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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LIBRARIAN II- Collections$20.55-$25.69/Hour/DOE Library
Positions in this class are responsible for a specialized library function which may involve supervisory work and requires little supervision. Current opening is for the collections section and is responsible for the evaluation, selection, ordering, and deselection of various types of library materials, spending materials budgets specific to circulating print and non-print materials for the adult, teen, or children’s collections, and coordinating the circulation of leased materials and inter-library loan lending and borrowing processes. Duties include staffing a public service desk providing reference services, reader’s advisory, and assistance with computers and resources, and supervision of paraprofessionals associated with the section. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution. Progressively responsible related library experience. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, November 22, 2019 at noon.
 
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AIDE III $17.42-$21.77/Hour/DOE LUS Network Engineering
Positions in this class perform technical work on electrical/network engineering projects. Incumbent assists network engineers in the maintenance of computer network infrastructure. Work involves planning and installing network upgrades; troubleshooting computer hardware, software, and network equipment; and generating and preparing specifications for computer equipment. Twelve to eighteen months education and formal training beyond high school specific to the individual position and prior work experience in network engineering desired; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, November 22, 2019 at noon.
 
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LABOR FOREMAN I (Parks and Rec)$11.36-$14.21/Hour/DOEParks & Rec
Position is responsible for work of a manual nature which requires leading and participating in the activities of employees. Incumbent oversees and participates in the maintenance and repair of recreational areas and facilities and is also responsible for mowing of grass, and the planting, watering, spraying, and trimming of trees, shrubbery, and flowers. May perform some of the same duties as a Laborer II. More unusual or difficult work is inspected by a superior while in progress and upon completion. High school, and experience in the maintenance, repair, and minor construction of municipal facilities; ability to operate tractor with 15’ finishing mower; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. Must have valid driver’s license to apply. Valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR IV (Backhoe/Vacuum Truck)$14.52-$18.15/Hour/DOELUS
This position performs skilled work in the operation of a backhoe and vacuum truck in the extraction and transferring of sludge from Wastewater Treatment facilities to land farms; position is also responsible for the operation of manual transmission dump truck, terragator, and tractor. Applicants must be able to operate the equipment independently. Employee may work in hazardous situations requiring skill and care in handling the equipment. 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 relevant training and experience. Performance test will be given on manual vacuum truck. Louisiana Class A CDL License with Air Brake, Combination, and Tanker Endorsements. Applicants must have at least a valid Commercial Driver’s License or CDL permit to apply and test; must obtain La. Class A CDL with said endorsements to accept employment. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, December 6, 2019 at noon.
 
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ANIMAL CARETAKER$11.25-$14.06/Hour/DOECAO/ Animal Control
Graduation from high school and considerable experience in the care and wellbeing of animals; or any combination of training and experience. Assists with vaccination and care giving of the animals. Position demands that applicants must not be afraid of animals and may require putting animals to sleep. Work involves some heavy lifting. Background checks may be required. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Possession of a valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to appointment 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 Tuesday, December 3, 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 transmission 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 appointment. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, December 6, 2019 at noon.
 
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