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.
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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.
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Programmer Analyst (Network Engineering)$23.83-$29.79/hour/DOE $4,130-$5,163/month/DOELafayette Utilities
Position is responsible for defining problems in computer applications and developing and testing possible solutions. Also responsible for identifying data elements, program logic, and equipment requirements for each step in the development of an application. Must have knowledge of inter-application communications methods such as API.s implemented via SOAP and JSON and application development tools such as .NET, ASP, NET, JavaScript, C#, and PHP. Knowledge of databases such as Microsoft SQL Server and MYSQL. Experience with Linux operating systems desirable. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and experience in computer programming and application design; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, April 15, 2016, at noon, or until filled.
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Equipment Operator IV (Motor Grader)$14.52-$18.15/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. 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 and combination 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, May 27, 2016, at noon, or until filled.
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PLANNER I (Zoning)$18.17-$22.71/DOEPZD
Position is responsible for ensuring that the requirements and regulations of the Lafayette Zoning Ordinance are met. Essential functions include: reading plats, maps, and site plans, performing mathematical calculations to determine required open space, parking, etc., using a wide variety of technology to assist in decision making and records maintenance, researching and analyzing zoning issues, preparing detailed reports and correspondence, and making zoning presentations at public meetings. Strong data and GIS skills preferable. A Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, or a closely related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, September 12, 2016, at noon.
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