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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Hattiesburg. There are several ways to apply for an open, posted position:
• Apply in person at the Human Resources Department, 3rd floor City Hall, 200 Forrest Street, downtown Hattiesburg, directly across from the Saenger Theater. All available jobs are posted for review; or
• Go to the Download section on the left side of the City's Web site, click on it and drop down to the Administration section, click on Employment Application, and print application. Complete employment application and submit to the Human Resources Department, 3rd floor City Hall, 200 Forrest Street, Downtown Hattiesburg, directly across from the Saenger Theater. Or, if desired, you may mail completed application to, Human Resources, P. O. Box 1898, Hattiesburg MS, 39403-1898.
If you have any questions about the application process, you may contact the Human Resources Department at 601.545.4571.
Note: The application for the Police and Fire Academy is not available online. You must apply in person at the Human Resources Department.
Division Mgr - Construction
Department: Public Work’s
Division: Construction & Building Maintenance
Rate of Pay: D.O.E.
Purpose of Position Candidate will be responsible for oversight of every city building and all city maintenance.
Job Context:The Division Manager is a full-time, permanent position in the Public Work’s Department. The immediate supervisor for this position is the General Manager of Public Work’s. This person is supervised less than weekly and directly supervises nineteen full-time employees. The Division Manager makes disciplinary decisions and performance appraisals for the nineteen full-time employees. The Division Manager has flexible hours, year-round. This position frequently requires night work and always works more than the regularly scheduled hours. The candidate for this position is always on call and does not do shift work. The work done for this position is 50% indoors and 50% outdoors. This position has accountability for monetary, fiscal, budgetary, safety, and legal issues related to the work for which this position is responsible. Also, the candidate must be able to perform this job with the upmost integrity and reliability.
Write and review bids
Oversee the bidding process
Make recommendations to supervisors for bidding process
Attend pre-construction meetings
Oversee all employees and equipment maintenance
Review requests from the department heads
Maintain inventory for all divisions
Schedule and oversee all projects
Plan all long and short term projects
Purchase and oversee installation of street lights
Directs fiscal accounting and budgeting activities
Approves appointment of personnel as needed
Maintains good public relations within the city and general public
Performs other duties as assigned
Do emergency repairs
Responsible for walking trails throughout the city
Oversee installation of street lights and oversee their maintenance and upkeep
Monitor buildings for premature maintenance including floors, roofs, painting, termites, etc.
Repair and install concrete sidewalks
Oversee any brick work
Construction material and equipment
OSHA standards and regulations concerning employee safety
Federal and state statutes concerning employee safety
Mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
General functions and operations of municipal government
Knowledge of technical and functional practices and procedures to administer and accomplish duties of this position
Knowledge of AS400, Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook is a must
Skills and Abilities
Personnel management skills
Operate all construction equipment
Figure the material(s) needed and the amount required to complete a job
Coordinate, supervise and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions
Time management skills
Problem solving skills
Follow departmental and City policies and procedures
Meet specified or required deadlines
Maintain budget and prepare budget
Communicate effectively with citizens, elected officials, other City employees, etc., both oral and written
Ability to operate a computer is a must
Must be able to handle stress
Maintain professional composure in heated situations
Read diagrams, blue prints and plans
Must have and maintain a valid Mississippi driver’s license.
Certification in asbestos removal is recommended, but not required.
It is required that you have ten to fifteen yrs experience in a supervisory role, or hold a bachelor’s degree with 5 yrs experience in related field.
Posting Date: 11/26/13
FMR - Traffic Control/Operations
DEPARTMENT: Traffic Control & Operations
DIVISION: Public Works
RATE OF PAY: $10.00/HR
NATURE OF WORK:
This is manual work of a skilled nature. Individual must be able to interpret the manual on uniform traffic control devices in order to accomplish the daily assigned jobs. Assignments are usually received in the form of a request for service or given verbally over the radio. All work will be performed under the direct control of a crew foreman.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Paint markings on city streets.
Install traffic signs.
Help with installation of traffic signals.
Performs related work as required.
Must have a valid Mississippi driver’s license
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent with one (1) year of related experience or any combination of education, training and/or experience which reflect job qualifications.
Posting Date: 11/26/13
DIVISION: Public Works BEGINNING PAY: $10.50/Hr. NATURE OF WORK ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF POSITION CERTIFICATES/LICENSE QUALIFICATIONS POSTING DATE: 11/26/13
DIVISION: Public Works
BEGINNING PAY: $10.50/Hr.
NATURE OF WORK
ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF POSITION
POSTING DATE: 11/26/13
Division Manager - Building Division
DEPARTMENT: URBAN DEVELOPMENT-BUILDING DIVISION
RATE OF PAY: $39,000 + DOE
NATURE OF WORK:
As a Building Official responsible for administrative and technical work in the interpretation of national, regional, and local building codes and related municipal ordinances and policies. Responsible for direct regulatory administration and supervision of plan review, enforcement, and inspection of building construction.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Plans, organizes, leads, delegates, uses good judgment and directs the activities of plan review and permit inspections. Directly supervises the plan review and inspection staff serving as the technical codes administrator in order to ensure compliance with state and local codes.
Reviews building permit issuance process to ensure compliance with adopted codes.
Interprets technical building codes, and coordinates judgments in enforcement matters with applicable personnel. Interprets and explains complex codes and compliance procedures to owners, officials, contractors, and the general public. Hears and investigates complaints.
Coordinates the permitting and inspection of building construction with other City Departments/Divisions and District Fire Marshals.
Inspects existing structures for compliance with applicable codes; condemns unsafe structures; initiates demolition procedures when necessary.
Oversees Building Division budget preparation and implementation
Prepares and presents oral and written operation reports.
Participates on a variety of Boards, Commissions and Committees. Prepares reports, makes presentations and recommendations as needed.
Attends all City Council meetings and other community meetings as necessary.
In case of emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.) position is required to perform reasonable duties assigned by immediate supervisor.
CRITICAL EXPERTISE TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Knowledge of the methods and practices involved in all phases of building construction, including plumbing, electrical, and mechanical installation.
Knowledge of national, regional, state, and local construction codes and their interpretation, application, and enforcement in plan review and field inspections.
Must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License and be insurable by current insurance carrier.
Motor Vehicle, Desktop Computer, minimum MicroSoft Office software and other general office equipment.
Education - Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Building Construction, Construction Management or related field preferred.
Experience - Four (4) or more years of experience in an equivalent position or the area of construction management with a minimum of Two (2) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
Skills, Licenses, Certifications or Registrations – Applicant to provide current status.
POSTING DATE: October 17, 2013
Mechanic - Mass Transit
Department: Federal & State Programs
Division: Mass Transit
Rate of Pay: $11.50hr
Nature of Work: Mechanic is a maintenance employee, who is capable of performing in a workmanlike manner in a reasonable length of time, with a minimum amount of supervision when necessary, any and all repairs, either major or minor, preventative maintenance, on such vehicles or equipment or units thereof, that are assigned to Hub City Transit Mass Transit Fleet.
Examples of Work: (Duties will vary by assignment)
With minimal supervision, perform all repairs and service such as but not limited to air conditioning and heating systems, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and minor body repair; perform safety inspections of vehicles; perform preventative maintenance on vehicles as scheduled; perform road/service calls and operate HCT fleet vehicles as necessary; abide by all established safety training, and quality assurance programs; request quotes and order fleet maintenance parts. There is exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials on a daily basis with cleaners and soaps used in a shop. Individuals holding this position may be required to perform “other related duties” as assigned by the Division Manager or Department Director.
Desirable Qualifications: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent plus two (2) year of related experience or any combination of education, training, and/or experience which reflect job qualifications. Applicants must have a Class “B” CDL with an airbrake endorsement. Must properly and safely use transit vehicles, forklift, hydraulic lifts, air ratchets, tow trucks, troubleshooting devices and other maintenance and repair machinery. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Must be able to maintain professional composure, confidentially; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions. Physical demands involve standing, walking, bending/kneeling/lifting/climbing.
Work Schedule: This position may require flexible scheduling. Schedule may vary to meet demands and hours of the operation of bus service, including overtime, split shift, holidays, weekends, nights, and irregular hours.
Posting Date: 10/14/13
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