Welcome to the Winn Parish Police Jury

Winn Parish is located in north-central Louisiana, 50 miles north of Alexandria and 100 miles south-east of Shreveport. There are 972 square miles in the Parish of Winn.

 

Winn Parish was officially created by the state legislature in 1851 from lands formerly belonging to the neighboring parishes of Rapides, Natchitoches, and Catahoula. The official organization was completed in 1852. In 1869 Winn Parish gave up part of its original area for the formation of a new southern neighbor, Grant Parish. Winnfield, the parish seat since its organization is located in the geographical center of the parish. The parish was named after Walter O. Winn, the representative who sponsored the legislation to establish the parish.

 

The Winn Parish Police Jury accepts white goods (appliances) televisions, furniture, etc. for disposal at the Winn Parish Road Barn located at 501 Thomas Mill Road, Winnfield every 1st Thursday of each month between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Please note that the drop off day and times have changed.  Bins are provided, and this service is free of charge.  Someone will be there to assist you.

 

Calendar dates for the remainder of 2020

Dec 3rd

 

2020 Census

Winn Parish is gearing up for the 2020 Census.  It’s very important that everyone is counted.  Census data is used in many ways, including federal funding for schools, roads, hospitals, public works, and other vital programs.  Currently census workers are needed.  Winn Parish has 133 positions with 100 positions needing to be filled.  Pay rate is $13.50 per hour.  Minimum of 4 hours per week.  Income won’t effect any benefits you are receiving.  Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

 

 

FEMA ASSISTANCE INFORMATION

All citizens who were impacted by Hurricane Laura need to register as they may be eligible for assistance from FEMA. Grants may help eligible survivors with financial assistance that include rent, home repair, home replacement and other disaster-related needs such as childcare, medical and dental expenses.

Before you apply, contact your insurance company and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage.  Take photographs or video of the damage and keep all receipts related to home repair.

If you have uninsured or underinsured losses, contact FEMA online at www.disasterassitance.gov, download the FEMA app and register on your smartphone or tablet, or call 1-800-621-3362.

After registering, create an account to check the status of your application, view messages from FEMA, update your personal information and upload important documents.

If you have any questions, please contact the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).

If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) please call 1-800-621-3362.

If you have suffered damage to your structures call the Sheriff’s Office at 225-254-0148 ext. 0.  They need your name and address.

 

 

Winn Parish Police Jury Job Listings

Job Title: Dump Truck Driver

Department: Highway Department

Description:

Under direct supervision of Road Superintendent, operates trucks and other light equipment used in construction and maintenance; performs a variety of manual tasks in connection with such operations; and performs other duties as required. This is an entry-level job.

Examples of Work

Equipment Operation-Drive or operate such equipment as 5 yard dump, stake, and flatbed trucks, small farm type tractors with blade or bush hog. Provides routine maintenance on equipment, assists in mechanical repairs, performs physical labor as required; maintains simple records of equipment operations; may operate less complex equipment as needed; and services assigned equipment daily.

Minimum Qualifications

Training and Experience – Three (3) months of experience operating one or more kinds of equipment specified for the class, OR six (6) months to one (1) year of experience in general labor or maintenance work.

Licenses and Certificates

Must Possess CDL license.

 

Job Title: Utility Workers

Department: Highway Department

Description:

Works under supervision of Road Superintendent. Must have the knowledge of operating a variety of complex and specialized equipment. Must be able to perform work as required and perform any duty as required.

Examples of Work

Drive or operate equipment such as pot hole patching truck, small farm type tractors with blade or bush hog. Provides routine maintenance on equipment, assist in mechanical repairs, performs physical labor as required; maintain simple records of equipment operations and services assigned equipment daily.

Minimum Qualifications

Training and Experience – Three (3) months of experience operating one or more kinds of equipment specified for the class, or six (6) months to one (1) year of experience in general labor or maintenance work.

 

Licenses and Certificates

Must possess CDL license.

 

Job Title: Custodian

Department: Courthouse and Health Unit Maintenance

Description:

Performs all janitorial services including sweeping and waxing floors, vacuuming all carpet, dusting furniture, emptying trash receptacles, moving furniture, baseboards, etc. Tends to lighting in building, and performs over-all cleaning and maintenance of building and grounds. Operates and maintains cleaning supplies and equipment. Experience in plumbing and electrical work is a plus. Must be willing, and have no problem, working with parish trustees. Must be available to be on twenty-four (24) hour call. Works directly under the supervision of the Secretary/Treasurer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emergency Numbers

Sheriff's Office
(318) 628-4611
City Police
(318) 628-3511
Fire District #3
(318) 628-1230
City Fire
(318) 628-3923