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$14.23-$17.79/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)$14.23-$17.79/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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Fleet Mechanic $15.89-$19.86/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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Lineman I $13.89-$17.36 /hour/DOE LUS
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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Programmer Analyst $23.36-$29.20/hour/DOE IS&T
This is professional data processing work involved with defining problems in computer applications, and developing and testing possible solutions. Proficient with various programming languages including Visual Studio.Net, ASP.Net, HTML, C#, MVC, Microsoft Operating Systems, and report writing at the Programmer Analyst level. 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. Three to five years programming experience strongly desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 31, 2014, at noon, or until filled. <br> <br>
 
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Equipment Operator III (Backhoe)$12.61-15.76/hour/DOEPublic Works
Responsible for the skilled operation of a Backhoe and Tandem Dump Truck. May also operate an asphalt dually, small excavator, and related equipment. 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 airbrake and combination endorsements, prior to hire required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, April 24, 2015, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Civil Engineering Aide III (Survey Crew) $15.42-$19.28/hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is responsible for performing civil engineering and technical tasks, in field and office, including but not limited to, survey instrument operation, residential and commercial construction inspection, development review and related civil engineering tasks. Vo-tech degree in Civil Engineering Technology with experience in surveying and construction management strongly desired; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, May 1, 2015, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Lineman III$24.33-$30.41/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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Equipment Operator IV (Flusher)$14.23-$17.79/hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is primarily responsible for the skilled operation of a Flusher Truck. Will also operate other heavy equipment, including an Excavator, Backhoe, and 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, combination, and 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, May 22, 2015, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Programmer Analyst (Network Engineering)$23.36-$29.20/hour/DOELUS
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, May 22, 2015, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Accounting Clerk $12.38-$15.47/hour/DOEFinance
Positions in this class are responsible for processing accounts payable, receivable, inventory and property transaction records, or assisting in the budgetary and control process. Completion of high school supplemented by additional specialized training in bookkeeping or accounting, and experience in government and utility accounting or an equivalent combination and education and experience. Strong accounting related knowledge and experience desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, June 1, 2015, at noon.
 
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Plans Reviewer$19.95-$24.94/hour/DOEPZD
The single position in this class is responsible for the review of building plans and enforcement of applicable building codes for commercial and new residential installations. Work involves plan review and inspection of new building construction. Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Architecture or related field, and considerable experience in building plan review and building construction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Certification as International Codes Council (I.C.C) plans examiner within six months of appointment. Certification as a Building Codes Enforcement Officer as required by the State of Louisiana within the time frame stipulated by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, June 1, 2015, at noon, or until filled.&nbsp;
 
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Bus Operator $14.09-$17.62/hour/DOET&T
Position is responsible for driving a bus to transport fare-paying passengers over established routes according to a time schedule. 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. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, June 8, 2015, at noon.
 
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Civil Service Director $5,951-$7,438/Month/DOECivil Service
To perform all tasks required of the Civil Service Department by the Lafayette City–Parish Consolidated Government Charter, make recommendations to the Civil Service Board and facilitate its business. Supervise and participate in analysis of vacant positions, writing, administering, scoring examinations, and administer employment lists. Supervise and participate in analyses for position classification and pay, hearings and appeals, or other applications of civil service rules, prepare and interpret statistical and graphic reports. Supervise and participate in preparation and administration of civil service pay plans, as well as those of the Fire, Police and Marshal’s Departments, including matters involving State Supplemental Pay. Oversee and perform Civil Service Office administration tasks, including taking employment applications, preparing budget submission, salary increase budgets, drafting and presenting ordinances, rules and pay proposals. Completed post graduate college or university in behavioral sciences, with prior working experience preparing, administering and scoring civil service examinations, position classification and pay plans including individual rates, proposing and administering civil service rules, and coordinating meetings of public agencies in Louisiana required. Accepting applications until Monday, June 8, 2015, at noon.
 
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