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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.


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


Crew Worker








The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.


This is manual labor type work.  Incumbent will be exposed to various conditions associated with working manually in the outdoors and will be exposed to extreme summer and winter weather conditions.  Maintains the lawn and grounds for various city-owned property; plants flowers, sod, grass, shrubs and trees; cuts the grass, pulls weeds, waters plants and grass, applies fertilizer and insecticide as directed; mulches trees and plants; edges around sidewalks; picks up paper/trash; repairs sprinkler heads, uses various equipment and tools such as lawnmower, weed eater, rake, shovels, and other related equipment for use in grounds care.  Participates in ball field maintenance on occasion.


Operates City-owned vehicles to include trucks, tractor, bobcat, pressure washer, blower, and other specialized vehicles in the daily performance of duties; adheres to all local, state and federal safety regulations.


Picks up trash and debris in buildings and on lawns and grounds; collects and removes recyclables and other items; empties trash containers and receptacles; removes and disposes of trash according to city policy.


Performs preventive and routine maintenance and service on vehicles and equipment; changes oil and filters, replaces parts and makes adjustments as necessary; removes and replaces shafts, blades, and other maintained mower parts; ensures proper working condition of all equipment; completes vehicle and equipment maintenance reports.


Cleans and maintains bathrooms at recreational facilities; cleans toilets, sinks, and other fixtures; mops and wax floors.


Cleans and maintains pools and fountains; applies chemicals as directed.



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



High school diploma or GED; 2 months previous experience and/or training involving general grounds and building maintenance desired; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi driver’s license.



Posting Date: 04/06/2015





NATURE OF WORK: Provide maintenance and repair of equipment for the City of Hattiesburg’s Sewer, Sewer Lagoons and Water Plants.





  • Assist in the design, control, and maintenance of sewer rebuild lift stations.
  • Assist in all electrical repairs and constructions for the department.
  • Assist in the rebuilding of motor control centers and replacing starters.
  • Assist in checking main stations bi-weekly for any repairs that may be necessary.
  • Assist in maintaining and repairing electrical feeding to aerator in the lagoons.
  • Assist in maintaining appearance of grounds as needed.
  • Assist in repairing of sewer pumps, valves and electrical panels.
  • Assist in maintenance of chlorinator and dechlorinator at the south lagoon.
  • Perform other duties as directed.


DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent; applicant should have a basic knowledge of electricity and reading of schematics.  Incumbent is accountable for safety and legal issues related to the work for which position is responsible for.  Exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials including, but not limited to Chlorine, Sulphur Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, Ammonia and Methane on a weekly basis.  Knowledgeable of equipment, OSHA standards and regulations concerning employee safety.  Position involves lifting and climbing and working outside in all weather conditions.  Qualified applicants must have and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver’s license.


Posting Date:  04/09/2015

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