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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.




Department of Federal & State Programs(Division Manager)

City of Hattiesburg – Job Description
Department of Federal & State Programs
(Division Manager)
POSITION: DIVISION MANAGER
DEPARTMENT: FEDERAL & STATE PROGRAMS
DIVISION: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
RATE OF PAY: $35,000 + (DOE)
NATURE OF WORK:
The Community Development Division Manager is responsible for the management, coordination, and administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Home Investment Partnership Program (Home) entitlement grant funds and other grants as assigned. The incumbent in this position will be assigned a variety of professional duties and will be involved in various community development projects.  The primary responsibility is oversight of the departmental accounting management activities related to federal, state and local programs operations and activities.   This work requires daily supervision and performance of technical accounting work, practices and procedures in the maintenance, analysis, review of proper fiscal accounting, budget transactions, data, and records.  The work is performed under the direction of the Federal and State Programs Director.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
• Management of the federal Integrated Disbursement and Information Systems (IDIS) for all HUD funded programs
• Prepare reports for CDBG, HOME and other housing/community development projects and programs; perform statistical research and analysis; develop and monitor contracts with other agencies and individuals
• Assist with preparing the Consolidated Plan, Action Plan, and other regulatory/planning documents necessary for division proficiency
• Evaluating and reporting on federal program operational performance that provides information vital to the department director and program managers
• Budget preparation, expenditure monitoring; data processing, project disbursements and financial reporting
• Ensuring compliance and consistency in accounting and fiscal procedures mandated by state, federal and local statues and regulations.
• Responsible for the supervision of division employees
• Facilitate public hearings and meetings; informs the public of available funds; advises the public of future activities, past accomplishments and changes in policies and regulations; responds to questions and inquiries both verbally and in writing
• Attends meetings, seminars, and workshops as required; assures that operations are in accordance with the latest directives
• Other duties as designated by the department director
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration, Community Planning, or closely related field with 3 yrs experience in Community Development or a combination of experience, education and training is desired.  Ability to administer grant funds; prepare clear and concise accounting and narrative reports, understand, interpret, explain and apply provisions of federal, state and local regulations and policies and procedures pertinent to accounting and fiscal operations, of the department of federal & state programs.
Be highly organized, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be familiar with federal and state programs.  Proficient in IDIS, AS 400, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Posting Date: 09-18-14

POSITION: DIVISION MANAGER

DEPARTMENT: FEDERAL & STATE PROGRAMS

DIVISION: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

RATE OF PAY: $35,000 + (DOE)
 

NATURE OF WORK:The Community Development Division Manager is responsible for the management, coordination, and administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Home Investment Partnership Program (Home) entitlement grant funds and other grants as assigned. The incumbent in this position will be assigned a variety of professional duties and will be involved in various community development projects.  The primary responsibility is oversight of the departmental accounting management activities related to federal, state and local programs operations and activities.   This work requires daily supervision and performance of technical accounting work, practices and procedures in the maintenance, analysis, review of proper fiscal accounting, budget transactions, data, and records.  The work is performed under the direction of the Federal and State Programs Director.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

• Management of the federal Integrated Disbursement and Information Systems (IDIS) for all HUD funded programs

• Prepare reports for CDBG, HOME and other housing/community development projects and programs; perform statistical research and analysis; develop and monitor contracts with other agencies and individuals

• Assist with preparing the Consolidated Plan, Action Plan, and other regulatory/planning documents necessary for division proficiency

• Evaluating and reporting on federal program operational performance that provides information vital to the department director and program managers

• Budget preparation, expenditure monitoring; data processing, project disbursements and financial reporting

• Ensuring compliance and consistency in accounting and fiscal procedures mandated by state, federal and local statues and regulations.

• Responsible for the supervision of division employees 

• Facilitate public hearings and meetings; informs the public of available funds; advises the public of future activities, past accomplishments and changes in policies and regulations; responds to questions and inquiries both verbally and in writing

 • Attends meetings, seminars, and workshops as required; assures that operations are in accordance with the latest directives 

• Other duties as designated by the department director

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration, Community Planning, or closely related field with 3 yrs experience in Community Development or a combination of experience, education and training is desired.  Ability to administer grant funds; prepare clear and concise accounting and narrative reports, understand, interpret, explain and apply provisions of federal, state and local regulations and policies and procedures pertinent to accounting and fiscal operations, of the department of federal & state programs.
Be highly organized, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be familiar with federal and state programs.  Proficient in IDIS, AS 400, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
 

Posting Date: 09-18-14


Police Department (Telecommunicator)

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.
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 30-40 words per minute accurately.  Data Entry background helpful.
Posted: September 18, 2014
Position: 271-20

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.

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 30-40 words per minute accurately.  Data Entry background helpful.

Posted: September 18, 2014

Position: 271-20


Internal Auditor

Position:   Internal Auditor
Department:   Mayor & Administration
Rate of Pay:   $16.82/hr + DOE
Major Responsibilities:
• Develop an internal audit program to test internal control and compliance processes used by the various departments within in the City
• Assess adequacy of control procedures currently in place; develop recommendations for and help implement improved internal control and documentation
• Tests and documents the existence of effective internal control procedures currently in place
• Establish and maintain open communication with management and communicates audit findings as appropriate
• Documents audit tests, results and audit findings
• Coordinates activities with the City’s independent auditor
• Other duties, as assigned
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, business or a related field
• 2-3 years internal audit and/or public accounting experience auditing governmental entities
• Knowledge of GASB requirements
• Knowledge of compliance for federal grants
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Posting Date:  August 13, 2014

Position:   Internal Auditor

Department:   Mayor & Administration

Rate of Pay:   $16.82/hr + DOE

Major Responsibilities:  

• Develop an internal audit program to test internal control and compliance processes used by the various departments within in the City

• Assess adequacy of control procedures currently in place; develop recommendations for and help implement improved internal control and documentation

• Tests and documents the existence of effective internal control procedures currently in place

• Establish and maintain open communication with management and communicates audit findings as appropriate

• Documents audit tests, results and audit findings

• Coordinates activities with the City’s independent auditor

• Other duties, as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, business or a related field

• 2-3 years internal audit and/or public accounting experience auditing governmental entities

• Knowledge of GASB requirements

• Knowledge of compliance for federal grants

• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Posting Date:  August 13, 2014


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


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:  08/01/2014

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:  08/01/2014


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