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.


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.

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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STORES CLERK I $9.89-$12.37/hour/DOELUS Fiber
Work involves receiving, storing, loading, unloading, and issuing materials, parts, supplies, and equipment; work involves recording the receipt and issuance of such. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Graduation from high school; and some experience in warehouse or related work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Forklift certification required within 6 months of appointment. Possession of a valid Louisiana driver’s license upon hire, required. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, November 16, 2018, at noon.
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PLANNER I (Development) $18.17-$22.71/Hour/DOE Development and Planning
Position is responsible for researching, analyzing, and reporting on various planning projects and programs associated with the application and enforcement of the Unified Development Code in keeping with PlanLafayette. Essential functions include: reading plats, maps, and site plans, performing mathematical calculations to determine required open space, parking, etc., using a wide variety of technology to assist in decision making and records maintenance, researching and analyzing zoning issues, preparing detailed reports and correspondence, and making presentations at public meetings. Strong data and GIS skills preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, or a closely related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities desired. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Friday, November 30, 2018 at noon.
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Position is responsible for performing skilled, independent work in response to trouble or service calls from electrical utility customers. The objective is the effective performance of a variety of installation, repair, and replacement work on calls passed on by a dispatcher, or problems discovered by power line patrols. Work involves diagnosis and problem-solving of a variety of power distribution problems in the field. The incumbent works independently and, when necessary, may supervise the work of a line crew called out to help correct a power problem. The work is subject to review by a technical superior. Position is subject to 24-hour call and work is sometimes hazardous. A pole climbing test will be conducted as part of the testing process. Graduation from high school, supplemented by formal training courses covering electricity, meters, relays, high-voltage circuit breakers, transformers, and related equipment; and considerable experience in overhead and underground electrical distribution work, including some experience supervising the work of others; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. 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 and combination endorsements prior to hire. Accepting the first 15 completed applications until Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at noon.
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