defensive tactics. He/She must work a minimum of 12 hour per month to be in “good standing.”
- Level 3 – P.O.S.T.-certified - Reserve Officers must complete the same training as a deputy, which is 360 hours. This reserve officer has the same duties and responsibilities and authority as a full-time deputy. He/She must comply with all LPSO rules and regulations, must go through annual evaluation, and must go through annual re-certification. A P.O.S.T.-certified Reserve Officer must work at least 16 hours per month to be in “good standing.” If he/she is in “good standing,” then the officer may work paid details.The greatest resource of any organization is the men and women who dedicate their professional careers to its function.
-----Working for the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is more than just a job, it is a commitment to doing 'whatever it takes' to serve and protect the people and their property in Lafourche Parish. Fulfillment of this commitment requires the men and women of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office to approach each day cognizant of the obligation to hold themselves to higher ethical and moral standards in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their assigned jobs. In a word, it's called 'integrity'. -- Sheriff Craig Webre