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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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) Louisiana 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, June 28, 2019 at noon.
 
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DISPATCHER$11.36-$14.21/hour/DOEPublic Works
Positions of this class are responsible for full-time dispatching work including receiving, logging, interpreting, prioritizing and communicating a variety of information. Graduation from high school and some dispatching experience and experience dealing with the public; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Computer experience and strong communication skills helpful. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 21, 2019 at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III $12.86-$16.08/Hour/DOE Public Works
Responsible for the skilled operation of a Backhoe, and Tandem Dump Truck. Ability to read and write, and experience in the operation of trucks or equipment similar to those described herein; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a Class A commercial driver’s license with airbrake and combination 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. Will need to be able to operate a manual transmission vehicle. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, June 21, 2019 at noon.
 
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEER I $23.17 - $28.96/Hour/DOE LUS
Incumbents apply knowledge of engineering to well-defined problems and/or assignments using the methods and materials of the electrical engineering field. Reviews maps, diagrams, schematics and documents of relevant facilities of the City of Lafayette. Assists in preparation of designs, specifications and bid packages for construction or renovation projects. Participates in evaluation of bids, contract administration, and preparation of change orders. Ascertains contractor and in-house compliance with applicable standards, codes or regulations. Possession of the Engineer Intern certification by examination, in the State of Louisiana. Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, June 21, 2019 at noon.
 
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TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN I $18.17-$22.71/Hour/DOE Public Works
Position is responsible for skilled work involved in the installation, maintenance, and repair of traffic signals, signal systems, and associated traffic equipment. Graduation from high school, completion of recognized vocational/technical school course work in electronics and electricity (AC/DC voltage) and experience in traffic signal installation, maintenance, and repair; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Pass International Municipal Signal Association course exam for Level I/Associate Traffic Signal Technician certification within one year, and for Level II/Traffic Signal Technician within two years of employment. Must have a valid driver’s license to apply. Apprenticeship may be required. Positions in this class are assigned to an apprenticeship as defined by Civil Service Rule IV, Section 6.  This requires the employee to complete initial and ongoing training requirements as established by Traffic and Transportation within one (1) year for continued employment, including the obtainment of the appropriate class of Driver’s License as required by the State of Louisiana during the working test period required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 21, 2019 at noon.
 
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LABOR FOREMAN III$16.37 - $20.46/Hour/DOE (P&R/O&M)
Positions in this classification organize, oversee, plan, and prepare for the daily activities of crews comprised of Equipment Operators and laborers. Maintains time, material, and equipment records. Promotes safety and improves work procedures and methods. Also may participate in work of crews as necessary and therefore should be experienced in the operation of equipment related to grounds maintenance. Completion of high school and considerable experience in the maintenance of recreational areas with a thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, techniques and equipment used in area of assignment. Lead worker experience as Labor Foreman II is desirable; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid license required to apply. Valid Louisiana driver’s license required prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 21, 2019 at noon.
 
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Clerk I$10.03-$12.54/hour/DOEPublic Works
This is routine clerical work involving a variety of tasks such as classifying, sorting, and/or filing correspondence, records, and related data; and keeping records and making simple reports. Graduation from high school and some experience in general clerical work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Current position is regular, less-than full-time, 20-hours weekly. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 28, 2019 at noon.
 
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Facilities Maintenance Repairman$11.36-$14.21/hour/DOEPublic Works
Positions in this class perform maintenance and repair of Lafayette Consolidated Government buildings and auxiliary structures, and repair and maintenance of a variety of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical equipment. Graduation from high school and experience in the building, electrical, and mechanical trades; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Strong electrical experience desired. Back ground checks may be conducted. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Valid Louisiana Driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 28, 2019 at noon.
 
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CIVIL ENGINEERING AIDE III (LUS)$15.73-$19.66/Hour/DOELUS
Positions in this classification perform technical work on civil engineering projects. Work is project oriented with attention to details regarding adherence to specifications, code and regulation compliance, and verification of invoicing and payments according to contracted terms. Position performs duties (inspection, evaluation, management, etc.) related to sewer and water additions and repairs including GPS and the updating of GIS. Work also involves performing surveying and mapping tasks, along with record keeping and data entry to aid higher level technicians or engineers. Twelve to eighteen months education and formal training beyond high school specific to the individual position and prior work experience in the civil engineering field incorporating the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the specific position; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 28, 2019 at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (Tandem Axle Dump Truck)$11.36-$14.21/Hour/DOELUS
Position operates a tandem axle dump truck in the repair and maintenance of wastewater collection lines and manholes, drainage projects, street projects, water distribution projects or related, depending on area of assignment. Completion of the eighth grade, some experience in the operation of trucks or equipment similar to those described herein, or any equivalent combination of training and experience is desired. Position(s) operate a manual transmission or an automatic transmission vehicle, depending on area of assignment. Testing will be on both. Applicants must have at least a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or CDL permit, with endorsement(s) to apply and test but must obtain a Louisiana Class A CDL with air brake, combination, and/or tanker endorsements prior to appointment. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, June 28, 2019 at noon.
 
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APPLICATION DEVELOPER$20.52-$25.65/Hour/DOEIS&T
Position performs basic tasks of the Information Services and Technology department, which includes analyzing business processes, proposing computer applications to automate, designing input screens, writing code as required, testing applications under development, implementing and troubleshooting applications, training users, and maintaining and documenting applications. Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, course work in application development, and experience in computer application development, or an equivalent combination of training and experience are desired. Note: Positions in the classification are assigned to an apprentice period and must demonstrate proficiency in Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET and SQL within 2 years of hire in order to continue employment. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 28, 2019 at noon.
 
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AIDE III (LUS Network Engineering)$17.42-$21.77/Hour/DOELUS
Positions in this class perform technical work on electrical/network engineering projects. Incumbent assists network engineers in the maintenance of computer network infrastructure. Work involves planning and installing network upgrades; troubleshooting computer hardware, software, and network equipment; and generating and preparing specifications for computer equipment. Twelve to eighteen months education and formal training beyond high school specific to the individual position and prior work experience in network engineering desired; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 28, 2019 at noon.
 
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COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK TECHNICIAN (LUS Fiber NOC)$18.81-$23.52/Hour/DOELUS Fiber
Incumbent works in provides technical support and resolves escalated technical trouble calls (Tier 2 support) from customers with cable TV, telephone and internet service or data-related problems for LUS Fiber. Answers calls, troubleshoots issues, and documents concurrently in a timely fashion. The position also handles escalation of problems to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner for severe conditions that are impossible to anticipate – such as power failure or optical fiber cable cut. Vocation technical training in electronics, telecommunications, computer, or related, supplemented by work experience in one or more of the following areas: home electronics, voice and video concepts, high speed internet, networking, computers, and home and business wiring. Experience with network monitoring tools such as Solarwinds a plus. Position involves 12-hour rotating shifts. Progressively responsible experience working in a network operations center (NOC) or as technical support staff troubleshooting, and supporting VoIP, POTS, Hosted PBX, Video, Internet and/or integrated data systems required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, July 12, 2019 at noon.
 
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