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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NATURALIST $12.74-$15.92/Hour/DOE CD
Purpose of work is to increase understanding and appreciation of interrelationships and interdependences in the natural environment and to relay this information to the general public through printed materials and presentations. Position requires conducting natural sciences educational programs for school and youth groups at a nature station and its surroundings. Responsibilities include assisting with program research and planning, generation of program materials, and social media promotion related to the same; providing customer service within the facility; and performance of unskilled maintenance of Nature Station exhibits, buildings, and grounds. Incumbent works under the general direction of the Curator of Natural Science and has no formal supervisory responsibilities, but may serve as a lead worker in the absence of the curator. 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 desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, May 24, 2019 at noon.
 
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METER READER II $12.07-$15.09/Hour/DOE LUS
Position is responsible for reading, connecting, disconnecting and troubleshooting water and electric meters. Completion of high school, basic knowledge of electricity and some experience working as a meter reader or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired. Incumbent may call on delinquent customers to disconnect or reconnect service. Must have a valid driver’s license to apply. On-call after-hours work may be required. Applicants must obtain a valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to appointment required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, May 24, 2019 at noon.
 
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Communications Sales and Marketing Analyst$25.45-$31.82/Hour/DOE Fiber
Positions are responsible for customer awareness, promotion, presentation, and market surveys. Incumbents conduct statistical analysis of new connects and sales and marketing activities, using the resulting information to initiate changes in service and image of the Communications Department accordingly; researches demand for services and contacts potential customers, with some contract negotiation with commercial customers, and related. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, or Business, supplemented by work experience resulting in comprehensive knowledge of the communications services available and the markets for them. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, May 24, 2019 at noon.
 
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BUYER II $17.83-$22.29/Hour/DOEFinance
Positions in this class have supervisory responsibilities while purchasing for a predetermined group of departments, or performing management work and computer purchasing, under complex governmental regulations. Incumbents may perform a variety of work in areas of specialized or technical purchasing and contract bidding. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel in one section of the division, and direction is received from the Purchasing and Property Manager. Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field, and considerable experience in a variety of technical purchasing or contract coordination under governmental regulations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, May 24, 2019 at noon.
 
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FLEET MECHANIC $16.20-$20.26/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. Possession of the appropriate class (Class B) commercial driver’s license with airbrake endorsement as required by State of Louisiana, upon completion of six-month working test required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, May 24, 2019 at noon.
 
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Juvenile Detention Attendant I$9.89-$12.37/hour/DOE JDH
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. Position may work 12-hour day or night shift. Background checks will be conducted. Current position open is in the male dorm. Females are encouraged to apply for possible future vacancies in the female dorm. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, May 24, 2019 at noon.
 
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AIDE SPECIALIST II (LUS Power Production)$25.73-$32.16/DOELUS
Positions in this classification perform non-routine and complex work on projects in the operation and maintenance of electrical generating facilities, with responsibility for planning, designing, and conducting a complete project or a portion of a larger and more diverse project, while ensuring all related regulations and codes are observed. Work involves overseeing the daily maintenance schedule for Power Plant work activities, requiring an advanced knowledge of electric generation plants, equipment, materials, technology, and their maintenance requirements. Associate’s degree or completion of a technical specialty program of eighteen months – three years duration in electrical (or closely related field) and significant prior working experience in an electric generating facility. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, June 3, 2019 at noon.
 
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SUBSTATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECH (LUS)$24.81-$31.02/DOELUS
This is technical electrical and electronic work on an advanced level. Work involves maintaining, testing, repairing, adjusting, and calibrating sophisticated relays, meters, communications equipment, and similar apparatus. Work is performed primarily in substations. Incumbents of the class are required to work around high voltage in varying weather conditions and be on 24-hour call. Graduation from high school supplemented by advanced course work in electrical and electronic equipment maintenance and repair. Considerable experience in the testing, maintenance, and repair of electrical and electronic equipment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience is desirable. Positions in this class may be assigned to an apprenticeship as defined by Civil Service Rule IV, Section 6. This requires the employee to complete all initial and ongoing training requirements as established by Lafayette Utilities System within two (2) years for continued employment. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, June 3, 2019 at noon.
 
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Civil Engineering Aide Specialist I (Traffic and Transportation/CAD)$19.09-$23.86/Hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is responsible for preparing technical drawings in AutoCAD for in house design projects based on survey data, field visits, and aerial photographs or by request. Prepares detailed conceptual drawings and utilizes GIS available resources. Provides support to civil engineers, planners, project coordinators in compiling data by preparing spreadsheets and/or power point presentations. Associate’s Degree or completion of a technical specialty program of eighteen months – three years duration in civil engineering technology (or closely related field) and significant prior working experience in the civil engineering field incorporating the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the specific position. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, June 7, 2019 at noon.
 
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