Opelousas - Perfectly Seasoned

Job Opportunity – Tourism Specialist

September 21, 2021

OPEN ENTRANCE

TOURISM SPECIALIST

Pay Range 6……$9.21/Hourly………$19,156.80

NATURE OF WORK:

The incumbent in this class assist the Tourism Director in overall operation of the Visitor Center.  The work consists of providing assistance to the Tourism Director.  The Tourism Specialist assists visitors with dates and locations of festivals and other Opelousas Attractions within the City and the surrounding areas.  The Tourism Specialist works closely with the Director.

Responsible for answering telephones, maintain the brochure inventory and files, providing visitor information, research inquiries, assist with data entry and other clerical work.  Responsible for compiling numbers for monthly board report, track all items distributed to event organizers, complete donation request forms.  Also assist with rental of the pavilion and chapel.  Conduct tours of Le Vieux Village to visitors and special groups.  Assist with media promotions.  Assist with meetings for the village.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduate of High School or GED, generalized computer skills and clerical skills, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHO MAY APPLY:

Application must be received from the Civil Service Office at the Municipal Plaza, 105 North Main Street, Opelousas, LA.  All questions on said application must be answered and failure to do so may result in applicant receiving a lower score, or rejection of the application.  All applications must be signed, mailed, or delivered to the Civil Service Office not later than twelve o’clock noon, October 7, 2021.

MILITARY PREFERENCE:

Five points shall be added to the grade on entrance examination for all applicants with military service under honorable conditions provide that the points are added only after a passing grade or score is attained.  Applicants claiming preference under the provisions of this rule must present discharge papers to the Civil Service Director for inspection.  Eligibility for military preference as stated herein shall be determined by the director in accordance with provisions of section (1)(9) of Article XIV of the Louisiana Constitution Amendments thereto.

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