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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Hattiesburg. There are several ways to apply for an open, posted position:

• Complete the Online Application Process here.

• 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

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.

 



Director of Administration/City Clerk

Position:               Director of Administration/City Clerk

Department:         Mayor & Administration

Salary:                  $67,000/yr + DOE

Purpose of Position - Oversee and direct all aspects of the Hattiesburg Administration Department, including planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the general operation of all executive departments

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend meetings of the City Council, its committees, advisory and administrative boards
  • Develop and coordinate the preparation of research information on municipal government operations and activities
  • Present operating information, administrative policies, and views related to various subjects
  • Participate in the analysis, preparation, and presentation of departmental budget requests
  • Review financial transactions for conformance with budget appropriations, observe and report unusual expenditures to Mayor and City Council
  • Coordinate activities with department heads concerning operating problems, plans and policy questions
  • Interpret city related policies
  • Advise and/or direct administrative and operating officials in the conduct of functional programs
  • Provide recommendations to the Mayor of administrative implications of proposed legislative and policy matters
  • Respond to news media inquiries and attend press conferences

Review organizational and procedural aspects of the various departmental programs

Approve and order improvements or prepare recommendations on major changes to facilitate improved economies or effectiveness

Act as City Administrator during the Mayor's absence or as delegated

Serve as primary liaison with the departments of public safety, public services, administration, community development and parks, recreation and community affairs

  • Provide legislative, policy, fiscal and other administrative assistance to the Mayor

Perform other duties as required


Job Context

The Director of Administration / City Clerk is a full-time, permanent position in the Administration Department. The immediate supervisor for the position is the Mayor. The person in this position is supervised on a less than weekly basis and is responsible for the direct supervision of the entire Administration Department. The Director of Administration / City Clerk works regular hours year-round, with frequent overtime when the workload demands it. There is frequent night work involved with the position due to City Council meetings and other city related functions. The person in this position is always on call for emergency situations. 90% of the work for this position is indoors; 10% of this work is outdoors and requires work done in all types of weather conditions. The position has accountability for monetary, fiscal, budgetary and safety and legal issues related to the work for which this position is responsible.

There is no exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials. A bachelor's degree in public administration or a related field is required for this position. At least ten years of experience in a supervisory municipal administration position or a related field is recommended. The stress level associated with this position is moderately high. Physical work involved with this position is minimal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Laws governing municipal government
  • Organizational structure, operating methods, and procedures of municipal government
  • Research methods and techniques as they apply to municipal government   operations
  • Responsibilities of a City Clerk as set by state law
  • Policies and procedures concerning purchasing
  • Property tax levies, assessments and distributions
  • Municipal election laws
  • State and federal audit guidelines
  • General departmental office procedures
  • Knowledge of property and owners in City and school district
  • Laws concerning worker's compensation
  • Proper grammar and use of English in speaking and writing
  • Computerized software, including word processing and spreadsheets
  • OSHA standards and regulations concerning employee safety
  • Federal and state statutes concerning the work of the department
  • Mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
  • General functions and operations of municipal government

Skills and Abilities:

  • Data entry skills
  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate a large organization involved in the full range of municipal government activities and services
  • Interpret administration policies accurately
  • Ability to analyze administrative operations accurately
  • Represent the City effectively and in a positive manner before the City Council, other governmental agencies and officials, and the general public
  • Accurate typing and data entry using a personal computer
  • Use various pieces of office equipment, including typewriters, photocopiers and facsimile machine
  • Use a multi-line telephone system to answer and transfer calls
  • Use a 10-key adding machine or calculator
  • Prioritize daily work flow
  • Work as a team member with other employees
  • Meet specified or required deadlines
  • Make decisions within specified time restraints
  • Communicate effectively with residents, elected officials, other City employees, etc., both oral and written
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work autonomously when necessary
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions
  • Deal with others in a professional manner
  • Maintain professional composure in heated situations
  • Develop, implement and follow departmental and City procedure

 

 

Applicants interested in applying online may go to www.hattiesburgms.com

 

 

Posting Date:  March 25, 2015


Warrant Officer

Position: Warrant Officer (seeking candidates for 2 positions)
Department: Municipal Court
Status: Part – Time – will work no more than 20 hours per week.
Rate of Pay: $15.00/hr
Summary of Positions Duties:
Duties include execution of Class “C” misdemeanor warrants, summons, or other process issued by Municipal Court.  Assist other jurisdictions with the execution of warrants within the City if needed.  Serve as Bailiff for the Municipal Court.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
• Warrant service;
• Bailiff procedures;
• City ordinances;
• Police communications;
• Laws of arrests, Mississippi Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedures;
• All other subordinate levels of law enforcement duties, responsibilities and procedures;
• Use and care of vehicles, firearms, and specialized equipment.
Skills and Abilities:
• Follow the policies and procedures of the City of Hattiesburg and the Municipal Court;
• Perform assigned duties with little or no supervision;
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, law enforcement agencies, judicial officials, and the general public;
• Understand and follow written and oral instruction, departmental policy, rules, regulations and laws;
• Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable course of action;
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
• Possess skills in the operation and maintenance of a number of office machines and equipment such as PC’s, copier, fax machine, calculator, etc.
• Ability to tolerate outside working conditions; and
• Ability to maintain appropriate necessary certifications and licenses applicable to job responsibilities, including a Valid Mississippi driver’s license.
• Must pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements to maintain Law Enforcement Certification in Mississippi.
Environmental Factors and Safety Hazards:
Work may be performed in a climate controlled office environment or out in hot/cold weather while serving warrants, summons.
Essential Duties:
• Will work outside of the office to serve warrants, summons, and other process papers for the City of Hattiesburg Municipal Court.
• Will serve as Court Bailiff when Municipal Court is in session maintaining decorum and security in the courtroom during court proceedings.
• Will perform other duties as directed by the Municipal Court Judge.
• Must notify the proper agency when serving warrants out of Hattiesburg City Limits.
Required Experience and Training:
• High School graduation, or equivalent;
• Graduation from a recognized police academy;
• Basic Law Enforcement certification license or ability to obtain license with a refresher course within established timeframe, plus a minimum of three (3) years prior experience as a law enforcement officer.
Posting Date:  August 12, 2014

Position: Warrant Officer (seeking candidates for 2 positions)Department: Municipal CourtStatus: Part – Time – will work no more than 20 hours per week.  

Rate of Pay: $15.00/hr

Summary of Positions Duties: Duties include execution of Class “C” misdemeanor warrants, summons, or other process issued by Municipal Court.  Assist other jurisdictions with the execution of warrants within the City if needed.  Serve as Bailiff for the Municipal Court. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: 

• Warrant service;

 • Bailiff procedures; 

• City ordinances;

 • Police communications; 

• Laws of arrests, Mississippi Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedures; 

• All other subordinate levels of law enforcement duties, responsibilities and procedures;

 • Use and care of vehicles, firearms, and specialized equipment.

Skills and Abilities:

 • Follow the policies and procedures of the City of Hattiesburg and the Municipal Court;

• Perform assigned duties with little or no supervision;

 • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, law enforcement agencies, judicial officials, and the general public;

 • Understand and follow written and oral instruction, departmental policy, rules, regulations and laws;

 • Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable course of action;

 • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; 

• Possess skills in the operation and maintenance of a number of office machines and equipment such as PC’s, copier, fax machine, calculator, etc.

• Ability to tolerate outside working conditions; and• Ability to maintain appropriate necessary certifications and licenses applicable to job responsibilities, including a Valid Mississippi driver’s license.

 • Must pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements to maintain Law Enforcement Certification in Mississippi.Environmental Factors and Safety Hazards: Work may be performed in a climate controlled office environment or out in hot/cold weather while serving warrants, summons.

Essential Duties

• Will work outside of the office to serve warrants, summons, and other process papers for the City of Hattiesburg Municipal Court. 

• Will serve as Court Bailiff when Municipal Court is in session maintaining decorum and security in the courtroom during court proceedings.

• Will perform other duties as directed by the Municipal Court Judge.

• Must notify the proper agency when serving warrants out of Hattiesburg City Limits.

Required Experience and Training:

• High School graduation, or equivalent;

• Graduation from a recognized police academy;

• Basic Law Enforcement certification license or ability to obtain license with a refresher course within established timeframe, plus a minimum of three (3) years prior experience as a law enforcement officer.

Posting Date:  August 12, 2014


APPLICATION PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Hattiesburg. There are several ways to apply for an open, posted position:

• Complete the Online Application Process here

• 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

 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.