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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service COMMERCIAL SPECIALIST A, B or C in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

COMMERCIAL SPECIALIST A, B or C

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COMMERCIAL SPECIALIST A, B or C

Salary

$2,784.00 - $5,460.00 Monthly

Location

Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type

Classified

Job Number

192468

Department

DOS-Secretary of State

Opening Date

03/25/2024

Closing Date

4/22/2024 12:00 AM Central

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Supplemental Information

Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.

Multiple vacancies located in theCommercial Divisionof theSecretary of State, Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA.

This position has a Special Entrance Rate (SER) as follows:

If filled as a Commercial Specialist A - $16.63hour or $1,330.40 bi-weekly

If filled as a Commercial Specialist B - $17.79/hour or $1,423.20 bi-weekly

If filled as a Commercial Specialist C - $20.37/hour or $1,629.60 bi-weekly

AN IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING COMPETENCIES:

  • Displaying Expertise: The ability to exhibit specialized skills or knowledge gained from experience or training

  • Making Accurate Judgments: The ability to form an opinion objectively and decisively based on relevant information and in accordance with established standards.

  • Managing Resources: The ability to ensure resources such as time, money, and people are utilized appropriately to result in maximum business value.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Commercial Specialist A, B or C depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for Commercial Specialist C is $ 80,267 . Please referHERE (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/classspecs) for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Ashley Rathcke, HR Specialist

Secretary of State Nancy Landry

Human Resource Division

P. O. Box 94125

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Ashley.Rathcke@sos.la.gov

Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A baccalaureate degree.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Six years of full-time work experience in any field will substitute for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree will substitute for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To examine, research, and verify commercial documents ensuring compliance with various statutes, and to process/review lawsuits served on the Secretary of State regarding commercial issues and functions.

LEVEL OF WORK:

Entry.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Typically, direct from a Commercial Supervisor. May receive supervision from higher level personnel.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Department of State.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from Commercial Specialist B by the absence of experienced level duties and responsibilities.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

NOTE: Incumbents occupying these positions will be cross trained to perform any of the listed examples of work and may be assigned to work within any section of the Commercial Division.

Examines and approves commercial documents establishing business entities, subsequent documents which amend the entity's filings, and termination documents to ensure that authorization, completeness, notarization, legislative mandated fees, and applicable chapter filings are in compliance with Louisiana Revised Statutes.

Assists in performing investigations of foreign corporations and limited liability companies conducting business without a certificate of authority.

Enters official documentation into computer records and produces appropriate certificate.

Maintains current legal resources on statutes imposed by the Legislature including Attorney General opinions.

Researches and utilizes current commercial information in order to prepare certification and authentication documents requested by clients.

Researches, determines, and authorizes name availability for corporations, limited liability companies, and trade names.

Reviews all Clerk of Court Uniform Commercial Code entries in the computer database and advises the proper Clerk of Court staff regarding entry errors.

Provides general advice and interpretation of laws, regulations, and administrative policies and procedures on business entity document preparation.

Performs on-site examination and approval of notary applications, annual reports, and notary bonds.

Ensures that tests, authorizations, and statutorily-mandated fees are in compliance with all requirements.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at https://info.groupbenefits.org/

Parental Leave– Up to six weeks paid parental leave

More information can be found athttps://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/Parental-Leave/Default.aspx

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org). LASERS has provided this video (https://lasersonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Your_Retirement_System.mp4) to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org),

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others

    01

    DE: Rate your ability to display expertise based on our definition: The ability to exhibit specialized skills or knowledge gained from experience or training.

  • 1= I have no experience and/or am uncomfortable displaying expertise

  • 2= I have limited experience or require assistance to display expertise

  • 3= I can display expertise

  • 4= I can display expertise and help others improve their ability to display expertise

    02

    DE: Explain your rating by providing specific and relevant examples in the box below.

    03

    MAJ: Rate your ability to make accurate judgments based on our definition: The ability to form an opinion objectively and decisively based on relevant information and in accordance with established standards.

  • 1= I have no experience and/or am uncomfortable making accurate judgments

  • 2= I have limited experience or require assistance to make accurate judgments

  • 3= I can make accurate judgments

  • 4= I can make accurate judgments and help others improve their ability to make accurate judgments

    04

    MAJ: Explain your rating by providing specific and relevant examples in the box below.

    05

    MR: Rate your ability to manage resources based on our definition: The ability to ensure resources such as time, money, and people are utilized appropriately to result in maximum business value.

  • 1= I have no experience and/or am uncomfortable managing resources

  • 2= I have limited experience or require assistance to manage resources

  • 3= I can manage resources

  • 4= I can manage resources and help others improve their ability to manage resources

    06

    MR: Explain your rating by providing specific and relevant examples in the box below.

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State of Louisiana

Address

For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802

Phone

(866) 783-5462

Website

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/default.cfm

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