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Thank you for your interest in employment.  Follow the steps below to apply for an open position.

Submit Application

  • Submit your application online or in HR using the City’s computer.
  • Your application will be processed and sent almost immediately to the department of the position you applied for.

Application Review

  • The department with the position you applied for will review ALL applications submitted.
  • If you are going to be selected for an interview the department will contact you usually with a week or so after the position is closed. 

Applying for More than One Position

  • You may apply for more than one position even if at different departments
  • To do so click on the “Add” button under the position on the application.
  • Your application will go to all of the departments you applied for.

Applications Remain on File for 6 months

  • If you are not selected for a position you applied for, you may continue to apply for other open positions by putting in a new application or calling HR at 601-545-4571 to request your previous application be moved to be considered for another position.
  • Applications remain on file for 6 months.

Applications for Police Officer or Fire Fighter

  • Applications for the above are only accepted during an active recruitment process.  Notice will be placed on this website when they are being accepted.
  • Once a recruitment period begins, all applicants must apply in person at the Human Resources Department.
  • Out of the area candidates may contact the Training Academy at 601-545-4650 for additional information and/or application.

 



Office Assistant

POSITION TITLE: OFFICE ASSISTANT

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: WATER & SEWER / WATER PLANT

BEGINNING PAY: $10.00/HR+DOE

NATURE OF WORK:

This is a secretarial and clerical position, which involves a wide variety of activities.  Positions in this class are characterized by the sensitivity of matters handled, the exercise of substantial discretion and judgment, emphasis in coordination, and follow up of activities and scheduling.  The position involves considerable contact with the public and the staffs of all other City departments.  Activities include skills in computers (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, City of Hattiesburg AS400 database), typing, filing, and the operation of office machines.  The position requires specialized high level technical clerical work and working with professionals.  Work is performed with initiative and independent judgment and is evaluated for adherence to instructions and established procedures.  A valid Mississippi Driver’s license is required to be maintained.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Relieves a superior of routine administrative details such as checking reports for accuracy and conformance to policies and standards
  • Updating materials for the Administrator’s final handling
  • Following up on citizens requests
  • Radio dispatch information
  • Maintains or directs the maintenance of complex files
  • Compiles and completes data for administrative and public reports, bulletins, questionnaires and other documents
  • Makes varied arithmetical computations on materials assembled
  • Performs clerical and fiscal operations unique to the Department
  • Types correspondence which includes confidential correspondence, invoices, statements, reports, investigations and/or copy, composes and types routine memos, letters, legal forms, notices and other material
  • Prepares items for Council Agenda
  • Enters information on computer using word processor and spreadsheet software
  • Composes on screen and prepares final reports and correspondence
  • Accesses computer files for specialized information
  • Searches complex files for source of information which includes purchasing and payroll functions
  • Answers the telephone, screens and refers callers
  • Answers various inquiries, processes claims, provides information on Departmental services and functions
  • Maintains appointment schedules
  • Orders office supplies
  • Opens mail and distributes accordingly
  • Performs duties unique to the Department that are not of a clerical nature
  • Performs related work as required

 

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school graduate or equivalent, considerable experience in responsible secretarial work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Posting Date:  May 27, 2015

 


Systems Technician

Position:  Systems Technician

Rate of Pay:  $13.96/hr

Department:  Administration

Division:  Information Systems

 

Characteristics of Work:

 

The position is responsible for the enhancement, implementation, and operation of citywide voice, video, and data communications networks (LANs, WANs, telephone systems).  Systems Technicians working in this position must use their knowledge and experience in networks to install, maintain and monitor citywide voice, video, or data systems integrating the assigned with other computing environments. Incumbents focus on the enhancement of network operations and on interfaces among mainframes, mini-computers, telephone systems, peripherals, distributed devices to improve efficiency and response time. They are able to identify and resolve all but the most complex and unusual operating problems with-in the assigned network and provide second-tier support to internal staff. Incumbents at this level work independently, or as part of a team.

 

Examples of work:

  • Implements citywide voice and data systems to meet the needs of clients and prepares specifications and plans for implementation of new or enhanced networks.
  • Designs, configures, and implements network hardware, software, ancillary services, and network communication gateways to other computing environments.
  • Monitors network performance and makes modifications to enhance operating efficiency.
  • Provides network help desk assistance to agency end-users.
  • Provides technical assistance to network operations.
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and resolves network operating problems with vendors and internal staff.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

 

Essential Job Functions, additional essential functions will be identified:

 

1. Implements network hardware and software.

2. Monitors network performance and makes modifications.

3. Provides technical assistance to operations staff.

4. Investigates, troubleshoots, and resolves network operating problems.

5. Additional job functions as identified.

 

Physical Requirements: May frequently exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and/or occasionally exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 50 pounds.

 

Experience/Educational Requirements: To be considered an eligible candidate, one of the following three education and experience combinations must be met:

 

Education and Experience Combination #1: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in computer science, data processing, business information systems, communications, or a related field; and, two (2) years of directly related experience.

 

OR

 

Education and Experience Combination #2: An Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in a Technical Program in an area of Information Technology; and, two (2) years of directly related experience.

 

OR

 

Education and Experience Combination #3: An Associate’s Degree from an accredited two-year college in computer science, data processing, business information systems, communications, or a related field; and, four (4) years of directly related experience.

 

Posting Date:  05/26/15


Crew Worker

Position: Crew Worker – FT

Department: Public Works

Rate of Pay: $9.00/hr


Nature of Work:

This is semi-skilled maintenance and repair work.  Will maintain and repair City streets, sidewalks, drainage ditches.

Examples or Work:

Maintain and Repair City Streets

  • Secure area to ensure safety of the public
  • Haul asphalt, dirt and gravel to appropriate locations as needed
  • Lay concrete to repair city streets and driveways
    • Fill potholes existing on City streets
    • Clear streets of debris and garbage
    • Replace sod when damage is done during construction

Maintain drainage ditches and right of ways

  • Lay pipes for drainage ditches
  • Clear debris from ditches
  • Mow-weed-eat and rake leaves around right of ways and other city streets

Daily maintenance of departmental vehicles

  • Perform preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment by checking tire pressures, oil and fluid levels and pressures before each run
  • Complete weekly schedule maintenance on trucks
  • Clean trucks at the end of each day

Performs other duties as directed.

De

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR                            Desirable Qualifications:

High school diploma or G.E.D equivalent.  Prior experience working with asphalt and concrete preferred.  Position requires heavy lifting, stooping, etc.  Will be working in extreme weather conditions.  Must have a valid Ms drivers license.  Must have good communication skills and have the ability to follow instructions.  Must be dependable.

Posting Date: May 18, 2015


Bus Driver

Position: Bus Driver

Department: Federal & State Programs

 

Division: Mass Transit

 

Rate of Pay: $13.00/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:  May 22, 2015


Crew Worker (Seasonal Part Time/Urban Youth Corp)

POSITION:                CREW WORKER (SEASONAL PART TIME/URBAN YOUTH CORP)

 

DEPARTMENT:        PARKS AND RECREATION

 

DIVISION:                RECREATION MAINTENANCE

 

RATE OF PAY:         $9.00/HR

 

NATURE OF WORK:

 

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 WEATHER CONDITIONS.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • CUT AND REMOVE LIMBS, BRUSH, WEEDS ETC.

 

  • PICK UP PAPER.

 

  • WEAR PROPER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT.

 

  • OPERATE WEED EATER AND BRUSH CUTTERS.

 

  • PERFORMS LANDSCAPE DUTIES SUCH AS MULCHING, PLANTING, MOWING

 

  • PERFORMS RELATED WORK AS REQUIRED.

 

  • CLEAN RESTROOMS

 

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES:

MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 17 YEARS OF AGE AND MAXIMUM OF 24 YEARS OLD.

 

MUST BE ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE

 

MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT AND CARRY A MAXIMUM OF 100LBS.

 

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK 40 HOURS PER WEEK MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND WEEKENDS AS ASSIGNED.

 

MUST POSSESS A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE

 

 

POSTING DATE:  05/07/2015

 


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