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. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, September 11, 2017, at noon, or until filled.
 
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PROGRAMMER ANALYST (Software Services)$23.83-$29.79/hour/DOE IS&T
Position is professional data processing work involved in defining problems in computer applications and developing and testing possible solutions. Incumbent meets with users to identify software needs; writes, modifies, tests, and troubleshoots software applications–both web-based and stand-alone; trains users on applications; and maintains application documentation. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or closely-related field; work experience in computer programming, application design, Microsoft Visual Studio, and SQL server databases; experience with using programming and scripting languages such as VB.Net, ASP.Net, HTML; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 20 completed applications until Friday, March 16, 2018, at noon, or until filled.
 
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SYSTEMS ANALYST (COMM/ENG)$27.51-$34.39/Hour/DOELUS Fiber
Responsible for serving as technical architect in planning, designing, and implementing computer information systems which include hardware, software, and associated networks. Position serves as project/team leader to manage designated projects. Responsible for designing and development of program applications and reports utilizing various program languages. Must have experience w/ various integration tools such as API’s and XML, and application development tools such as JAVA, ASP.net, SQL, etc. Experience w/ LINUX operating systems desirable. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a closely related field of study, as well as considerable professional experience as a programmer, programmer analyst, or a systems analyst, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, April 9, 2018, at noon, or until filled.
 
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PROGRAMMER ANALYST (LUS NTWK ENG)$23.83-$29.79/Hour/DOELUS
Position is responsible for defining problems in computer applications and developing and testing possible solutions.  Position is responsible for identifying data elements, program logic, and equipment requirements for each step in the development of an application.  Must have knowledge of inter-application communications methods such as APIs implemented via SOAP and JSON and application development tools such as .NET, ASP.NET, JavaScript, C#, and PHP. Must have knowledge of databases such as Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL. Experience with Linux operating systems desirable.  Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and experience in computer programming and applications design; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 20 completed applications until Friday, April 20, 2018, at noon, or until filled.
 
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TRANS & DIST OPERATIONS SUPV$43.50-$54.38/Hour/DOELUS
Position supervises all activities of the Electric T and D Section of municipally-owned Lafayette Utilities System; position handles contracted companies in the construction, operations and maintenance of the T and D System, including working with conduits, conductors, poles, transformers, protective apparatus. Position oversees tree trimming, difficult trouble calls, new services, and cable locating. Incumbent prepares technical reports, reviews purchase order requests, recommends operating and capital improvement budget, and supervises and evaluates highly-skilled employees engaged in hazardous work. Qualified candidates will have degree from a four-year college or university with major coursework in electrical engineering or related field; extensive experience in all phases of electric T and D construction and maintenance work; supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, June 4, 2018, at noon.
 
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FIBER OPTICS TECHNICIAN$20.85-$26.06/Hour/DOELUS Fiber
Positions are responsible for the construction, repair and maintenance of the LUSFiber communications system. Incumbent installs fiber and troubleshoots fiber cable and communications equipment in compliance with applicable standards, codes, and regulations. These duties include the analysis of reports of problems and troubleshooting system components from the head end building to and including customer premise equipment and internal wiring. Work is technical in nature and requires specialized training and the use of sophisticated instruments. Sometimes works outside of normal working hours and works 24-hour on call shifts on a rotating schedule. Completion of vocational technical school in electronics, telecommunications or a related field with experience in the construction and maintenance of fiber optic communications systems is desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, June 4, 2018, at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR IV$14.52-$18.15/Hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is primarily responsible for the skilled operation of an Excavator. Will also operate other heavy equipment, including a Backhoe and a Tandem Dump Truck. 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 some experience in precision work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a Class A commercial driver’s license with airbrake and combination endorsement 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, June 4, 2018, at noon.
 
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LABORER I$8.80-$11.00/Hour/DOEPublic Works
Position is responsible for performing manual labor. Qualified workers are encouraged to advance to higher positions in LCG. Valid Louisiana Driver’s license is required for some positions. Some experience in performing manual work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, June 4, 2018, at noon.
 
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RECEPTIONIST$10.03-$12.54/Hour/DOEPolice Department
Position performs routine work providing general information by phone or in person to the public about the Lafayette Police Department. High school graduation, experience dealing with the general public, and basic skill in the use of a computer or any equivalent combination of training and experience is desired. Police background check will be conducted. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, June 4, 2018, at noon.
 
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PLANNER II (Development)$20.35-$25.44/Hour/DOEDevelopment & Planning
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, utility and other infrastructures, and other development & planning related issues; and the preparation and 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. Current opening has a focus on annexations, and the performance of policy development, cost benefit analyses, and interdepartmental coordination with regard to the same. 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, June 4, 2018, at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (Tandem Axle Dump Truck)$11.36-$14.21/Hour/DOE Public Works
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. Possession of the appropriate class commercial driver’s license and endorsements as issued by the state of Louisiana required. 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. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, June 11, 2018, at noon.
 
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III (Backhoe)$12.86-$16.08/Hour/DOEPublic Works
Work of this class involves the operation a backhoe and tandem dump truck used in the drainage department. Completion of the eighth grade and experience in the operation of automotive and construction equipment similar to those described herein; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of the appropriate class commercial driver’s license and 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 Air Brake and combination  endorsements, prior to hire. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Monday, June 11, 2018, at noon.
 
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