Director of Port Finance (Belle Chasse, LA)

Plaquemines Port is accepting applications for a Director of Port Finance (Belle Chasse, LA)

Summary of Job

This position is responsible for direction of all matters in the Port finance department engaging in finance, accounting, auditing, and other finance related items the Executive Director or Deputy Port Director deem applicable. This position consults the Executive Staff and the Port Board on the best fiscal practices related to expense and revenue, assure integrity of the books of account and financial statements and project, and recommends long-term financial position of the Port. Position reports directly to the Deputy Port Director and supervises all finance related positions.

Entrance Salary:
Annual: $85,025.00
Hourly: $40.87.00
Based on 2080 HR/YR

Acceptable Qualifications Required for Admission to Examination

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree plus two years of additional study in accounting, business administration, or related field and ten 10 years of professional managerial accounting experience preferably in a maritime setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required combination of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • Must have a valid Louisiana driver’s license.
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant.

Kind of Examination
(Entrance and Promotional)

This examination may consist of a written test, a rating of training and experience, an oral panel interview or any combination thereof. Applicant must submit accurate, detailed application forms providing all requested information, including descriptions of work experience, names, and addresses of previous employers and dates employed. Qualified applicants will be notified of the time, date place of any assembled test(s) which may be given.

Application Office

Port Sulphur, LA
28028 Hwy. 23
Port Sulphur, LA 70083

Mail To: P.O. Box 836
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Email To:
Fax No. 504-934-6089 

Belle Chasse, LA
333 F. Edward Hebert Bldg. 100
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Posting Date: December 8, 2022
Deadline Date: UNTIL FILLED


All resume’s submitted must include MONTH AND YEAR of work history and dates of education in order to be considered. Omitted, INCOMPLETE, false or misleading information may cause your application/resume to be REJECTED. 


Applications received after the Final Filing Date specified on the announcement will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on official application forms and must be filed in an Application Office before the close of business on the Final Filing Date.

All qualification requirements for examinations must be met by the Final Filing Date. However, the Civil Service Department may admit applicants to examinations conditionally in certain instances with the provision that the missing qualification shall be established prior to certification for employment.

The Civil Service Department shall not be responsible for failure of the Department to receive any material mailed by an applicant nor for failure of an applicant to receive any material mailed by the Department.

Applications for examinations shall be open to all persons irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability. However, applicants who are residents of Plaquemines Parish shall be accorded over non-residents.

The Civil Service Department does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission of access to or treatment or employment in its programs or activities. Reasonable accommodations will be made for anyone requesting such accommodations.

Unless otherwise stated on the front of this announcement, there shall be no maximum age limit for admission to examinations. The minimum age limit shall be eighteen (18) years of age for any class of work in the Parish service requiring hard physical labor, operation of or proximity to hazardous machinery, exposure to hazardous chemicals or participation in any other processes or procedures which are prohibited or limited by the Louisiana State Child Labor Law.

The starting salary for this position is stated on the front side of this Job Announcement. All appointments in the classified service shall be made at the minimum rate or such other starting rate specifically authorized by the Commission. In cases where the applicant possesses exceptional qualifications directly related to the classification to which the applicant will be appointed, the Appointing Authority can recommend to the Director that the applicant be assigned up to step 15 for that class, not in excess of the midpoint for that range. Approval is required by the Director before the appointment becomes effective.

Plaquemines Parish Government pays all classified employees bi-weekly. Employees’ must have their pay directly deposited to their bank account(s). Employees’ payroll check stubs are mailed to the employee’s current address on file with the Civil Service Department.

The working test/probationary period for all positions shall be six months, unless otherwise stated on the front of this announcement. However, any six-month working test/probationary period may be extended for a maximum of six additional months in accordance with the Civil Service Rules.

Any applicant may be disqualified if the applicant’s past employment record is unsatisfactory as determined by the Civil Service Department.

Veteran Preference in examinations will be granted only to those persons who provide proof of military service during covered periods and who are found to be eligible.

If selected, as a condition of employment, applicants shall be required to satisfactorily participate in a post-offer medical examination which shall include drug testing.

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