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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Position is responsible for personal computer hardware, software and all peripherals, including bidding, recommending for purchase, installation, usage, and escalated troubleshooting. Incumbent also monitors and tracks license agreements and creates procedural manuals. Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a computer-related curriculum, especially computer engineering or information technology; or any equivalent combination of relevant training, education, certification and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, November 15, 2019 at noon.
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BUYER II$17.83-$22.29/Hour/DOEFinance & Management
Positions in this class have supervisory responsibilities while purchasing for a predetermined group of departments, or performing management work and computer purchasing, under complex governmental regulations. Incumbents may perform a variety of work in areas of specialized or technical purchasing and contract bidding. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel in one section of the division, and direction is received from the Purchasing and Property Manager. Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field, and considerable experience in a variety of technical purchasing or contract coordination under governmental regulations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, November 15, 2019 at noon.
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Administrative Assistant$17.15-$21.44/Hour/DOECAO/ Administration
Position is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks, including correspondence work, assigned research and reports, and the preparation of the annual departmental budget. Work involves the responsible handling of sensitive information and extensive contact with the public. Some after-hours work may be required. Graduation from a college or university with major course work in business or public administration, management, or a related field and experience in performing public contact and coordination work or any equivalent combination of training and experience desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, November 15, 2019 at noon.
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LIBRARIAN II- Collections$20.55-$25.69/Hour/DOE Library
Positions in this class are responsible for a specialized library function which may involve supervisory work and requires little supervision. Current opening is for the collections section and is responsible for the evaluation, selection, ordering, and deselection of various types of library materials, spending materials budgets specific to circulating print and non-print materials for the adult, teen, or children’s collections, and coordinating the circulation of leased materials and inter-library loan lending and borrowing processes. Duties include staffing a public service desk providing reference services, reader’s advisory, and assistance with computers and resources, and supervision of paraprofessionals associated with the section. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution. Progressively responsible related library experience. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, November 22, 2019 at noon.
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AIDE III $17.42-$21.77/Hour/DOE LUS Network Engineering
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, November 22, 2019 at noon.
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