Steps to apply for employment with the City of Lake Charles
  1. Obtaining an application:
    Applications are available at City Hall in the Human Resources Department on the 2nd Floor between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Resumes may accompany applications. Police applications may be obtained by calling 337-491-1311. Fire applications may be obtained by contacting 337-491-1360. 
  2. Click here to download an application* (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) or here to complete and submit your application online. DO NOT FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION IF APPLYING FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP. Summer Interns may apply here. Please do not apply for LCPD or LCFD through this link. You must contact them through the numbers given above. 
    In order for the online submission feature to work on the .PDF form, the application must be downloaded, opened and completed in Adobe Acrobat Reader. The 'Submit' feature will not work for applications completed in the Internet browser. 
  3. Submitting your application:
    Applications must be complete to be considered for employment. Misrepresentation and incomplete or inaccurate information may cause application rejection, removal from the employment pool or discharge from city employment.

  4. Checking on status of application:
    Applications remain active with the City of Lake Charles for one year. During this time an applicant may update their application. After the one-year time period, an applicant must fill out a new application to be considered for open employment opportunities. All employment opportunities are contingent upon completion of various pre-employment tests and/or physical examinations.
The City of Lake Charles practices promotion from within. All open positions are first posted to current city employees for five days. Current employees may apply for transfers to open position by filling out the appropriate transfer request form and submitting to the Human Resources Department within the posted time frame.
 
Once current employees have the opportunity to apply for open positions, applications from outside applicants are considered.