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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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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FINANCIAL ANALYST$22.34-$27.93/Hour/DOE LUS Fiber
Positions in this class perform advanced financial and accounting work. Positions will develop, monitor and report financial indicators; evaluate costs, forecast cash flow requirements; and assess the impact of these. Position coordinates annual and semi-annual budget processes as well as prepares statistical and graphical presentations as needed. Will participate in cost projections and analysis or rates. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and experience in governmental budgeting, finance and accounting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, January 18, 2019 at noon.
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FLEET MECHANIC HELPER $9.76-$12.20/Hour/DOE Public Works
Responsible for assisting Fleet Mechanics in the maintenance, repair, and servicing of a variety of automotive and heavy equipment, such as keeping mechanics supplied with materials, tools, and shop supplies, cleaning working areas and equipment, and performing routine maintenance. Some knowledge of basic automotive repair is a plus. Valid driver’s license required to apply. Possession of a valid Louisiana Driver’s License required, prior to appointment. Accepting the first 40 completed applications until Friday, January 18, 2019 at noon.
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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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