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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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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Civil Engineering Aide Specialist II (Project Control)$24.02-$30.03/hour/DOEPublic Works
This position is an essential part of the Public Works CID Project Control Section and assists the City Engineer in developing the following: Scope of Work, Project Costs, Preparing Plans and Specifications, Evaluating Change Order Proposals, Attending Plan-in-Hand, Pre-Bid and Pre-Construction Meetings, Attending Bid Openings, Review and Recommendation of Bid Award, Project Management during Construction for In-house and Consultant Design Projects, Close out of Project, Preparation of Record Drawings. Must be skilled in Building Construction and possess the necessary skills to develop plans and specifications for various types of building improvement projects including but not limited to various types of Parks and Recreation projects, drainage improvement projects and minor street improvement projects. 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 Monday, January 14, 2019 at noon, or until filled.
 
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UTILITIES RESOURCES ANALYST$24.81-$31.02/Hour/DOELUS
Position provides analytical and strategic support to Lafayette Utilities System through cost/benefit analysis, financial modeling/forecasting, and interpretation of financial statements. Position coordinates the capital improvements program, participates in the purchase and sale of power, monitors fuel and associated transportation costs, assists with integrated resource planning duties, administers utility and consultant contracts, and works with MISO Regional Transmission Organization to obtain information to outline financial strategy and prepare for policy changes. Incumbent also evaluates and monitors regulatory proceedings and manages agreements and contracts. Applicants are required to have verifiable work experience in each of the following three areas to be considered: 1.Performance of operational or cost analysis; 2.Participation in budgeting processes for capital and/or operations and maintenance; 3. Interpretation of financial statements. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field is highly desired. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, January 28, 2019 at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III$12.86-16.08/Hour/DOE Public Works
Responsible for the skilled operation of a Backhoe, Mini-Excavator and Tandem Dump Truck. 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. 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, February 4, 2019, 2019 at noon.
 
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SMALL EQUIPMENT MECHANIC $11.69-$14.61/Hour/DOE Public Works
Position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of small and related mechanical equipment including small tractors. Incumbent makes repairs on engines, transmissions, differentials, electrical systems, and grass cutting equipment. Graduation from high school and experience in small engine or automotive repair, diesel equipment, hydraulics; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Possession of a valid Louisiana driver’s license required prior to hire required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, February 4, 2019, 2019 at noon.
 
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEER I $23.17 - $28.96/Hour/DOE LUS
Incumbents apply knowledge of engineering to well-defined problems and/or assignments using the methods and materials of the electrical engineering field. Reviews maps, diagrams, schematics and documents of relevant facilities of the City of Lafayette. Assists in preparation of designs, specifications and bid packages for construction or renovation projects. Participates in evaluation of bids, contract administration, and preparation of change orders. Ascertains contractor and in-house compliance with applicable standards, codes or regulations. Possession of the Engineer Intern certification by examination, in the State of Louisiana. Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, February 4, 2019, 2019 at noon.
 
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WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR$14.49-$18.12/Hour/DOE LUS
Treats municipal waste water to environmental standards for effluent, by operating large, complex, partially automated treatment plants. Reviews conditions of machinery, facilities and biological processes. Acts as required to ensure effluent meets coliform, chlorine and other limits, and to control odors. Receives chemical and supply deliveries. Should be comfortable with working at heights, climbing stairs, tolerating odors, and using a tractor and bush hog to maintain grounds. 12-hour rotating schedule with alternating days/nights. Work is potentially hazardous. Technical courses related to stationary electric motors and pumps, and/or introductory life sciences; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Apprenticeship may be required. High School Diploma or GED required. Must be capable of responding to the site within one hour of being notified required. 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 initial and ongoing training requirements as established by Lafayette Utilities System with six (6) years of continued employment, including the obtainment of Class IV Wastewater Treatment certification administered by the State of Louisiana, Dept. of Health and Hospitals. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, February 4, 2019, 2019 at noon.
 
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PARKS MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR $25.40-$31.75/Hour/DOE Parks and Recreation
Position administers and supervises the maintenance section of the Parks and Recreation Department and participates in maintenance activities when needed and during complex, unusual, or dangerous maintenance. Work involves coordination, planning, and communications. Incumbent reviews attendance each morning, checks maintenance schedules, reviews work assignments with foremen, keeps track of locations of crews, inspects work in progress, and decides priorities in allocating resources. Position evaluates and responds to reports of need for maintenance from public, management, and employees. Incumbent works under the general direction of the Programs and Maintenance Manager and has supervisory responsibility for foreman leading crews in widely-dispersed locations. College level education in field related to administration of building, parks and athletic facility maintenance, supplemented by prior working experience in recreational grounds and facilities maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, February 4, 2019, 2019 at noon.
 
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Instrument, Control & Electrical Technician $24.81 - $31.02/Hour/DOE LUS
Positions in this class maintain all controls, instruments, electrical systems and related equipment in two natural gas-fired electric generation stations. Incumbent reviews manuals and specifications for equipment; inspects, tests and takes necessary actions to ensure proper and optimum performance of controls equipment and systems. Maintains, calibrates, troubleshoots and repairs turbine control systems and loop circuits. Position is subject to 24-hour call and work is sometimes hazardous. High school supplemented by completed vocational/technical school in electronics or industrial electricity, and significant work experience in heavy industrial plant instrumentation, process control and electric systems. Accepting the first 20 completed applications until Monday, February 4, 2019, 2019 at noon.
 
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PLANNER II (Development)$20.35-$25.44/Hour/DOE PZD
This is professional planning work of an advanced level related to the administration and implementation of the Unified Development Code, and establishing and maintaining development compliance with the comprehensive plan, PlanLafayette. Responsibilities include research and data analysis on housing, land use, and infrastructure; and the presentation of reports to Boards, Commissions, organizations, and groups. Incumbents also work with engineers, architects, developers, other LCG departments, and the general public on review of commercial and residential construction applications, building permits, site plans and/ or annexations. Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or closely related field, plus two years of work experience in planning or related, and experience with data mapping in GIS, or an equivalent combination of education and experience desired. Applicants must have professional planning experience in at least one of the following areas: Transportation Planning, Development Review, Addressing, Land Use Regulation, Zoning Enforcement, Annexation, or Environmental Planning required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, February 4, 2019, 2019 at noon.
 
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