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CIVIL SERVICE

705 W. University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70502

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-8330
Email: CivilService@LafayetteLA.gov 

DIRECTOR: Adam Marcantel

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Applications for the following positions may ONLY be downloaded by following the links below. Please complete the application online and print it; if you do not have available internet access or the ability to print the application, you may visit any branch of the Lafayette Public Library System to use the public computers. For additional information, please call (337) 291-8330.  

EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT
LAFAYETTE CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT 
Civil Service Office
705 W. University Avenue, PO Box 4017-C
Lafayette, LA 70502
 www.lafayettela.gov 
(337) 291-8330

CLASS TITLE: WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR

MINIMUM STARTING PAY: HOURLY - $14.78-$18.48/DOE, MONTHLY - $2,562-$3,203/DOE

PURPOSE AND NATURE OF WORK

Treats municipal wastewater to environmental standards for effluent, by operating large, complex, partially automated treatment plants. Reviews conditions of machinery, facilities and biological processes. Ensures effluent meets coliform, chlorine and other limits, and to control odors. Receives chemical and supply deliveries.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Should be comfortable with working at heights, climbing stairs, tolerating odors, and using a tractor and bush hog to maintain grounds. 12-hour rotating schedule with alternating days/nights. Work is potentially hazardous. Technical courses related to stationary electric motors and pumps, and/or introductory life sciences; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Apprenticeship may be required.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATION

High School Diploma or GED. Must be capable of responding to the site within one hour of being notified.

APPRENTICESHIP

Positions in this class may be assigned to an apprenticeship as defined by Civil Service Rule IV, Section 6. This requires the employee to complete initial and ongoing training requirements as established by Lafayette Utilities System with six (6) years of continued employment, including the obtainment of Class IV Wastewater Treatment certification administered by the State of Louisiana, Dept. of Health and Hospitals.

TYPE OF EXAMINATION

Examination will be a written test.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: FIRST 30 RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022, NOON!!

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