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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Hattiesburg. Follow the steps below to apply for an open position. 

• Complete the Online Application Process here.

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.


Community Development Specialist - E3 Health Initiative Community Liaison

Position:  Community Development Specialist - E3 Health Initiative Community Liaison

Department:  Mayor & Administration

Rate of Pay:  $12.98/hr

Status:  This position is a Part-Time Temporary Position for a specific duration of time.   End date of position is scheduled for December 2015 but may be adjusted to either earlier/later depending on funding.  Incumbent will be required to work 20 hours a week including some evenings and weekends.


Summary of Position:


To provide and ensure the continued connection between 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.



Community Liaison

Reports to

Project Coordinator

Employment Period

Through December 2015 – potential for additional funding to extend job term

Hours per week

20—some evenings and  weekends required

Positions Available


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).

Job summary

The two community liaisons will collaborate with the project coordinator and city officials to oversee and perform the outreach and enrollment activities of the E3 Health Initiative.  These persons will be housed at a location central to the target area, but will spend time in the Hattiesburg Public Schools (including P.A.C.E. Head Start classrooms), P.A.C.E. Head Start main offices, daycare centers, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative (SeMRHI) clinics, faith-based organizations, and in neighborhoods on specified enrollment days.

Summary of essential job functions:

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


  • Provide education to adults in the target area on health access opportunities related to Medicaid and CHIP qualification requirements and the enrollment and recertification process
  1. Attendance at a minimum of one community event in the target area per month to speak directly to families and distribute informational material for accessing and retaining health insurance in addition to providing health and wellness information
  2. Provision of information on use of the Medicaid website for enrollment in neighborhoods on a weekly basis
  3. Provision of one seminar a month at a faith-based organization on Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and qualification requirements
  4. Creation of 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 PACE Head Start, SeMRHI, faith-based organizations
  • Location identification for permanent enrollment kiosks
  • Community member one-on-one training on Medicaid/CHIP enrollment procedures
  • Advertisement of times and dates for neighborhood access to enrollment “hot spots” – visits to schools
  • Educational materials distributed by mail, face-to-face, and on enrollment days
  • Organizing and providing the “Steering a Healthier Course” kickoff and midpoint rallies
  1. Assist the Project Coordinator in survey distribution and collection at events for evaluation purposes.


Minimum requirements:

Experience with communities, health access, and/or underserved populations


Communication and presentation skills, ability to work on a team, self-motivated,


Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office, email


Fluency in Spanish *preferred, but not required


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


Posting Date:  05/05/2015


Crew Worker

Position: Crew Worker


Division: Water Billing Customer Accounts


Rate of Pay: $9.00/hr




Nature of Work: This is manual labor of a semi-skilled nature to install and maintain water mains and services, check for water leaks, turning on water service for new accounts, turning off water service for delinquent accounts, installs and removes water meters, locating water meters and service lines and retrieving meter information for the Water Billing Office or related work as required.  Work involves responsibility for answering emergency calls and customer complaints regarding leaks and breaks in water service.  The physical demands of the position may require walking, standing, lifting or reaching.  The working conditions required 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.



Desirable Qualifications: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. This position requires a valid Mississippi Driver’s License and it is required to be maintained while employed.  The position may require work after hours and on-call availability as needed.  All work is performed under the direct supervision of a Foreman.  Prior directly related experience is preferred.




Posting Date: May 5, 2015





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.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience is desired
  • Must have and maintain a valid commercial driver’s license.

Posting Date:  April 23, 2015



Lifeguard - Seasonal Part Time

Position:                      Lifeguard (Seasonal Part-time)


Department:                Parks and Recreation


Division:                      Sports and Programs


Rate of Pay:                $10.00/hr


Nature of Work:

The fundamental purpose of this position is to provide supervision and instruction of various age groups in swimming and for the safety of patrons in the swimming area.  Supervision is received from the Assistant Pool Manager or Pool Manager.


Examples of Work:

  • Teaches beginning and advanced classes in swimming;
  • Determines eligibility for and conducts competitive swimming;
  • Enforces pool rules and regulations for the safety and convenience of the public;
  • Performs rescue and CPR/First Aid;
  • Checks the proper maintenance of the equipment and sanitation of pools and bathhouse facilities;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;


Desirable Qualifications and Abilities:

Knowledge of principles and methods used in teaching of swimming; lifesaving methods used in teaching of swimming; lifesaving methods and procedures, including first aid and CPR; rules and regulations governing conduct of public at pools; swimming pool sanitary and chlorination systems; skill in the application of life saving techniques and swimming; ability to communicate orally in the English language in a one-on-one or group setting; react quickly and calmly in emergencies; lift arms above shoulder level; administer first aid and CPR; perform rescue actions; move objects in excess of 50 pounds long distances (greater than 20 feet)l firmly, but tactfully enforce rules and regulations; work cooperatively with other City staff and the public; work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others; work flexible hours to include evenings and weekends; some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work locations, assignment, or shift.




Acceptable Experience and Training:

Minimum of 17 years old, possession of Lifeguard Certification from an accredited training program, and a valid Driver’s License.


Posting Date: April 15, 2015




Position:                      Telecommunicator


Department:                Police


Division:                      Communications


Rate of Pay:                $10.00/hr


Nature of Work:  This is responsible technical operation work in the dispatching of emergency public safety mobile units.


Examples of Work:

  • Receives and screens calls for emergency services.
  • Dispatches police, fire or emergency medical units as needed to required locations.
  • Answers 911 emergency phone lines; consults city cross-reference directory to determine street locations; logs calls.
  • Monitors the location of field units.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Ability to accurately read and type 35+ words per minute on administered typing test.


Desirable Qualifications:  High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent and two (2) years experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be able to type 35+ words per minute accurately.  Data Entry background helpful.


Selected candidate will work 12 hour shifts rotating monthly from Days to Nights.


Posting Date: April 15, 2015


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