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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SMALL EQUIPMENT MECHANIC$11.69-$14.61/Hour/DOEPublic Works
This is moderately complex work involved in the maintenance and repair of small and related mechanical equipment including small tractors. Graduation from high school and experience in small engine or automotive repair, diesel equipment, hydraulics; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid Driver’s license required to apply. Possession of a valid Louisiana Driver’s License, prior to hire required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, August 25, 2017, at noon.
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ACCOUNTANT I, II, III$17.83-$31.22/Hour/DOEFinance & Management
Positions in these classes perform work in various areas, depending on qualifications, requiring knowledge of the theory and practice of accounting, with emphasis on the recording, examining, and analysis of fiscal transactions; or ensure timely and quality accounting records with a higher level of responsibility than that of an Accountant I; or ensure timely and quality accounting records and financial statements with more independence and at a higher level of responsibility than that of an Accountant I or II. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and experience in government or utility accounting work, including experience preparing accounting and statistical reports; or considerable experience involved in the preparation or evaluation of accounting and statistical reports, including experience in utility accounting prescribed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Certification as a Public Accountant in the State of Louisiana is strongly desired for higher Accountant position(s). Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university OR within one semester of graduation with the same required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, August 28, 2017, at noon.
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LIBRARIAN II- Teen Services$20.55-$25.69/Hour/DOE Library
Position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and providing library programs, services, and material to teens (ages 12-18) at a regional branch library, providing reference and readers’ advisory service at a public service desk, and assisting teens with technology, computers, and makerspace software and equipment. Additional responsibilities include providing outreach to schools and promoting teen resources. Experience or interest in working with this age group desired. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required.  Progressively responsible professional library experience; or an equivalent combination of training or experience required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, September 1, 2017, at noon, or until filled.
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Positions in this class perform non-routine technical work on electrical engineering projects, apply theory and principles of engineering, compile/compute engineering data, make recommendations regarding schematics, designs, specifications, parts lists, etc. This particular position performs complex tasks such as overhead and underground fiber extension design (involving knowledge of the fiber management system) and deployment. Attends meetings concerning public works road projects and helps determine how project will affect existing facilities. Complete permits necessary for new projects and relocates. Calculates cost to serve new developments/extensions. Responsible for troubleshooting with field technicians and contract crews during installation of new services and ongoing trouble tickets such as in home wiring. Assists Engineers with tasks such as regression and interoperability testing of new set top box hardware and software, ONTs, routers, and any other new product prior to general deployment. Associate’s Degree or completion of a technical specialty program of eighteen months – three years duration in electrical engineering (or closely related field) and significant prior working experience in the electrical engineering field incorporating the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the specific position. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, September 1, 2017, at noon.
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PLANNER I (Zoning)$18.17-$22.71/Hour/DOE PZD
Position is responsible for ensuring that the requirements and regulations of the Lafayette Unified Development Code 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. 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 Friday, August 25, 2017, at noon.
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