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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Equipment Operator III-Street Sweeper $12.36-15.45/hour/DOEPublic Works
Work of this class involves the operation of a Street Sweeper (90%), Tandem Dump Truck (10%), Frontend Loader, and related equipment primarily used in the streets division. Completion of the eighth grade and experience in the operation of automotive and construction 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 Monday, September 8, 2014 at noon, or until filled.
 
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Budget Analyst$19.19-$23.99/hour/DOEParks and Rec.
Positions in this classification perform quantitative and fiscal control and administrative tasks, either for a major department of the Lafayette Consolidated City Parish Government or in its central Budget Office. Completed college coursework in accounting supplemented by substantial working experience in budget preparation and administration in a local government / utility setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, September 26, 2014 at noon.
 
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Secretary I$11.11-$13.89/hour/DOECommunity Development
Positions in this class are secretaries to section supervisors or division managers one level removed from Departmental Director. Graduation from high school supplemented by clerical coursework, and experience in clerical work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Ability to type 45 correct words per minute required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 3, 2014.
 
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Equipment Operator II$10.92-$13.65/hour/DOE Public Works
Responsible for the skilled operation of a Tandem Dump Truck. May also operate a Backhoe, Pothole Patching dually, Flusher Truck or other related equipment, depending on area of assignment. 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, combination and/or tanker 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, October 3, 2014.
 
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Recreation Centers Coordinator$13.82-$17.27/hour/DOEParks and Recreation
Position is responsible for organizing and directing a variety of recreational activities at an assigned center or location, with authority to develop and adapt programs around public participation and facilities. Bachelor’s degree in recreation or physical education and experience in organizing and/or instructing recreational activities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Current position is regular, less-than-full-time, 20 hours weekly. The hours and days vary, including nights and weekends. This list may be used for potential full-time openings. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 3, 2014.
 
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Utility Repairman $9.62-$12.03/hour/DOELUS
Positions in this class perform maintenance, repair, and construction of underground water and/or wastewater pipelines and related installations. Working experience in water/wastewater utility maintenance, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Possession of a valid Louisiana Driver’s license upon hire required. Must be capable of responding to the site within one hour of being notified. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 3, 2014.
 
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