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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.




MPO Office Assistant

Department of Federal and State Programs

Division: Metropolitan Planning Organization

Position: MPO Office Assistant

Rate of Pay: $10.00+ /Hr (DOE)

JOB SUMMARY
This is detailed and skilled clerical work including scheduling meetings, preparing and maintaining all files pertaining to the administrative functions of the Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar Metropolitan Planning Organization. Work is under supervision of the MPO Division Manager, but employee must be able to work independently on daily duties with initiative, independent judgment and discretion in all duties. Involves considerable contact with the public officials and private sector.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE
1. Two - years of college with major courses in Business, Public Administration, or related field and at least one year related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Experience in responsible secretarial work and office management; and professional attitude; ability to accept directions from mid-management.
3. **Must be computer literate; knowledge of standard office equipment, data processing software including, but not limited to Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Works, AS400, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Power Point and other specialized programs
5. Be able to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies, federal and state regulations/laws.
6. Must possess considerable knowledge of office procedures

LANGUAGE SKILLS
1. Ability to read, write, and speak English.
2. Skill in effective oral and written communications.
3. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or authorities, or members of the local business community.

Skills & Abilities:
• A self-motivated individual that demonstrates a willingness to perform duties in a team environment
• Ability to perform responsibilities as directed within determined time frames and with a high degree of accuracy
• Ability to maintain effective relationships with supervisor and other city personnel
• Ability to carry out instructions and work independently or in a team environment
• Ability to comprehend policies, procedures, regulations, and the overall organizational structure of the job position
• Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to operate various machines and/or equipment; and reach with hands and arms.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Primarily in an office environment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinate/Organize all detailed administrative work in preparing and maintaining all objectives pertaining to the HPFL-MPO.
• Coordinate/Organize all administrative duties and objectives pertaining to the administration of the Federal Transit Administration 5307 Grant Guidelines, as assigned.
• Attend MPO meetings as recording secretary, preparing and indexing minutes.
• Work involves the performance of a variety of complex technical and limited bookkeeping tasks such as quarterly billing and quarterly reports for MPO and FTA. Schedules, and monitors, reporting requirements and payments for grants.
• Assignments are performed with minimal supervision and require independent decision-making based on established policies and regulations.
• Work requires familiarity with departmental budget and city's purchasing system and city council agenda items for MPO and FTA projects.
• Issuance of Hub City Transit (HCT) ID cards; including but not limited to detailed data base entry; verifying and obtaining customer information.
• Preparing and maintaining all files pertaining to the administrative functions of the Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar Metropolitan Planning Organization which includes functions of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
• Maintain and manipulate the grant databases, online grants system for FTA Funds, FHWA PL-Funds and STP Funds evaluation system for grant-related purposes including data entry, creating reports, exporting information, mailing lists and general upkeep, grant processing and grantee reporting.
• Undertakes special projects as assigned.
• Any other duties, as designated by the MPO Division Manager or the Director of Federal and State Programs. Coordinate efforts as assigned in the administrative efforts of the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility.
*A Microsoft office/excel skills evaluation will be given before application can be accepted.

Posting Date: December 12, 2014


Equipment Operator

Department: Parks and Recreation

Position: Equipment Operator

Division: Tree Crew

Rate of Pay: $10.00/hr

Nature of Work: This is skilled work in the operation of heavy duty automotive maintenance equipment. Operator is responsible for daily preventive maintenance of equipment. Assignments are usually received in the form of orders to accomplish a specific task. Most work will consist of tree removal, trimming, planting and at times hazard abatement. Daily task included equipment and chainsaw operation/maintenance, tree work, trimming/pruning and tree planting.

 

Examples of Work:
$Applicant must be skilled in the operation of dump trucks (2 ½ ton size). Would prefer some experience in tree climbing and pruning.
$Tree removal, trimming and planting.
$Primary knowledge, aptitudes and abilities including operation of various types of heavy equipment (knuckle boom, bucket truck, stump grinder and a chipper).
$maintain safe work environment for crew and public.
$storm damage and debris clean up.
$Performs related work as required
$possible weekend or night call outs for tree emergencies.

PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

Desirable Qualifications:
• High school diploma or GED
• three (3) years' experience in construction type work or tree work.
• Good verbal/communication skills
• CLASS B CDL

Posting Date: December 9, 2014


DISABILITY ADVOCATE (PART-TIME)

POSITION: DISABILITY ADVOCATE (PART-TIME)
RATE OF PAY: $12.00/HR+ (DOE)

NATURE OF WORK:

 THIS INDIVIDUAL'S PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE:

 TO ENSURE THE COMPREHENSIVE CIVIL RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE AREAS OF:
o HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, EMPLOYMENT, PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS;
o TO ENSURE THE CITY IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING AND ITS ACCESSIBILITY TO QUALIFIED PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES;
o TO ENSURE THE CITY MEETS THE ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF SECTION 504, THE AMERICAN DISABILITIEES ACT, TITLE VI AND THE FAIR HOUSING ACT.

THE PROGRAM AREAS ARE DATA COLLECTION, ANNUAL TITLE VI REPORT, TITLE VI COMPLAINT PROCEDURES, ANNUAL REVIEW OF TITLE VI PROGRAM, AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION, FAIR HOUSING PROGRAM INITIATIVES AND RESOLUTION OF COMPLAINTS.

THIS INDIVIDUAL MUST BE ABLE TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY ON DAILY DUTIES WITH INITIATIVE, INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT AND DISCRETION IN ALL DUTIES. THIS POSITION INVOLVES CONSIDERABLE CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 PROMOTE FAIR HOUSING CHOICE FOR ALL PERSONS.

 PROMOTE HOUSING AND PUBLIC FACILITIES THAT ARE PHYSICALLY ACCESSIBLE AND USABLE BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

 FOSTER COMPLIANCE WITH NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT.

 RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING, MONITORING, AND ENSURING THE CITY'S COMPLIANCE WITH TITLE VI REGULATIONS.

 ASSIST IN PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHYSICALLY ACCESSIBLE, RACIALLY AND ETHNICALLY INCLUSIVE PATTERNS OF HOUSING OCCUPANCY.
 PROMOTE EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS OF SECTION 504, ADA AND FAIR HOUSING REQUIREMENTS.

 ASSIST DISABLED PERSONS TO ENSURE AWARENESS AND ENFORCEMENT OF THEIR RIGHTS TO PUBLIC ACCESSIBILITY; REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS AND FAIR HOUSING.

 ASSIST ELDERLY WITH THE CITY'S EARLY WARNING EMERGENCY ALERT PROGRAM

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

 INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE DISABLED.

 HAVE AT LEAST TWO (2) YEARS OF COLLEGE AND ONE (1) YEAR OF EXPERIENCE IN A RELATED FIELD PREFERABLY IN A PUBLIC AGENCY SETTING; OR AN EQUIVELENT COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION.

 ABILITY TO PREPARE CLEAR AND CONCISE NARRATIVE REPORTS.

 UNDERSTAND, INTERPRET, EXPLAIN AND APPLY PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE AREA OF THE REMOVAL OF PHYSICAL AND PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO DISABLED PERSONS.

 POSSESS EXCELLENT VERBAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS.

 MUST BE COMPUTER LITERATE; KNOWLEDGE OF STANDARD OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND DATA PROCESSING SOFTWARE AT A MINIMUM.

Posted: December 3, 2014


Department of Public Works (Equipment Operator)

Position: Equipment Operator
Department: Sanitation
Division: Public Works
Rate of Pay: $10.00/hr

 

Nature of Work:
• Skilled work in the operation of light and heavy-duty construction maintenance equipment.
• Operator is responsible for daily preventive maintenance of equipment.
• Assignments are usually received in the form of orders to accomplish a specific task.
• Supervision may be exercised over a small group of laborers.

Examples of Work:
• Operation of equipment such as dump trucks, back-hoes, dozers, etc. for repairs and construction.
• Operates a front-end loader in loading asphalt, gravel, sand, rock slag slurry and similar materials onto trucks.
• Performs related work as required.

Desirable Qualifications:
• High school diploma or G.E.D.
• Two (2) years' work related experience in concrete finishing, culvert installation and asphalt lay-down and repair of sidewalk, curbs, and gutters.
• Must have a valid commercial driver's license.

Posting Date: November 26, 2014


E3 Health Initiative Community Liaison

Job Description

To provide and ensure the continued connection between Spanish speaking community members and administrative staff and agencies involved in the E3 (Educate, Enroll, and Empower) Health Initiative, an 18 month grant funded project. The job of the community liaison is to assist in improving communication and community participation in health access by providing information on services available to eligible students and families; offering enrollment opportunities for Medicaid/CHIP at various events and locations; and empowering families through enrollment and retention opportunities.

Title Community Liaison
Reports to Project Coordinator
Employment Period December 2014-December 2015
Hours per week 20—afternoon hours preferred; some evenings and weekends required
Positions Available One

Project Background
The E3 Health Initiative is an 18 month grant aimed at increasing enrollment and retention of Medicaid and the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Hattiesburg.

Job summary
The community liaison will collaborate with the project coordinator and city officials to oversee and perform the outreach and enrollment activities of the E3 Health Initiative. This person will be housed at a location central near City Hall, but will spend time in the community at partnered organizations and other community agencies.

In addition to collaborating on overall program goals and objectives, the community liaison will be asked to work specifically with the Spanish speaking community in Hattiesburg. This person will spearhead efforts to reach this population through education, empowerment, and enrollment.

Summary of essential job functions
All job functions will be carried under the supervision of the project coordinator.

• Provide education to adults and children in the target area on health access opportunities related to Medicaid and CHIP qualification requirements and the enrollment and recertification process
o Attendance of community and agency events to provide health information and Medicaid/CHIP enrollment opportunities.
o Provision of information on use of the Medicaid website for enrollment in neighborhoods on a weekly basis
o Provision of one seminar a month at a faith-based organization on Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and qualification requirements
o Assist in mobile "hot spots" several times per month
 Facilitate self-assistance for enrollment or recertification at scheduled school events, at scheduled enrollment days in neighborhoods, at Head Start, SeMRHI, and faith-based organizations
 Continued location identification for permanent enrollment kiosks
 Community member(s) one-on-one training on Medicaid/CHIP enrollment procedures
 Advertisement of times and dates for neighborhood access to enrollment "hot spots" and marketing of program to Spanish speaking community
 Educational materials distributed by mail, face-to-face, and on enrollment days
 Translation of marketing materials to better reach Spanish speaking community; as well as creation and development of those materials
 Organizing and providing the "Steering a Healthier Course" kickoff and midpoint rallies
o Assist the Project Coordinator in survey distribution and collection at events for evaluation purposes

Minimum requirements

Education: Preferred college graduate or college student in their Junior or Senior year. Will consider other educational backgrounds depending on work experience.
Fluency in Spanish required
Experience with communities, health access, and/or underserved populations. Will also consider persons with experience in public relations and/or marketing.
Communication and presentation skills, ability to work on a team, self-motivated; must be comfortable with public speaking
Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office, email
Valid driver's license
Due to the attendance at many community events and agencies around Hattiesburg, some amount of standing and minimal lifting will be required


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