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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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. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, September 11, 2017, at noon, or until filled.
 
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Civil Engineering Aide Specialist I $19.09-$23.86/hour/DOE Public Works-Drainage
Position is responsible for drafting dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects, including but not limited to converting survey data in a computer aided design (CAD) program to produce a set of plans, creating profiles and cross sections, and merging those to create a set of construction documents, creating maps from geographic information system (GIS) database for construction projects, and updating/ adding layers to GIS database as needed. 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 desired. Strong survey experience and knowledge desired. Must have a valid driver’s license to apply. Valid Louisiana Driver’s license, prior to hire. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at noon.
 
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Civil Engineering Aide III (Survey)$15.73-$19.66/Hour/DOE Public 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 Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at noon.
 
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LIBRARY TECHNICAL ASSISTANT II $11.99-$14.99/Hour/DOE Library
Positions in this class are responsible for circulation activities and receiving and processing of library and interlibrary loan materials. Incumbents work independently on routine tasks, and consult with a supervisor on more complex problems. Work involves lifting of heavy boxes on a regular basis. May be required to work some rotating nights and weekends. High school graduation or equivalent, plus additional training in library science, and experience working in a library or bookstore setting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at noon.
 
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LIBRARY TECHNICAL ASSISTANT III $13.17-$16.47/Hour/DOELibrary
Positions in this class are responsible for operation of a small branch library or directing work flow in the circulation department of a regional library. Work includes assisting patrons, training new employees, balancing monies associated with the circulation function and may involve lifting books and pushing carts loaded with books. Incumbents in this position work independently within established guidelines on routine and complex tasks. Hours may include night and weekend shifts depending on area of assignment. High school graduation or equivalent, plus additional training in library science, and progressively responsible experience working in a library or bookstore setting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at noon.
 
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PLANNER II (Development)$20.35-$25.44/Hour/DOE Planning & Development
This is professional planning work of an advanced level related to the administration and implementation of projects associated with the Lafayette Transportation Plan and the Unified Development Code. Responsibilities include research and data analysis on housing, traffic and transportation, land use, and other development & planning related issues, and the preparation and presentation of reports to Boards, Commissions, organizations and groups. Also works with engineers, architects, developers, and the general public on review of commercial and residential construction applications, building permits, and site plans. Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or closely related field, plus two years of work experience in planning, 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, or Environmental Planning required. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at noon.
 
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