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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 Engineering(Accountant)

DEPARTMENT: Accounting
RATE OF PAY: $35,000.00 + D.O.E.



To provide fiscal back-up for the division in the administration of a wide variety of projects, Federal and State grants, and other contracts; work is under general supervision, but employee must be able to work independently on daily duties with initiative, independent judgment and discretion in various administrative duties; incumbent may deal on a continuing basis with delicate or confidential matters; involves considerable contact with the public and the staff to all other City departments; the position is full-time and involves regular work hours year-round; the incumbent is accountable to the Engineering Director for fiscal and administrative issues related to consulting and construction projects for the City.

• Compiles, updates and maintains financial data for projects and reports
• Enforces standard operating procedures
• Reviews and oversees the administration of contract documents for construction and professional services
• Responsible for all financial procedure and records which includes preparing monthly reports, detailed financial reporting to Director and weekly report of projects
• Prepares and submits various management reports such as financial data in the form of spreadsheets on multiple projects for director
• Provide detailed financial reporting on grants to City, State and Federal Administrators
• Provides assistance in the preparation of fiscal year budgets and budget amendments
• Prepares payroll data and manages other personnel issues for the division
• Handles purchasing requisitions, purchase orders and files
• Preparation of council meeting agenda items
• Ability to work various computer software programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, AS400 and Legistar Systems
• Performs work as required


• This position requires a degree in Accounting or related field.
• Sufficient directly related experience working in government contracts/grants may be considered in lieu of education requirements.
• Applicant must have good communications skills for extensive contact with the public and staff of other City Departments for maintaining effective working relationships; positive and professional attitude; proficient with business English, spelling and arithmetic; ability to accept directions from Director; be able to make independent decisions in accordance with established City, State and Federal policies and laws.
• The stress level associated with this position is moderately high; the physical work required for this position involves lifting boxes occasionally.

POSTING DATE: November 14, 2014

E3 Health Initiative Community Liaison

Job Description

To provide and ensure the continued connection between Spanish speaking community members and administrative staff and agencies involved in the E3 (Educate, Enroll, and Empower) Health Initiative, an 18 month grant funded project. The job of the community liaison is to assist in improving communication and community participation in health access by providing information on services available to eligible students and families; offering enrollment opportunities for Medicaid/CHIP at various events and locations; and empowering families through enrollment and retention opportunities.

Title Community Liaison
Reports to Project Coordinator
Employment Period December 2014-December 2015
Hours per week 20—afternoon hours preferred; some evenings and weekends required
Positions Available One

Project Background
The E3 Health Initiative is an 18 month grant aimed at increasing enrollment and retention of Medicaid and the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Hattiesburg.

Job summary
The community liaison will collaborate with the project coordinator and city officials to oversee and perform the outreach and enrollment activities of the E3 Health Initiative. This person will be housed at a location central near City Hall, but will spend time in the community at partnered organizations and other community agencies.

In addition to collaborating on overall program goals and objectives, the community liaison will be asked to work specifically with the Spanish speaking community in Hattiesburg. This person will spearhead efforts to reach this population through education, empowerment, and enrollment.

Summary of essential job functions
All job functions will be carried under the supervision of the project coordinator.

• Provide education to adults and children in the target area on health access opportunities related to Medicaid and CHIP qualification requirements and the enrollment and recertification process
o Attendance of community and agency events to provide health information and Medicaid/CHIP enrollment opportunities.
o Provision of information on use of the Medicaid website for enrollment in neighborhoods on a weekly basis
o Provision of one seminar a month at a faith-based organization on Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and qualification requirements
o Assist in mobile "hot spots" several times per month
 Facilitate self-assistance for enrollment or recertification at scheduled school events, at scheduled enrollment days in neighborhoods, at Head Start, SeMRHI, and faith-based organizations
 Continued location identification for permanent enrollment kiosks
 Community member(s) one-on-one training on Medicaid/CHIP enrollment procedures
 Advertisement of times and dates for neighborhood access to enrollment "hot spots" and marketing of program to Spanish speaking community
 Educational materials distributed by mail, face-to-face, and on enrollment days
 Translation of marketing materials to better reach Spanish speaking community; as well as creation and development of those materials
 Organizing and providing the "Steering a Healthier Course" kickoff and midpoint rallies
o Assist the Project Coordinator in survey distribution and collection at events for evaluation purposes

Minimum requirements

Education: Preferred college graduate or college student in their Junior or Senior year. Will consider other educational backgrounds depending on work experience.
Fluency in Spanish required
Experience with communities, health access, and/or underserved populations. Will also consider persons with experience in public relations and/or marketing.
Communication and presentation skills, ability to work on a team, self-motivated; must be comfortable with public speaking
Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office, email
Valid driver's license
Due to the attendance at many community events and agencies around Hattiesburg, some amount of standing and minimal lifting will be required


Hattiesburg Fire Dept.
Hattiesburg Fire Department


The Hattiesburg Fire Department is seeking qualified persons to become Firefighters.

Interested applicants must:

• Be 18 Years of age or older
• Be a United States Citizen
• Be a high school graduate or GED
• Have no felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions.
• Possess a valid driver's license.
• Be a registered voter in current county/city of residence
• Reside within ten (10) miles of Hattiesburg city limits or
relocate within six (6) months of employment

Starting Salary:

Academy Recruit: $22,000.00
Certified after academy $27,600.00

Applications are being accepted from November 03, 2014 – January 05, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is to establish an eligibility list only.
Applicant must be present to fill out application.

Contact: City of Hattiesburg Human Resources Division at City Hall, 200 Forrest Street, Hattiesburg, MS.
Phone No. (601) 545-4571 between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm.

The City of Hattiesburg is an equal opportunity employer.

Posting Date: 10/31/2014

Bus Driver

Position: Bus Driver

Department: Federal & State Programs

Division: Mass Transit

Rate of Pay: $10.50/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: October 29, 2014

Crew Worker – FT

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.

Desirable Qualifications
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: October 11, 2013

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