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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (337) 291-8330.
NOTE: To view the applications you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, Download Now.

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.

Lineman III$24.81-$31.02/hour/DOE LUS
Position is responsible for skilled independent work in installation, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground power lines and related components of the city-parish electrical transmission and distribution system. Position is subject to 24-hour call and work is sometimes hazardous. Graduation from high school supplemented by courses in basic electricity, and experience as a Lineman II; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must show proof of having passed the written portion of the CDL to apply. A pole climbing performance test will be conducted. Louisiana Class A CDL with Air Brake and Combination endorsements within 14-days of hire required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, May 8, 2015, at noon, or until filled.
Download Application

Position primarily supervises and participates in financial analyses and reporting in compliance with applicable regulation and standards for Lafayette Public Power Authority, the Lafayette Utility System (LUS), and the LUS Communications System. Incumbent also leads review and analyses of accounting methods for regulatory compliance and proposes changes as needed, as well as interfaces with outside consultants performing annual financial audit of Lafayette Consolidated Government. Incumbent works with substantial independence using thorough knowledge of government and utility accounting, reports to the Accounting Manager and has supervisory responsibility for positions classified as Accountant, Investment Officer and Accounting Specialist. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited university and at least three (3) years of work experience as an accountant and/or accounting supervisor required. Accepting the first 20 applicants meeting the necessary special qualification received by Friday, March 10, 2017, noon, or until filled!!
Download Application

Equipment Operator IV (GRADALL, Dozer, Excavator)$14.52-$18.15/hour/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. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, March 31, 2017 at noon.
Download Application

PROGRAMMER ANALYST $23.83-29.79/Hour/DOE LUS-Network Engineering
Position identifies data elements, program logic, and equipment requirements to develop computer applications; writes code; defines application problems and develops and tests possible solutions; trains users on applications; and maintains application documentation. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field; experience with inter-application communication methods such as APIs implemented via SOAP and JSON; experience with application development tools such as .NET, ASP.NET, JavaScript, C#, and PHP; experience with databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server or MYSQL; and experience with Linux; or any equivalent combination of training and experience is desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, April 7, 2017 at noon, or until filled.
Download Application

CASHIER $9.97-$12.46/Hour/DOE Community 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, April 7, 2017 at noon.
Download Application

Position is responsible for the enforcement of the portions of the Animal Control Ordinance which cover the apprehension of various types of animals including diseased, unlicensed, dangerous, and stray animals. Incumbents exercise independent judgment, tact, and diplomacy in the enforcement of the Animal Control Ordinance in accordance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines. Also, incumbents may assist in the euthanasia and disposal of animals.  Background checks will be conducted. Completion of high school and some experience dealing with the care of animals; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have valid driver’s license to apply. On call work may be required. Apprenticeship may be required. Possession of a valid Louisiana driver’s license 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 established by the Chief Administrative Office, Animal Control division, in accordance with Louisiana state law, euthanasia personnel shall receive Euthanasia Certification by the Humane Society of the United States Academy on Euthanasia or an equivalent program within one year of date of employment for continued employment. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, April 7, 2017 at noon.
Download Application

Fleet Mechanic Helper$9.76-$12.20/hour/DOEPublic Works
Responsible for assisting Fleet Mechanics in the maintenance, repair, and servicing of a variety of automotive and heavy equipment, such as keeping mechanics supplied with materials, tools, and shop supplies, cleaning working areas and equipment, and performing routine maintenance. Some knowledge of basic automotive repair is a plus. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Possession of a valid Louisiana Driver’s License required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, April 7, 2017 at noon.
Download Application