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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CARPENTER I$14.52-$18.15/Hour/DOECommunity Development
This is skilled carpentry work in the construction, maintenance and repair of structures, equipment and articles of wood. This position covers all areas of carpentry, including, framing, finish work, millwork, cabinetry, etc. Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent, and some experience as a carpenter in the general repair or maintenance of buildings; or completion of a recognized apprenticeship which would indicate possession of the requirements necessary to satisfactorily perform this work. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Valid Louisiana Driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, September 9, 2019 at noon.
 
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CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR I (Electrical)$18.17-$22.71/Hour/DOE PZD
Position is responsible for enforcement of local and national codes and regulations governing pre-completion electrical installation. Work involves on-site inspections at each of several phases of construction of both commercial and residential structures. Position works with relative independence, and provides advisement and customer service to involved parties throughout the electrical inspection process. Graduation from a standard high school and experience in a wide variety of skilled residential and commercial construction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, abilities, and skills. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Positions in this class are assigned to an apprenticeship as defined by Civil Service Rule IV, Section 6. This requires the employee to complete certification as a Residential and Commercial Building Codes Enforcement Officer as required by the State of Louisiana within one (1) year for continued employment. Current position requires the employee to complete the preceding certifications in the Electrical discipline. Applicants must obtain a valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, August 30, 2019 at noon.
 
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CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR I (Building)$18.17-$22.71/Hour/DOE PZD
Position is responsible for enforcement of local and national codes and regulations governing pre-completion building installation. Work involves on-site inspections at each of several phases of construction of both commercial and residential structures. Position works with relative independence, and provides advisement and customer service to involved parties throughout the building inspection process. Graduation from a standard high school and experience in a wide variety of skilled residential and commercial construction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, abilities, and skills desired. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Positions in this class are assigned to an apprenticeship as defined by Civil Service Rule IV, Section 6. This requires the employee to complete certification as a Residential and Commercial Building Codes Enforcement Officer as required by the State of Louisiana within one (1) year for continued employment. Current position requires the employee to complete the preceding certifications in the Building discipline. Applicants must obtain a valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, August 30, 2019 at noon.
 
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JUVENILE DETENTION ATTENDANT I $9.89-$12.37/Hour/DOE JDH
Monitors detainees at the Juvenile Detention Home. High school graduation or equivalent and some experience working with and supervising juveniles; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Position may work 12-hour day or night shift. Background checks will be conducted. Current position open is in the male dorm, but females are encouraged to apply for possible future vacancies in the female dorm. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, August 30, 2019 at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (Tandem Axle Dump Truck)$11.36-$14.21/DOEPublic Works
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 Monday, September 9, 2019 at noon.
 
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WASTEWATER COLLECTION SUPERINTENDENT$29.62-$37.03/Hour/DOE LUS
This supervisory position is responsible for all activities of the Wastewater Collection Division, including construction, maintenance, and repair of the WWC system. Plans, organizes, and assigns jobs and projects through Foremen. Inspects all jobs and projects. Ensures that compliance is achieved at all levels and reports to management. Works with contractors and developers to ensure compliance to specifications and regulations. Manages budget for Operations and Maintenance and Capital for division. Oversees hiring and discipline. Implements all safety measures are consistently and properly. Baccalaureate in civil engineering related field is desirable. Qualified applicants will have extensive experience in large municipal wastewater setting, including knowledge of all materials and equipment used in the industry, regulations and safety procedures which apply to the industry, as well as supervisory experience with employees in similar industry. Possession of Class IV Wastewater Collection certification within three years of appointment required. Must be capable of responding to the site within one hour of being notified required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, September 9, 2019 at noon.
 
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AIDE III (LUS Fiber)$17.42-$21.77/Hour/DOELUS Fiber
Position performs technical work on Fiber engineering projects for overhead and underground installations, including related drawing, mapping, and provisioning work. Prepares, designs, and submits, to applicable agencies, requests to deploy fiber lines with rights of way. Twelve to eighteen months education and formal training beyond high school related to telecommunications and prior work experience in the telecommunications field incorporating the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the specific position. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, September 9, 2019 at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I (Golf Course)$10.01-$12.51/Hour/DOEParks & Recreation
Position is responsible for operating ZTrak mower, tractor with bush hog, weed eater, blower, chain saw, tree trimmer, and other outdoor power equipment.  Performs minor repairs and maintenance work to equipment. Works with crews to maintain golf course appearance. Ability to independently operate ZTrak mower, tractor with 8’ bush hog and other lawn equipment and ability to read and write; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Driver’s license required to apply. Possession of valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, September 9, 2019 at noon.
 
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SECRETARY II$13.45-$16.82/Hour/DOELUS
Positions in this class are secretaries to unclassified departmental directors or highest level classified managers. Position requires expertise in clerical computer applications and office equipment as well as the ability to handle privileged and confidential information. The work involves a high degree of independent analysis and decision-making. Written and oral communication skills; knowledge of organization methods; and computer proficiency in word processing, email/calendar and spreadsheets are highly desired. Graduation from a standard high school, supplemented by college courses in secretarial science and progressively responsible secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, September 9, 2019 at noon.
 
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