Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Adaptive Equipment Specialist 1 in Alexandria, Louisiana

Adaptive Equipment Specialist 1


$2,252.00 - $4,609.00 Monthly

$12.99 - $26.59 Hourly

$2,252.00 - $4,609.00 Monthly


Alexandria, LA

Alexandria, LA

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LA Special Education Center

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Supplemental Information

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.

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application at (225)925-1914 or you may mail it to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title Adaptive Equipment Specialist 1 and job number LSEC-10/10/16-DF on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting.

NOTE: When submitting a paper application, you MUST use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Service Application here. *Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered and submitted with the application. Resumes' are not accepted.

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All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this announcement will not be accepted.

Offer of employment is contingent upon applicant successfully completing drug and background screenings.

For more information about this posting, contact:

Louisiana Special Education Center/Transitional Family Life

Deana Frederick

5400 Coliseum Blvd

Alexandria, La 71306



RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.

The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Jeff Travasos, Special Assistant to the LSS Superintendent, (225) 757-3323, jtravasos@lsdvi.org, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination in employment may also be referred to Deborah Carter, Human Resources Administrator at (318) 487-5680 or deborah_carter@lsec-la.org



Two years of experience in the construction or modification of objects made of wood, metal, rubber, plastic or other similar materials.


Training in the construction or modification of objects made of wood, metal, rubber, plastic or other similar materials will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To construct and design adaptive or specialized equipment to meet the needs of handicapped persons.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from Adaptive Equipment Specialist 2.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

Department of Health and Hospitals; Extended Care Mental Retardation Facilities.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from related classes by performance of specialized duties in constructing adaptive equipment for handicapped persons.

Differs from Adaptive Equipment Specialist 2 by lack of advanced journeyman and leadworker assignments.

Examples of Work

Performs form shaping work in a wide variety of materials involved with the construction and/or alteration of customized adaptive equipment for the physically handicapped client following doctor's recommendation and occupational therapist's specifications.

Contributes to maintaining proper level of stock supplies and equipment needs through ordering procedure.

Contributes to instruction, teaching, and supervision of work performance regarding safety and learning experiences of staff, other shop personnel, licensed occupational therapists, Occupational Therapy Aides (Technician), intern O.T. students, and visitors making site visits to construct postural support devices for wheelchair inserts and other adaptive equipment.

Contributes to documentation of patient services rendered.

Contributes to reduction of fire and safety/health hazards in shop work area and in construction of equipment.

Assists in fabricating customized body molds (wheelchair seat and back inserts).

Upholsters customized wheelchair inserts.

Fabricates customized metal hardware attachments for wheelchair inserts and therapeutic equipment.

Maintains and repairs adaptive equipment (wheelchair frames, wheelchair inserts, therapeutic equipment, prosthesis, upper and lower extremity splints/braces, protective helmets, etc.).

Contributes to proper storage and documentation of stored wheelchairs frames and extra supplies.

Contributes technical assistance in evaluation and design of customized adaptive equipment.

Supervises shop when shop supervisor is absent.