Employment Openings



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.

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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ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST$14.18-$17.73/Hour/DOE Finance
Positions in this class are responsible for important accounting and budgeting functions, such as maintaining a group of fund ledgers, balancing and analyzing a group of bank statements and reconciling with the general ledger, processing employee time sheets or pay orders for workers’ compensation, maintaining a deduction ledger for the payroll, monitoring and analyzing expenditure accounts, and performing accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. Completion of college level course work in accounting, and extensive experience in government and utility accounting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 18, 2019 at noon.
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Position is responsible for skilled work in the operation of water production and treatment facilities. Incumbent pulls samples at various treatment stages, conducts tests on samples, and records results; requires ability to perform basic mathematical/geometric calculations. Incumbent also inspects and operates chemical feeders, agitators, pumps, and related equipment. Work involves the lifting of 50-pound sacks of chemicals on a daily basis. Experience in water plant operations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Maintain a functional telephone and must be capable of responding to the site within one hour of being notified required. High School Diploma or G.E.D required. Positions in this class may be 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 Lafayette Utilities System within six (6) years for continued employment, including the obtainment of a Class IV Water Treatment and Water Production certification administered by the state of Louisiana. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 18, 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, October 18, 2019 at noon.
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RECYCLING SUPERVISOR$20.35-$25.44/Hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is responsible for implementation of solid waste recycling projects with the objective of reducing the volume of municipal solid waste requiring disposal. Completion of a four year college program in a natural science related field, and significant experience in developing and conducting a municipal waste reduction program, including composting yard waste. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 25, 2019 at noon.
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CASHIER$9.97-$12.46/Hour/DOECommunity Development
Positions in the class are responsible for collecting and posting payments made to Lafayette Consolidated Government in person, by mail, or at a drive through window. May be required to explain or interpret schedules, charges, and procedures depending on area of assignment. Completion of high school supplemented by experience as a cashier or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired. Current opening is with the Lafayette Science Museum. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 25, 2019 at noon.
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Positions in the class assist customers in person or by telephone with electric, water, wastewater, and garbage utility service orders, including service transfers, reconnections, disconnections, and billing matters. Sets up new accounts, inputs information, and applies security deposit and/or other charges required for services. Maintains and updates accounts, assists customers with questions, receives and applies payments requiring precise data entry under busy and noisy working conditions. Graduation from high school with experience in utility customer service or any equivalent combination of education and experience is desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 25, 2019 at noon.
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CIVIL ENGINEER III$32.07-$40.09/Hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is responsible for project management of Capital Improvement Projects as well as the design, development and administration of municipal public works projects relative to highway, street, drainage, floodplain management, bridge, structural, and building construction and other tasks associated with bid packages, change orders, construction management and utility relocation. Additional responsibilities may include the review and approval of preliminary and final plats, drainage impact analysis and construction plans and specifications associated with residential and commercial developments.  Computer experience with AutoCAD, Bentley In-Roads Select Series II including Microstations, LADOTD Hydraulic software, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS and related desired. Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university, at least four years of service as an Engineer I and Engineer II, or the equivalent if in another jurisdiction, and registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Louisiana. Non-residents must qualify for reciprocity by the Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, October 25, 2019 at noon.
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