Employment Openings

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR INTERNET APPLICATIONS

 

Only U.S. citizens and non-citizens authorized to work in the United States by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service are eligible for employment by the Lafayette Consolidated Government. The deadline may be found at the top of the front of the application. Applications will not be accepted after the posted deadline. Applications must also include an original signature. Residents who live in the Lafayette area must turn-in their applications at the Civil Service office. If you live outside the Lafayette area, a copy of the required information must accompany the application before it is accepted.

In order for an application to be accepted, the following items are required at the time the application is turned in.
 
  • Proof that the applicant is 18 years of age or older and has permission to work in the United States issued by the Department of State if not a citizen, and has submitted to the Civil Service Office the prescribed completed employment forms of the aforementioned, prior to the deadline for applications.
  • Proof of a social security number. If you do not have your SS card, an official document with number printed on it will be accepted. (Ex: W-2, pay stub, etc.)

    The following item may be turned in at any time before the test is given.

  • Proof of veteran status; DD214. You must show proof of having served 90 consecutive days of active duty and show proof that you were honorably discharged. Any one showing proof will be awarded five points to a passing grade.
  • Deadlines are strictly enforced, your application form with items 1 and 2 listed above must be submitted to the Civil Service Office before both date/time and maximum number of applications stated on the ad or announcement of the vacancy.

 

Notice: Beginning March 1, 2018, old employment applications will no longer be accepted.  Please use the Download Application link below each opening or obtain an application from the Civil Service Office, LCGFORM#007A (R/03/16).



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (337) 291-8330.
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Lafayette Consolidated Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, income, gender, age, and disability in access to, or operation of its programs, services, activities or in its hiring or employment practices. Click here to review the ADA and Title VI Plans.
  
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Equipment Operator IV$2,517-$3,146/month/DOEPublic Works
Position is responsible for the SKILLED operation of a GRADALL, Dozer, Excavator, Backhoe, Tandem Dump Truck and other heavy equipment used in maintenance, repair, and construction of large complex drainage projects. Applicants must be able to independently operate the equipment. Work of this class is distinguished from that of Equipment Operator III by the type of equipment operated, the skill level required by the job assignment, and the frequency of operation of the assigned equipment. Graduation from high school and experience in the operation of heavy construction equipment similar to those types listed herein, including experience in precision work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Apprenticeship may be required. Possession of a Class A commercial driver’s license with airbrake, combination and/or tanker endorsements as issued by the State of Louisiana. Applicants must have at least a valid Commercial Driver’s License or CDL permit to apply and test, but must obtain a Louisiana class A CDL with endorsements, prior to hire required.
 
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ENERGY CONTROL SYSTEM OPERATOR$24.81-$31.02/Hour/DOELUS
Position observes, analyzes and modifies municipal electric transmission and generation systems to adapt to changing conditions per MISO and NERC regulations. Rotating shift work is required. Associate’s degree in industrial electricity and experience in industrial electricity, electric generation, transmission and distribution systems, electric switching, power dispatching, and operations of bulk power systems or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) certification within one year of employment required. Positions in this class may be assigned to an apprenticeship as defined by Civil Service Rule IV, Section 6. This apprenticeship requires the completion of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) certification within one year of employment and additional on-the-job training requirements within 18 months of employment for continued employment. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, April 29, 2019, at noon.
 
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FLEET MECHANIC $16.20-$20.26/hour/DOEPublic Works
Performs major repairs on automobiles, trucks, tractors, heavy fleet equipment and related mechanical equipment. Graduation from a standard high school and experience in automotive and hydraulic repair and maintenance work on gasoline and diesel engines; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Possession of the appropriate class (Class B) commercial driver’s license with airbrake endorsement as required by State of Louisiana, upon completion of six-month working test required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, May 3, 2019, at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR IV (WWC-Backhoe) $14.52-$18.15/Hour/DOE LUS
This position performs skilled work in the operation of a backhoe and flusher truck in the construction, maintenance and repair of water or wastewater lines; may also include operation of dump truck and excavator. Applicants must be able to operate the equipment independently. Employee may work along city streets or in hazardous situations requiring skill and care in handling the equipment. The operator may lead members of a crew to ensure work schedules are maintained. Experience in the operation of heavy construction equipment similar to those types listed herein, including some experience in precision work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Louisiana Class A CDL License with Air Brake, Combination, and Tanker Endorsements. Applicants must have at least a valid Commercial Driver’s License or CDL permit to apply and test; must obtain La. Class A CDL with said endorsements to accept employment. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, April 29, 2019, at noon.
 
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ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION DISPATCHER$17.44-$21.81/Hour/DOE LUS
This is a technical position responsible for monitoring the proper function of the city’s electric distribution, water and wastewater systems. Work involves map reading, interpretation of data, maintenance of written and digital records, and frequent interaction with public. High school or equivalent with substantial computer knowledge and experience, supplemented by coursework related to electric distribution construction and operations and/or prior professional experience in the field of electric transmission, distribution, system control and data acquisition, or any equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Employee will be required to work rotating shifts, which include nights and weekends. Positions in this class may be assigned to an apprenticeship as defined by Civil Service Rule IV, Section 6. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, April 29, 2019, at noon.
 
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CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II (Plumbing Primary, Building Secondary)$20.35-$25.44/Hour/DOE PZD
Positions in this classification are responsible for enforcement of local and national codes and regulations governing pre-completion building construction, plumbing, electrical, and/or air conditioning installation as well as the review of building plans. Work involves both plan review and on-site inspections at each of several phases of construction of both commercial and residential structures. Incumbents in this class work independently on field inspections and must make decisions requiring technical judgment, but consult with a supervisor on more difficult or unusual cases. Graduation from high school and experience in a wide variety of skilled residential and commercial construction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience desired. This position requires the following valid International Code Council certifications to apply and test: Residential Plumbing Code Inspector, Commercial Plumbing Code Inspector, Plumbing Plans Examiner, Residential or Commercial Building Inspector. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Must hold valid certification as a Residential and Commercial Building Codes Enforcement Officer in the Plumbing trade as required by the State prior to appointment. Must hold a valid certification as a Plans Examiner as required by the State prior to appointment in the Plumbing trade. Must hold a valid International Code Council Inspector Certification as either a residential or commercial inspector in the Building trade. Valid Louisiana’s Driver’s License is required upon appointment. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday May 3, 2019, at noon.
 
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