Employment Openings



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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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (Env Comp) $16.37-$20.46/Hour/DOE LUS
This position is responsible for technical work involved in the analysis of water and/or wastewater samples.  Work also involves collection of samples in one or more of the City’s plants or throughout the community to test for compliance with environmental regulations. Incumbents of this class may be required to work weekends and holidays. Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in biology, chemistry, microbiology, soil science or related field, and some experience in water quality or soil lab work; or any combination of such training and experience. Possession of the Class IV-Water Treatment or Wastewater Treatment certification, as administered by the State of Louisiana, within three years of appointment to this position, is strongly desired. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at noon.
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CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR I (Electrical)$18.17-$22.71/Hour/DOE Development & Planning
Position is responsible for enforcement of local and national codes and regulations governing pre-completion electrical installation. Work involves on-site inspections at each of several phases of construction of both commercial and residential structures. Position works with relative independence, and provides advisement and customer service to involved parties throughout the electrical inspection process. Graduation from a standard high school and experience in a wide variety of skilled residential and commercial construction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, abilities, and skills. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Positions in this class are assigned to an apprenticeship as defined by Civil Service Rule IV, Section 6. This requires the employee to complete certification as a Residential and Commercial Building Codes Enforcement Officer as required by the State of Louisiana within one (1) year for continued employment. Current position requires the employee to complete the preceding certifications in the Electrical discipline. Applicants must obtain a valid Louisiana driver’s license prior to hire required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Monday, January 29, 2018, at noon.
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