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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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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Senior Systems Support Specialist IS&T
Position is responsible for evaluating, analyzing, quoting, maintaining, supporting, and providing security for enterprise hardware (Physical/Virtual servers, PCs), large telecommunications network equipment (switches, routers, network devices, Storage Area Network),Windows Server operating systems, Domain Controllers, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Storage Area Networks (SAN),enterprise wide applications (Cisco CallManager, Unity Connection, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft File/Print server, VMWare, Anti-Virus/Malware, Thinkstream, OfficeWatch) and provide security for Microsoft Office Suite of products, Windows Operating System (PC), Apple IOS devices, and Third-Party software. Bachelor’s degree in computer science and considerable experience in systems administration; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Background checks will be conducted. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 17, 2014, or until filled.
 
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Lineman III $23.85-$29.81/hour/DOE $4,134-$5,168/month/DOELUS
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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, October 31, 2014, at noon. <br> <br>
 
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Public Information Specialist (LUS-Fiber) $16.48-$20.60/hour/DOE $2,856-$3,571/month/DOELUS-Fiber
Position is responsible for Public Information work for LUS Fiber to the home. Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related liberal arts field with experience in conducting informational programs; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications. Previous Marketing experience with a utility or telecom required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 31, 2014, at noon. <br> <br>
 
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Recycling Specialist $17.46-$21.83/hour/DOE $3,027-$3,783/Month/DOEPublic Works
This is public contact and marketing work in promoting and implementing the Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Recycling Program.&nbsp; Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public relations, education, journalism, or a related liberal arts field with experience in conducting a municipal recycling program. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 31, 2014, at noon.
 
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Programmer Analyst $22.90-$28.63/hour/DOE $3,970-$4,962/month/DOEIS&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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METER READER II $11.61-$14.51/hour/DOE $2,012-$2,515/month/DOELUS
Positions in this classification perform the most difficult or skipped readings of water and electric meters, connecting or disconnecting electric and water meters. Completion of eighth grade and working experience as a meter reader and in the collection of delinquent accounts, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Driver’s license required to apply. Possession of a valid Louisiana Driver&#39;s license required upon hire. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, October 31, 2014, at noon. <br> <br>
 
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Parking Control Officer$10.81-$13.51/hour/DOE Public Works
This is routine work in accordance with Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Code of Ordinance involving enforcement of civil parking regulations (stopping and parking of a vehicle) as well as enforcement of parking meters. High school degree, experience performing routine observations and reports, and public contact work desired; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Police background check will be conducted. Hours of current positon are 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Must have a valid driver’s license to apply. Valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, November 7, 2014, at noon.
 
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Housing Rehabilitation Specialist $19.56-$24.45/hour/DOE Community Development
Position involves planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising housing rehabilitation projects. Incumbents in this class are responsible for determining what work will be done and whether it will be done by in-house carpentry crew or by sub-contractors. Graduation from high school supplemented by vocational course work in the building trades and experience in housing and building construction work, including some supervisory experience, project cost estimation and analysis; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience with MS Word and Excel desired. Must have a valid driver’s license to apply. Valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, November 7, 2014, at noon.
 
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Equipment Operator I $9.62-$12.03/hour/DOE Parks and Recreation
Position is responsible for operating a Z-Track mower, and related grounds maintenance equipment. May also perform various maintenance tasks. Must have a valid driver’s license to apply. Valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, November 7, 2014, at noon.
 
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