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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.

Code Enforcement Officer

Department: Urban Development

Division: Land Development Code

Rate of Pay: $11.04/hr

Nature of Work: Regulate the City’s Codes and Ordinances as related to the maintenance of residential and commercial property. Work will be performed in all weather conditions.

Examples of Work:

Patrol an assigned area for Land Code Violations and address violations with owners, tenants, and contractors through the municipal court systems.

Represent the City in Municipal Court.

Maintain an accurate inventory of code violations in assigned area along with documentation on the status of each case.

Prepare reports as required by the department.

Public and human relations skills required.


Performs other duties, as designated by the Code Enforcement Division Manager and/or the Director of Urban Development.


Desirable Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Ability to read and analyze maps, deeds, building plans and various legal documents. Must be able to master all duties listed under the “Examples of Work” section during the probationary period. Must be able to master the prescribed certification standards during the first twelve (12) months of employment. This position requires basic computer skills. Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record and the ability to operate a city vehicle safely.

Posting Date: April 14, 2014

Crew Foreman - Streets

Department:                Public Works


Division:                      Streets


Rate of Pay:                $11.00/hr


Nature of Work: 


This is a skilled position in which the candidate will work to maintain and repair City streets, sidewalks, and drainage ditches.  The Crew Foreman will supervise on a daily basis between four and seven full-time employees.  The Crew Foreman works regular hours year round with occasional overtime when the workload demands it; and occasional night work but no shift work is required.  The person in this position is on call only in the event of a storm or other emergency.  100% of work required is outdoors in all weather conditions.  This position has accountability for safety and legal issues related to the work for which the position is responsible.  The Crew Foreman is exposed to chemical and/or hazardous materials on a daily basis.


Examples of Work:

Supervises subordinate personnel

Manage personnel on job siteAssign crews their daily projects

Fill out accident reports for work related injuries

Conduct safety meetings

Verify that property lines are accurate before beginning a project

Ensure safety of the public

Operate Departmental equipment to dig ditches, holes, and transport asphalt and sand

Use proper patching material to maintain streets, including concrete and cold patch

Oversee various parts of resurfacing projects, as directed

Lay pipe for drainage ditches

Clear debris from ditches

Fit pipes together using couplings, bolts and/or plastic ties

Remove excess silt, grass and debris between culverts

Assist with determining which ditches need repair

Provide daily maintenance of departmental vehicles


Desirable Qualifications:   


A High School diploma or GED, or better is required.  This position requires the person to have the skills necessary for proper use of assigned equipment.  Candidate must possess good oral, written and mathematical skills.  Candidate must be a skilled truck driver and heavy equipment operator.  Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with residents, elected officials and other City employees.  Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.



Posting Date:  April 7, 2014


Crew Foreman -Locator Water Trans

Department:  Water & Sewer

Division:  Water Transmission

Rate of Pay:  $10.50/hr

Nature of Work:  This is manual labor of a semi-skilled nature for water and sewer facility locating and marking.  The position involves visual inspection of predefined construction areas and reading and interpretation of utility maps to determine the presence of underground utilities, while using special electronic equipment to accurately detect and locate said utilities as required by state code and departmental standards. The utilities may include (but not be limited to) water mains, water services, water valves, water meters, sanitary sewer gravity lines, sewer force mains, sewer manholes and sewer valves within the right of way.  The position requires assisting service crews with repairs to utilities as needed.  The physical demands of the position may require walking, standing, lifting, or reaching.  The working conditions require outside labor in all weather conditions.  Assignments may frequently include the use of standard or specialized hand tools, power operated equipment or other devices.  Assignments may include the occasional operation of trucks and other automotive equipment incidental to regular duties.  A valid Mississippi Driver’s license is required to be maintained.  Knowledge of the geography and street locations of the City is necessary.  Normal working hours are 7am to 3:30pm.  The position may require after hours and on-call availability as needed. 

Examples of Work:

Use lap top computer or other devices to receive respond to, document and close out locate request tickets (MS 811 One-Call) with established time requirements, both during normal hours and after hours;

Read and interpret utility maps / prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities;

Use assigned communication equipment to effectively communicate with excavators, utility reps, and company personnel, regarding underground facilities;

Operate different electronic detection equipment, to locate and mark under-ground facilities within prescribed accuracy limits;

Perform light excavation with a shovel, probing rod or other potholing equipment to expose buried utilities when necessary;

Provide accurate documentation and or sketches related to all locates completed;

Operate company vehicle in a safe manner, and maintain professional appearance;

Be able to perform manhole entry using assigned equipment and safety devices;

Gather required information and request locate tickets prior to construction or maintenance on utility facilities;

Interact directly with contractors and the general public on a daily basis;


Performs other duties as assigned.


Skills Required/Preferred: 

Computer knowledge and skills;

Handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) use;

Familiar with City of Hattiesburg streets;

Good communication skills;

Knowledge of water distribution service and meters;

Knowledge of sewer collection system;

Knowledge of practices, equipment, and techniques related to locating underground utilities;

Knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining sensitive electronic locator equipment;

Knowledge of confined space safety standards.

Education:  High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Experience:  Prior experience preferred.


Posting Date:  03/19/2014

Asst. Division Manager - Construction

Department:                Public Works


Division:                      Construction (Building/Maintenance)


Rate of Pay:                $32,240 yearly D.O.E.


Nature of Work:  Candidate will assist the Division Manager in repairs and maintenance of all buildings of the City of Hattiesburg.


Duties:  The following duties are only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilites.  Additional duties may be required.



Maintain equipment inventory


Oversee equipment and/or vehicle maintenance


Review daily Action Center requests and assign work accordingly


Oversee work assignments effectiveness & efficiency


Manage work crews and projects


Calculate materials/labor for projects


Order supplies and/or tools


Assist in repairs such as street lights and sidewalks


Perform other duties as needed


Knowledge/Skills: Candidate must have basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and carpentry as

well as, the following:


Good mathematical skills


Basic computer skills


Working knowledge of Microsoft Office


Knowledge of AS400 is a plus


Managerial experience


Good verbal and written communication skills


Ability to follow policies & procedures


HVAC and/or Electrical certifications are a plus


MUST have and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License


5+ years supervisory experience in a construction environment is highly desired


Posting Date:  03/18/2014


DEPARTMENT:    Construction


DIVISION:              Public Works


BEGINNING PAY:              $12.50/Hr. + Depending on prior experience (DOE)



  • Routine maintenance and scheduling of all city equipment (heat pumps, gas and electric systems, mini-splits, window units, etc.)
  • Trouble shooting problems and repair. 
  • Replacement of equipment as needed. 
  • Installation of new equipment, including duct work. 
  • Flexibility to assist other employees as needed. 
  • Maintains files and reports on all equipment.
  • Some design knowledge.



  • Changing HVAC filters on a routine schedule.
  • Lubrication of indoor and outdoor fan motors.
  • Adjusting blower motor belts and replace as needed.
  • Ordering supplies as needed.
  • Checking refrigerate pressure.
  • Cleaning all coils of indoor and outdoor equipment.
  • Other duties as required.



  • Must have a valid Mississippi driver's license



  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • 18 months vocational training of heat and air condition with certificate and/or 2 years work experience. 
  • Must be able to perform proper use in handling, reclaiming and disposal of refrigerate.


POSTING DATE: 04/02/2014

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