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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Planner I (Zoning)$17.46 - $21.83/hour/DOE PZD-Zoning
Position is responsible for the maintenance of the Zoning Ordinance, application and exercising independent judgment regarding interpretation of zoning laws, issuing Certificates of Occupancy, reviewing building permit applications and enforcement of zoning laws. Ability to read plats, maps, and site plans, perform mathematical calculations to determine required green space, parking spaces, etc., research and analyze zoning issues, prepare reports and correspondence, and make zoning presentations at public meetings. Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field and/or some experience in urban planning or related work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Formal education or experience in GIS, or cartography also desired. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon, or until filled.
 
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Electric Distribution Dispatcher$16.77-$20.96/hour/DOE LUS
This is a technical position responsible for monitoring the proper function of the city’s electric distribution, water and wastewater systems. Work involves map reading, interpretation of data, maintenance of written and digital records, and interaction with the public. High school supplemented by coursework related to electric distribution construction and operations and/or prior professional experience in the field of electric transmission, distribution, system control and data acquisition, or any equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Employee will be required to work rotating shifts, which includes nights and weekends. Apprenticeship may be required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon, or until filled.
 
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Accountant I, II, III$17.14-$30.01/hour/DOEFinance
Positions in these classes performs 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 ensures timely and quality accounting records with a higher level of responsibility than that of an Accountant I; or ensures 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 required, 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 required. Accepting completed applications until Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon, or until filled.
 
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Buyer I$12.14-$15.17/hour/DOEFinance
Position is responsible for purchasing processes, under complex government regulations, for a predetermined group of departments. Graduation from high school supplemented by course work in accounting or business administration, and experience in government purchasing; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of MS Word desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, September 8, 2014 at noon.
 
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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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Bus Operator $13.82-$17.27/hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is responsible for driving a bus to transport fare-paying passengers over established routes according to a time schedule.   Possession of a Class B commercial driver’s license with airbrake and passenger 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 B CDL with endorsements, prior to hire required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, September 8, 2014 at noon.
 
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REGISTERED NURSE $21.87-$27.34/hour/DOE Health Unit
This is responsible technical and administrative nursing work. Works in various clinical settings, participates in parish level health unit operations and performs duties within the scope of practice of license. Two years’ experience as a Registered Nurse strongly desired. Hours of the current positions are Monday – Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Possession of a valid Louisiana (Registered Nurse) license to practice professional nursing and progressively responsible professional nursing experience. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, September 8, 2014 at noon.
 
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Juvenile Detention Attendant I$9.51-$11.89/hour/DOE CAO
Monitors detainees at the Juvenile Detention Home. High school graduation or equivalent and some experience working with and supervising juveniles; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Current position available is Thursday –Sunday, from midnight to 8AM, 32 hours weekly. Other shifts may become available. Background checks will be conducted. Position is open in the male dorm, but females are encouraged to apply in the event a position becomes available in the female dorm. Apprenticeship may be required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, September 8, 2014 at noon.
 
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Registered Nurse’s Assistant $15.56-$19.45/hour/DOEHealth Unit
Position is responsible for assisting the Registered Nurse in performing routine medical tests, record keeping, scheduling appointments, and various other duties related to providing health care at the Lafayette Parish Health Unit. L.P.N. or Certified Nurse’s Assistant, with experience as a medical assistant in a doctor’s office; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be authorized by licensure, certification, or registration to perform phlebotomy required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, September 15, 2014 at noon.
 
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Communications Network Technician $18.08-$22.60/hour/DOE LUS-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. Vocational technical training in electronics, telecommunications, computers, 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. This position also handles escalation of problems to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner for severe conditions that are impossible to anticipate–such as a power failure or optical fiber cable cut. Experience with Network Node Manager (NNM) a plus. Position involves 12 hour rotating shifts. Progressively responsible experience working in a network operations center (NOC) or technical support staff troubleshooting and supporting VoIP, POTS, Hosted PBX, Video, Internet and/ or integrated data systems required. Accepting completed applications until Friday, September 19, 2014 at noon.
 
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Naturalist $12.24-$15.30/hour/DOECD
Position requires conducting natural sciences educational programs for elementary school aged groups at a nature station and its surroundings. Completion of a four year college curriculum in natural sciences such as biology, zoology, botany or related fields and experience in elementary natural science education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Maintenance of trails is required as well as handling of animals. Some Saturdays required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, September 15, 2014 at noon, or until filled.
 
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Alcohol and Noise Control Manager$21.87-$27.34/hour/DOEPolice
This is responsible administrative and supervisory work involved in the management of an alcohol licensing/permitting , noise control program, and junked vehicles. The position is responsible for assuring compliance to the alcohol, junked vehicles and noise control ordinances and development of Anti-Drunk Driving strategies through enforcement and public awareness campaigns. Bachelor’s degree in management, business administration, public administration, criminal justice or related field and considerable supervisory experience in program development and implementation which included public speaking; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Background checks will be conducted. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, September 15, 2014 at noon.
 
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Plant Maintenance Mechanic II$15.73-$19.66/hour/DOE LUS-Water
This is extremely skilled mechanical maintenance work in one or more of the Consolidated Government’s water operating plants. Graduation from high school supplemented by courses in the mechanical trades, and considerable experience in mechanical maintenance and repair work in an industrial facility; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Welding experience helpful. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, September 15, 2014 at noon.
 
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