Apply for a position with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
We're always building our team! Join us to serve Louisiana through the promotion, protection, and advancement of our state's agriculture, forestry, and soil and water resources.
Requirements to work at LDAF:
Your citizenship and employment authorization will be verified through e-Verify .
You must submit to drug screening if selected for employment.
See job openings and testing information below for position-specific requirements and qualifications.
Current LDAF job openings are listed on the Louisiana Department of State Civil Service website. You can view them all and apply online.
Student Internship Program
The LDAF Student Internship Program allows students to gain valuable work experience in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and other related fields.
Students will have the opportunity to work full-time during June and July for eight weeks. Applications are being accepted from December 1 until February 28, or until all positions are filled. The selected Students will be hired to work in LDAF Divisions which include the Office of Management & Finance, Agriculture & Environmental Services, Animal Health & Food Safety, Forestry, Soil & Water Conservation, Agro-Consumer Services, and related areas.
Selected students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or above, be an undergraduate junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college or university, and classified as a full-time student the spring semester before the summer of employment. Students will earn a salary commensurate with their academic level and assigned area.
Send completed SF-10D (Student Employment Application) and an official transcript to the LDAF, Recruiting Office, Human Resources, 5825 Florida Blvd. Suite 1001, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Documents can also be sent via email to Brittany Evans, Recruiter at email@example.com.
For more information on the Summer Internship Program, call the Human Resources Recruiting Office at (225) 952-8011 or send inquiries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
LDAF recruiters will be attending the following upcoming career fairs. We encourage interested applicants to stop by and see us!
Date & time
Wednesday, February 7
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Thursday, February 8
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston
Wednesday, February 21
Southern University, Baton Rouge
Wednesday, February 28
Spring Career Expo
Tulane University, VIRTUAL event on Handshake)
Thursday, February 29
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Wednesday, March 6
McNeese State University, Lake Charles
Louisiana Civil Service administers three written tests on a continuous basis. Depending on the position you'd like to apply for, you will need to complete at least one in order to begin applying for open jobs. Once you take the required test and obtain a score, it will be available to state agencies whenever you apply for a job.
LDAF strives to maintain a workplace that fosters mutual respect and promotes harmonious, productive working relationships. To accomplish this, we prohibit and will not tolerate sexual harassment or any behavior of a sexual nature that intimidates, exploits, insults, demeans, disrespects, or embarrasses any employee or other individual in the workplace.
LDAF strictly prohibits workplace harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, religion, national origin, military service, sickle cell trait, protected genetic information or other non-merit factor. LDAF also strictly prohibits employment decisions based upon or influenced by such factors.