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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ACCOUNTANT I, II, III$17.83-$31.22/Hour/DOE Finance
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 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 level Accountant position(s). Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university OR be within one semester of graduation with the same to apply. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, March 29, 2019 at noon.
 
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CIVIL ENGINEERING AIDE III (Survey)$15.73-$19.66/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. Assist party chief in locating monuments to establish boundary and right of way lines. Assist Civil Engineering Spec I with surveying projects. Set up and operate a variety of surveying instruments ex. GPS, total stations, data collectors. Reads maps and drawings to locate points, property corners in field. Sets grade for drainage projects. Uses equipment to determine elevations for engineering projects. Measures land to make topographic maps of ditches and road profiles. Makes drawings of points gathered from the field. Assist Lafayette Police with fatal traffic accident surveys. Land survey experience desired. 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, April 5, 2019 at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I (Parks & Rec) $10.01-$12.51/Hour/DOEParks & Rec
Position is responsible for operating ZTrak mowers, weed eaters, blowers, chain saws, tree trimmers, and other outdoor power equipment. Performs minor repairs and maintenance work to equipment. Works with crews to clean restrooms, pick up trash, cut grass in public parks, cut and trim branches, paint, spray herbicides, and perform other duties to maintain parks. Ability to read and write; experience in the operation of equipment described herein; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license to apply and have ability to operate ZTrak mower independently. Valid Louisiana Driver’s License required, prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, April 5, 2019 at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (Tandem Axle Dump Truck)$11.36-$14.21/Hour/DOELUS
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. Position(s) operate a manual transmission or an automatic vehicle, depending on area of assignment. Testing will be on both. 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 required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, April 5, 2019 at noon.
 
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LABORER II$10.01-$12.51/hour/DOEPublic Works
Performs manual labor requiring more skill than that of the Laborer I class or some knowledge of methods and materials to be used in the area of work assignment. May be required to train on various tasks. Some experience in public works, utilities, parks, recreation, or related maintenance, repair, and minor construction activities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions require a valid Louisiana Driver’s license prior to hire, Class D or E, depending on area of assignment. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, April 5, 2019 at noon.
 
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ANIMAL ADOPTION, FOSTER, AND RESCUE COORDINATOR$12.74-15.92/HOUR/DOECAO/ Animal Control
This position is responsible for coordinating adoption program, developing rescue opportunities and foster caregivers and for sheltered animals at the Lafayette Animal Care Center. Graduation from high school and experience in dealing with the care of animals, and/or working with animal adoption, fostering and rescuing, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. 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, April 5, 2019 at noon.
 
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