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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.




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 October 2015.  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.

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 October 2015.  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.

Title

Community Liaison

Reports to

Project Coordinator

Employment Period

Aug 2014-October 2015

Hours per week

20—some evenings and  weekends required  

Positions Available

Two

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
o 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
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 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
o 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:  07/28/2014

Community Development Specialist – E3 Health Access Program Coordinator

Position:         Community Development Specialist –
E3 Health Access Program Coordinator
Department:  Mayor & Administration
Rate of Pay:    $20.19/hr
Status:             This is a Temporary full-time Position, lasting for no more than 17 months.  The person hired in this position will receive full-time Benefits as other FT employees with the City of Hattiesburg and will work full-time hours.
Summary of Position:
This position coordinates the collaborative activities of community partners that are funded through an 18 month grant.  The overall goal of the grant is to increase enrollment and retention of Medicaid and the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  The position will be responsible for managing, implementing, and overseeing activities identified in the grant application.  Under supervision, the Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with the project’s advisory board to ensure maximum effectiveness of the program activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Implement and monitor Medicaid and CHIP outreach, enrollment, and retention activities including public events, neighborhood association meetings, and neighborhood enrollment days which will require working outside of normal business hours
• Responsible for collecting all identified data related to program activities and coordinating this information with the University responsible for program evaluation
• Responsible for providing assistance, troubleshooting, and acting as the liaison with program partners—Hattiesburg Public School District, P.A.C.E. Head Start, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative (SeMRHI), and Office of Medicaid
• Contribute to Advisory Board activities, including development of strategic plans, and participate in Advisory Board meetings
• Supervise the work of the Community Liaison**
• Investigate public health best practices and grant opportunities for program sustainability
• Identify ways in which existing local policies could be changed/adapted to more effectively improve health access
• Regularly meet individually 1:1 with stakeholders to ensure a continued connectivity between systems
• Solicit ongoing input from government officials
• Network with businesses, organizations, and institutions to promote the program in the  community
• Performs other duties as needed/assigned
Reporting/Supervision/Collaborative Relationships:
The person selected for this position will have office space and be supervised by the City of Hattiesburg.  This position will work collaboratively with other community stakeholders.
Working Conditions:
The majority of the time, work will be performed outside of a typical office environment and outside of typical office hours.  The program is designed to meet the community based on their identified needs.  This is a grant funded position which is of limited duration.  Grant expires December 2015.
Qualifications:
• Education:  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, or Counseling required.
• Experience: Three to five years’ experience in community development.  Previous work with city-wide or health care programs that provide services to underserved populations desired.  Basic computer skills:  e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, and email.
• Important Skills and Characteristics:  Bilingual in Spanish a plus.  High level of initiative and accountability.  Self-motivated, able to handle multiple tasks at one time with minimal supervision.  Understanding of community development, health disparities, and the ability to link with community members.  Efficient and effective in working with groups.  Able to travel independently within the city of Hattiesburg.
• Physical Requirements:  Requires valid vehicle operator’s license to perform duties of the position.
Posting Date:  07/28/2014

Position:         Community Development Specialist – E3 Health Access Program Coordinator

Department:  Mayor & Administration

Rate of Pay:    $20.19/hr  

Status:             This is a Temporary full-time Position, lasting for no more than 17 months.  The person hired in this position will receive full-time Benefits as other FT employees with the City of Hattiesburg and will work full-time hours.    

Summary of Position:
This position coordinates the collaborative activities of community partners that are funded through an 18 month grant.  The overall goal of the grant is to increase enrollment and retention of Medicaid and the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  The position will be responsible for managing, implementing, and overseeing activities identified in the grant application.  Under supervision, the Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with the project’s advisory board to ensure maximum effectiveness of the program activities.  

Duties and Responsibilities

• Implement and monitor Medicaid and CHIP outreach, enrollment, and retention activities including public events, neighborhood association meetings, and neighborhood enrollment days which will require working outside of normal business hours

• Responsible for collecting all identified data related to program activities and coordinating this information with the University responsible for program evaluation

• Responsible for providing assistance, troubleshooting, and acting as the liaison with program partners—Hattiesburg Public School District, P.A.C.E. Head Start, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative (SeMRHI), and Office of Medicaid

• Contribute to Advisory Board activities, including development of strategic plans, and participate in Advisory Board meetings

• Supervise the work of the Community Liaison**

• Investigate public health best practices and grant opportunities for program sustainability

• Identify ways in which existing local policies could be changed/adapted to more effectively improve health access

• Regularly meet individually 1:1 with stakeholders to ensure a continued connectivity between systems

• Solicit ongoing input from government officials• Network with businesses, organizations, and institutions to promote the program in the  community

 • Performs other duties as needed/assigned

Reporting/Supervision/Collaborative Relationships:
The person selected for this position will have office space and be supervised by the City of Hattiesburg.  This position will work collaboratively with other community stakeholders. 

Working Conditions:
The majority of the time, work will be performed outside of a typical office environment and outside of typical office hours.  The program is designed to meet the community based on their identified needs.  This is a grant funded position which is of limited duration.  Grant expires December 2015.  

Qualifications:

Education:  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, or Counseling required.  

Experience: Three to five years’ experience in community development.  Previous work with city-wide or health care programs that provide services to underserved populations desired.  Basic computer skills:  e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, and email.

Important Skills and Characteristics:  Bilingual in Spanish a plus.  High level of initiative and accountability.  Self-motivated, able to handle multiple tasks at one time with minimal supervision.  Understanding of community development, health disparities, and the ability to link with community members.  Efficient and effective in working with groups.  Able to travel independently within the city of Hattiesburg.

Physical Requirements:  Requires valid vehicle operator’s license to perform duties of the position.  

Posting Date:  07/28/2014


DIESEL MECHANIC

POSITION: DIESEL MECHANIC
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC WORKS
DIVISION: SHOP
RATE OF PAY: $15.00/HOUR DOE
SUMMARY:
The Diesel Mechanic is a full-time, permanent position in the Shop Division.   The person in this position is supervised on a daily basis and has no supervisory authority.  The Diesel Mechanic works regular hours with occasional overtime and evening work when the workload demands it.  There is no shift work involved with this position.  This person is always on call.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Maintain and repair the City’s heavy equipment
Perform maintenance and repairs on City vehicles and trucks
Complete maintenance and repairs on vehicle and truck engines
Assist with maintenance and repair of small equipment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Hydraulics systems on heavy equipment
Proper procedures for oil changes and tune-ups on various types of vehicles and equipment
Brake systems for vehicles and trucks
Maintenance and repair of heating/cooling systems, transmission systems, fuel systems
Repair and maintenance of light and heavy equipment
Repair and maintenance of both diesel and gasoline engines
Diagnose basic and more complex problems with vehicles, trucks, and light/heavy equipment
Proper disposal of oil, coolant and other automotive fluids
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:
Performs other related duties as required; after hours and weekend work required when assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for this position; additional vocational training in auto mechanics or a related field is preferred.  A valid class ‘A’ CDL MS driver’s license is required for this position.  Diesel Mechanic Certification is required for this position. At least 5 years of experience in this or a related field is strongly recommended for this position.
Posting Date:  July 14, 2014

POSITION: DIESEL MECHANIC

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC WORKS

DIVISION: SHOP

RATE OF PAY: $15.00/HOUR DOE

SUMMARY:     The Diesel Mechanic is a full-time, permanent position in the Shop Division.   The person in this position is supervised on a daily basis and has no supervisory authority.  The Diesel Mechanic works regular hours with occasional overtime and evening work when the workload demands it.  There is no shift work involved with this position.  This person is always on call.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Maintain and repair the City’s heavy equipment Perform maintenance and repairs on City vehicles and trucksComplete maintenance and repairs on vehicle and truck enginesAssist with maintenance and repair of small equipment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:Hydraulics systems on heavy equipmentProper procedures for oil changes and tune-ups on various types of vehicles and equipmentBrake systems for vehicles and trucksMaintenance and repair of heating/cooling systems, transmission systems, fuel systemsRepair and maintenance of light and heavy equipment Repair and maintenance of both diesel and gasoline enginesDiagnose basic and more complex problems with vehicles, trucks, and light/heavy equipmentProper disposal of oil, coolant and other automotive fluids

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:Performs other related duties as required; after hours and weekend work required when assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for this position; additional vocational training in auto mechanics or a related field is preferred.  A valid class ‘A’ CDL MS driver’s license is required for this position.  Diesel Mechanic Certification is required for this position. At least 5 years of experience in this or a related field is strongly recommended for this position.  

Posting Date:  July 14, 2014


Facility Maintenance Repairer

Position: Facility Maintenance Repairer
Department:   Public Services
Division: Traffic Control and Operations
Rate of Pay:   $10.00/hr
Physical Demands of Position:  Standing, manual dexterity, walking, climbing, lifting, reaching, use of hand tools.  After proper training, candidate must be able to tolerate heights in a bucket truck.
Working Conditions:  Inside and outside during any weather conditions.
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.  Assignment are usually received in the form of a request for service or given verbally over the radio.
Examples of Work:
• Paint markings on city streets.
• Install traffic signs.
• Help with installation of traffic signals.
• Performs related work as required.
Certificates/License:  Must have and maintain a valid Mississippi driver’s license.
Desirable Qualifications:  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 reflects job qualifications.
Posting Date:  07/08/14

Position: Facility Maintenance Repairer

Department:   Public Services  

Division: Traffic Control and Operations

Rate of Pay:   $10.00/hr

Physical Demands of Position:  Standing, manual dexterity, walking, climbing, lifting, reaching, use of hand tools.  After proper training, candidate must be able to tolerate heights in a bucket truck.

Working Conditions:  Inside and outside during any weather conditions. 

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.  Assignment are usually received in the form of a request for service or given verbally over the radio.

Examples of Work:

• Paint markings on city streets.

• Install traffic signs.

• Help with installation of traffic signals.

• Performs related work as required.

Certificates/License:  Must have and maintain a valid Mississippi driver’s license.  

Desirable Qualifications:  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 reflects job qualifications.

Posting Date:  07/08/14


Bus Driver

Position: Bus Driver
Department: Federal & State Programs
Division: Mass Transit
Rate of Pay: $10.50/hr
Nature of Work:  This is responsible skilled work in the operation of a municipal bus.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Mass Transit and subject to immediate supervision and inspection by the Director.  No supervisory work is involved.
Examples of Work:  Drives a municipal bus on a route with a fixed schedule for the purpose of safely transporting passengers.  Makes necessary records, including bus logs, and makes accident and other reports as required.  Turns in fare money at the end of shift.  Reports mechanical defects, road hazards, and other conditions affecting safe driving.  Performs related work as required.
Desirable Qualifications:  High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent plus one (1) year of related experience or any combination of education, training, and/or experience which reflect job qualifications.  Applicants must have a Class “B” commercial driver’s license with “P” endorsement.  Considerable knowledge in driving buses or heavy equipment.  Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations and of the precautions to be taken in avoiding accidents.  Ability to deal courteously with the public.
Posting Date:  June 23, 2014

Position: Bus Driver

Department: Federal & State Programs

Division: Mass Transit

Rate of Pay: $10.50/hr

Nature of Work:  This is responsible skilled work in the operation of a municipal bus.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Mass Transit and subject to immediate supervision and inspection by the Director.  No supervisory work is involved.

Examples of Work:  Drives a municipal bus on a route with a fixed schedule for the purpose of safely transporting passengers.  Makes necessary records, including bus logs, and makes accident and other reports as required.  Turns in fare money at the end of shift.  Reports mechanical defects, road hazards, and other conditions affecting safe driving.  Performs related work as required.

Desirable Qualifications:  High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent plus one (1) year of related experience or any combination of education, training, and/or experience which reflect job qualifications.  Applicants must have a Class “B” commercial driver’s license with “P” endorsement.  Considerable knowledge in driving buses or heavy equipment.  Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations and of the precautions to be taken in avoiding accidents.  Ability to deal courteously with the public.   

Posting Date:  June 23, 2014


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