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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COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK TECHNICIAN $18.81-$23.52/Hour/DOE Fiber
Responsible for taking and resolving escalated technical trouble calls (Tier 2 support) from customers with cable TV, telephone and internet service or data-related problems for LUS Fiber. Answers calls, troubleshoots issues, and documents concurrently in a timely fashion. The position also handles escalation of problems to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner for severe conditions that are impossible to anticipate – such as power failure or optical fiber cable cut. Vocation technical training in electronics, telecommunications, computer, or related, supplemented by work experience in one or more of the following areas: home electronics, voice and video concepts, high speed internet, networking, computers, and home and business wiring. Experience with network monitoring tools such as Solarwinds a plus. Position involves 12-hour rotating shifts. Progressively responsible experience working in a network operations center (NOC) or as technical support staff troubleshooting, and supporting VoIP, POTS, Hosted PBX, Video, Internet and/or integrated data systems. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, December 21, 2018, at noon.
 
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ANIMAL CARETAKER$11.25-$14.06/Hour/DOE Animal Control
Graduation from high school and considerable experience in the care and wellbeing of animals; or any combination of training and experience. Assists with vaccination and care giving of the animals. Position demands that applicants must not be afraid of animals and may require putting animals to sleep. Work involves some heavy lifting. Background checks may be required. Valid driver’s license required to apply. 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, December 21, 2018, at noon.
 
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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 prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, December 21, 2018, at noon.
 
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PROGRAMMER ANALYST $23.83-$29.79/Hour/DOE Fiber
Position is professional work involved in planning, developing and testing computer programs to streamline business processes. Position troubleshoots existing and legacy programs. Incumbent maintains application documentation to describe the logic, coding, problems and corrections of applications developed or modified. Incumbent trains users on programs and applications. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or closely related; work experience in computer programming, application design, Microsoft Visual Studio, and SQL server databases; experience with using programming and scripting languages such as VB.Net, ASP.Net, HTML; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, January 4, 2019, at noon.
 
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RECREATION CENTERS COORDINATOR$14.38-$17.97/Hour/DOE Parks 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. Organizes, schedules, promotes, supervises, and participates in recreational activities including games, dances, exercise classes, athletic events such as tennis, swimming, baseball. Schedules and supervises use of facilities by participating groups. Position works nights and weekends. Bachelor’s degree in recreation or physical education and experience in organizing and/or instructing recreational activities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, December 21, 2018, at noon.
 
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LIBRARIAN I (Children’s Librarian) $18.85-$23.56/Hour/DOE Library
Position is responsible for planning childrens story times, assisting children and adults with reference questions, planning childrens programs, recommending materials to children and parents, scheduling and conducting school tours, participating in outreach activities, and assisting children with using computers and technology, including Makerspace technology. Incumbents will be required to work some nights and weekends. Must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or be within one or two semesters of completing the same to be considered for this position. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, January 4, 2019, at noon.
 
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LIBRARIAN II (Adult Reference)$20.25-$25.69/Hour/DOE Library
Positions in this class are responsible for a specialized library function which may involve supervisory work and requires little supervision. Incumbents in this class may be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the programming, classes, and reference and public service desk activities for a library section or small regional library, or for selection of print or non-print materials, depending on area of assignment. Current opening oversees and participates in the work of librarians, and supervises and participates in the work of paraprofessionals and staff providing library services to all sections of a small regional library. Positions in this specialization may also be assigned to plan and provide programming, participate in outreach and volunteer coordination, and may supervise a small number of paraprofessional employees related to the adult services section. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution. Progressively responsible library experience required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, January 4, 2019, at noon.
 
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PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST$17.15-$21.43/Hour/DOELUS/ LUS Fiber
Position is responsible for communications-oriented work for LUS or LUS Fiber. Work may involve community relations, governmental relations, and employee or public informational programs. Incumbent may be responsible for media buys and contacts, advertising/marketing collateral, and work may involve creating and/or conducting presentations. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, public relations, journalism, or related; experience in writing marketing and information materials as well as managing social media accounts; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, January 4, 2019 at noon.
 
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WATER METER TECHNICIAN $12.57-$15.71/Hour/DOELUS
Work activities in this class require the performance of mechanical tasks in the installing, cleaning, repairing and testing of water meters. Graduation from high school and some experience in the repair of small machines and mechanical devices or related work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of Class II Water Distribution certification as administered by the State of Louisiana, within two years of appointment. Valid driver’s license to apply. Possession of a valid Louisiana Driver’s License required prior to hire. Ability to maintain a functional telephone at incumbent’s residence required. Ability to arrive on site within 30 minutes of being notified for after-hour call out required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, January 4, 2019 at noon.
 
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PROGRAMS & MAINTENANCE MANAGER$31.50-$39.38/Hour/DOEParks & Recreation
Incumbent oversees a large municipal public athletics program, including the development, implementation, and supervision of all programs; also responsible for the management of maintenance of all parks, tennis courts, swimming pools, and athletic fields. Work is primarily managerial, policy making, and public contact in nature. Prepares annual budget for all athletic and therapeutic programs and the parks maintenance section and is responsible for the monitoring and approving of expenses. Meets with consultants, architects and engineers to review plans and progress on capital projects. Inspects work done by contractors or in-house staff. Bachelor’s degree in a recreation, physical education, business administration or related field, considerable experience organizing athletic programs and substantial experience in budgeting, planning construction projects, buildings and grounds maintenance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Progressively responsible work experience, including supervisory experience, in sports management, recreation, physical education, or a related area is required. Experience must include the planning and administration of a comprehensive recreation program and the supervision of personnel engaged in that program. Experience must also include budget preparation and administration (including authorizing expenditures), facilities and grounds maintenance, and some familiarity with capital project oversight. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, January 4, 2019 at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (Tandem Axle Dump Truck)$11.36-$14.21/Hour/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. Possession of the appropriate class commercial driver’s license and endorsements as issued by the state of Louisiana required. 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 hire. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, January 4, 2019 at noon.
 
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