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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.
Office Manager - Land Code
Department: Urban Development
Division: Building – Land Development
Rate of Pay: $12.50/hr + DOE
Nature of Work: Oversee and manage busy office staff and office operations related to the Building-Land Development Division, which is responsible for regulating Building Construction, Contractor Licensing, Land Development, Zoning and Property Maintenance. Manage and train staff to perform detailed and skilled clerical work in preparing and maintaining all files pertaining to the Building-Land Development Division; including, but not limited to supervising detailed data-base entry, obtaining tax map parcel numbers, zoning, flood and historical district information, as to Zoning and Flood ordinances. Manager should be able to work independently on daily duties, with initiative, independent judgment and discretion. Great Customer Service and Public Relations skills are a must.
Examples of Work:
Oversee processing of building permit applications, maintain files utilizing tax, zoning, historic and flood maps; the ability to utilize tax maps and the portions of the City Ordinance, and state law which apply to the areas of work assigned;
Oversee staff and inspector schedules, dispatches (utilizing two-way radio system), building inspections, multiple phone lines, and a steady flow of walk-in customers;
Oversee up-to-date databases/information concerning contractor roster, scheduling contractor board meeting and archiving meeting minutes;
Oversee weekly and monthly building permit reports, and monthly billing of contractors;
Oversee inventory of office supplies and equipment;
Oversee division budget and generate purchase orders;
Oversee any other duties, as designated by the Land Code Administrator or the Director of Urban Development.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
Minimum 3 years of experience in personnel management and training. Prefer minimum Two-Year Associates Degree in related field. Excellent Public Relations skills. Be proficient in and capable of training personnel in numerous advanced computer and technological applications (such as Microsoft Work, Excel, Powerpoint, Wordperfect, Municipal Software – Legistar, Energov, AS400); effective communicator, both in writing and orally. Positive and professional attitude.
Posting Date: June 3, 2013
Crew Supervisor/Traffic Signal Tech
Department: Traffic Control and Operations
Division: Public Services
Rate of Pay: $14.00/hr + DOE
Nature of Work: This is a skilled position in which the candidate will learn the additional skills necessary to install, repair, and maintain traffic signals. Work involves extensive pole, aerial, and electrical knowledge. Must possess computer knowledge and supervisory skills.
Install poles, span wire, signal heads, loop detectors, electrical cable, conduit, and controller cabinets.
Change bulbs in traffic signal heads.
Repair damaged heads, wires, cables, cabinets, and all other devices necessary for traffic signal operation.
Respond to trouble calls at night and on weekends (after training period is complete).
Supervisor capabilities over signal and sign crews.
The candidate will learn the street marking section and the traffic sign section of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Supervise and assist in the signage and stripping of City streets.
Performs other work as directed.
Physical Demands of Position: Standing, Manual Dexterity, Walking, Climbing, Lifting, Reaching, use of hand tools after proper training. Must be able to tolerate heights working in a bucket truck.
Working Conditions: Will work both inside and outside in varying and extreme weather conditions.
Certificates/License: Must have and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License. Once employed, candidate must complete at least one I.M.A. certification training per year until he/she obtains a Level 2 certification in both Signs/Markings and Traffic Signals.
Education: Education: High School diploma or G.E.D. Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and/or Electronics Technology.
Work Experience: Four (4) years work experience in Electrical/Electronics field.
Alternative to Minimum Qualifications: Applicant may substitute four (4) years work experience in related field, along with a two (2) year Junior College degree if he/she demonstrates extensive knowledge in Electrical/Electronics field.
Operating Engineer - Water Plant
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: WATER & SEWER / WATER PLANT
BEGINNING PAY: $9.50/HOUR
NATURE OF WORK: This is manual labor of a semi-skilled nature to operate water treatment plants or related work as required. The position requires an initial on the job training period for operating the two major potable water treatment plants. After successful completion of the training period, the employee will be assigned as Relief Operator. The plants require personnel onsite at all times. The Relief Operator must be available to work all shifts. The Relief Operator is on-call to take any shift necessary when the Shift Operator in unavailable. The Relief Operator is required to perform plant maintenance, grounds maintenance, remote water distribution sites and other duties as required.
The Operator is responsible for performing chemical tests, monitoring water distribution, maintenance records and public interaction. The chemicals involved may be of a physically and environmentally hazardous nature. Maintenance includes but is not limited to mowing, weed-eating, gathering and disposing of trash, water sampling and hydrant flushing. Public involvement includes but is not limited to answering telephones, dispatching work crews and recording customer concerns.
The physical demands of the position may require walking, standing, lifting or reaching. The working conditions require 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. A valid Mississippi Driver’s license is required to be maintained.
EDUCATION: HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR G.E.D.
EXPERIENCE (CERTIFICATES/LICENSE): EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
Posting Date: 05/30/13
Equipment Operator - Sewer
Department/Division: Water & Sewer/Sewer
Beginning Pay: $9.50/hr
Nature of Work: This is a semi-skilled position for the operation of light to medium automotive equipment. The work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of pickup trucks, medium sized dump trucks, light tractors and/or similar automotive equipment. Manual labor with sewer repair crews is required to install and maintain sewer lines or related work as required. Work involves the performance of manual task requiring limited skills or special knowledge acquired through work experience.
The physical demands of the position may require walking, standing, lifting or reaching. The working conditions require outside labor in all weather conditions. Assignments may frequently include the use of standard or specialized hand tools, power operated equipment or other devices. A valid Mississippi Commercial Driver’s license of Class B or greater is required to be maintained. The position requires after hours and on-call availability as needed. The position requires Hepatitis B vaccination.
Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Experience/Certificates/Licensure: Experience preferred.
Posting Date: June 11, 2013
Equipment Operator - Public Svcs
Department: Public Services
Examples of Work:
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