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.


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$13.48-$16.85/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 some experience in precision work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. 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 airbrake, combination and/or Tanker endorsements prior to hire. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until filled.
 
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Equipment Operator IV (Backhoe)$13.96-$17.44/hour/DOELUS
Position is primarily responsible for the SKILLED operation of a Backhoe. Depending on area of assignment, may also operate other heavy equipment, including a tandem dump truck or flusher Truck. 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 some experience in precision work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a Class A commercial driver’s license with airbrake, tanker and combination endorsements as issued by the State of Louisiana required. 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, December 20, 2013, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Equipment Operator IV (Motor Grader)$13.96-$17.44/hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is primarily responsible for the SKILLED operation of a Motor Grader. Depending on area of assignment, may also operate other heavy equipment, including a tandem dump truck. 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 some experience in precision work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a Class A commercial driver’s license with airbrake endorsement as issued by the State of Louisiana required. 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 28, 2014, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Fleet Mechanic $15.58-$19.47/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. Accepting the first 40 completed applications, or until filled. Possession of the appropriate class commercial driver’s license as required by State of Louisiana, upon completion of six-month working test required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, May 9, 2014, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Equipment Operator III$12.36-15.45/hour/DOEPublic Works
Responsible for the skilled operation of a Backhoe and Tandem Dump Truck. May also operate an asphalt dually. 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 required. 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, June 13, 2014, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Lineman I $13.61-$17.02 /hour/DOE $2,360-$2,950/month/DOELUS
Responsible for assisting in installation, maintenance, and repair of overhead or underground electrical distribution lines and related components of a municipal electrical distribution system. High school, knowledge of basic electrical principles, and experience related to the maintenance and installation of electrical distribution equipment. Position is subject to 24-hour call and work is sometimes hazardous. Apprenticeship may be required. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Louisiana Class A CDL with airbrake endorsement within six (6) months of appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 20, 2014, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Systems Analyst $26.44-$33.06/hour/DOELUS-Fiber
Position is responsible for serving as technical architect in planning, designing, and implementing computer information systems which includes hardware, software, and associated networks. Position will serve as project/team leader to manage designated projects. Position will also be responsible for designing and development of program applications and reports utilizing various program languages. Must have experience with various integration tools such as API’s, XML, etc, and application development tools such as Java, ASP.net, SQL, etc. Experience with LINUX operating systems desirable. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a closely related field of study. Considerable professional experience as a programmer, programmer analyst, or a system analyst or closely related field required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, July 7, 2014, or until filled.
 
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Plant Instrument Mechanic II $17.75-$22.18/hour/DOELUS
This is advanced technical electronic, electrical, and mechanical work involved in testing, adjusting, repairing, and performing preventative maintenance on control system instruments and devices at wastewater treatment facilities and lift stations. Graduation from high school, supplemented by technical training in the field of electrical, electronic, and mechanical control instruments and systems, and considerable experience working as an instrument mechanic; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, August 8, 2014 at noon.
 
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Cement Mason$12.36-$15.45/hour/DOEPublic Works
Skilled work involved in the construction, reconstruction and repair of concrete and masonry structures, and related activities.  Graduation from high school and some experience in the general repair or maintenance of concrete and masonry structures; or completion of a recognized apprenticeship which would indicate possession of the requirements necessary to satisfactory perform this work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid driver’s required to apply. Possession of a valid Louisiana Chauffeur’s License (Class D) prior to employment required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, August 1, 2014 at noon.
 
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Bus Operator $13.82-$17.27/hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is responsible for driving a bus to transport fare-paying passengers over established routes according to a time schedule.  Possession of a Class B commercial driver’s license with airbrake and passenger  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 B CDL with endorsements, prior to hire required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, August 1, 2014 at noon.
 
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Equipment Operator II$10.92-$13.65/hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is responsible for the operation of a Ditchbank Tractor and Zero Turn mower. Ability to read and write, and experience in the operation of equipment similar to those described herein; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Valid Louisiana driver’s license required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, August 8, 2014 at noon.
 
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Electrical Engineering Aide Specialist I $20.74-$25.93/hour/DOE LUS-Fiber
Position is responsible for various engineering related activities such as network design, telecommunications fiber design, tier 3 support for operational personnel, and engineering support for sales staff. Experience in FTTH deployments and FTTH networks including outside plant design, GPON equipment, Cisco Switches, routers and service delivery options. High school supplemented by two years of college or technical school math, science, networking, computes or related courses and experience in networking, communications, in house wiring, or sales or repair of premise equipment. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, August 8, 2014 at noon.
 
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