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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.

Mechanic - Mass Transit

Department:    Federal & State Programs


Division:          Mass Transit


Rate of Pay:    $11.50hr


Nature of Work:  Mechanic is a maintenance employee, who is capable of performing in a workmanlike manner in a reasonable length of time, with a minimum amount of supervision when necessary, any and all repairs, either major or minor, preventative maintenance, on such vehicles or equipment or units thereof, that are assigned to Hub City Transit Mass Transit Fleet. 


Examples of Work:  (Duties will vary by assignment)

With minimal supervision, perform all repairs and service such as but not limited to air conditioning and heating systems, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and minor body repair; perform safety inspections of vehicles; perform preventative maintenance on vehicles as scheduled; perform road/service calls and operate HCT fleet vehicles as necessary; abide by all established safety training, and quality assurance programs; request quotes and order fleet maintenance parts. There is exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials on a daily basis with cleaners and soaps used in a shop. Individuals holding this position may be required to perform “other related duties” as assigned by the Division Manager or Department Director.



Desirable Qualifications:  High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent plus two (2) year of related experience or any combination of education, training, and/or experience which reflect job qualifications.  Applicants must have a Class “B” CDL with an airbrake endorsement.  Must properly and safely use transit vehicles, forklift, hydraulic lifts, air ratchets, tow trucks, troubleshooting devices and other maintenance and repair machinery.  Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Must be able to maintain professional composure, confidentially; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions.  Physical demands involve standing, walking, bending/kneeling/lifting/climbing. 


Work Schedule:  This position may require flexible scheduling.  Schedule may vary to meet demands and hours of the operation of bus service, including overtime, split shift, holidays, weekends, nights, and irregular hours.    


Posting Date:  10/14/13


GIS Intern - Part Time

Status: Part time

Department: Federal/State Programs

Division: GIS

Rate of Pay: $9.00/hr

Nature of Work: To provide assistance to the GIS staff in maintaining database files, creating maps, completing data requests and GPS data collection. Other duties may include assisting in printing, copying hardcopies of City maps, researching and interfacing with other city employees and citizens.

Desirable Qualifications: The successful candidate will preferably have or will be enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's or graduate program in GIS Technologies, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Civil engineering or a related field. Candidates without a professional degree that have good GIS and programming experience are also encouraged to apply.


Must have hands-on experience with ESRI ArcGIS 9.0 or higher (ArcEditor or higher) products, with proficiencies in the use of MS office suite.


Spatial analyst, Network Analyst and GPS data collection experience is a plus.


Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of database servers (SQL, oracle etc) and programming experience.

Posting Date: 08/26/13

Crew Worker - Grounds I





RATE OF PAY: $9.00/hr



The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

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 and winter weather conditions. Maintains the lawn and grounds for various city-owned property; plants flowers, sod, grass, shrubs and trees; cuts the grass, pulls weeds, waters plants and grass, applies fertilizer and insecticide as directed; mulches trees and plants; edges around sidewalks; picks up paper/trash; repairs sprinkler heads, uses various equipment and tools such as lawnmower, weed eater, rake, shovels, and other related equipment for use in grounds care. Participates in ballfield maintenance on occasion.

Operates City-owned vehicles to include trucks, tractor, bobcat, pressure washer, blower, and other specialized vehicles in the daily performance of duties; adheres to all local, state and federal safety regulations.

Picks up trash and debris in buildings and on lawns and grounds; collects and removes recyclables and other items; empties trash containers and receptacles; removes and disposes of trash according to city policy.

Performs preventive and routine maintenance and service on vehicles and equipment; changes oil and filters, replaces parts and makes adjustments as necessary; removes and replaces shafts, blades, and other maintained mower parts; ensures proper working condition of all equipment; completes vehicle and equipment maintenance reports.

Cleans and maintains bathrooms at recreational facilities; cleans toilets, sinks, and other fixtures; mops and wax floors.

Cleans and maintains pools and fountains; applies chemicals as directed.


Performs other related duties as required; after hours and weekend work required when assigned.


High school diploma or GED; 2 months previous experience and/or training involving general grounds and building maintenance desired; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi driver’s license.

Posting Date: April 15, 2014

Facility Maintenance Repairer - Construction

Department:                Public Services


Division:                      Construction


Rate of Pay:                $10.00/hr


Nature of Work:          This is semi-skilled maintenance and repair work.  Will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of City properties.  Work may at times include painting, cement, electrical or landscape duties.  Work will consist of new construction and repair/maintenance of existing structures.  Work is supervised and reviewed by the maintenance supervisor for quality and actual work performed.


Examples of Work:  

  • Replaces broken windows. 
  • Repairs doors, floors, roofs, ceilings, locks, counters, windows, etc. 
  • Installs doors and hardware for door cabinets, etc. 
  • Paints walls, trim, cabinets, etc. 
  • Performs carpentry work. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Desirable Qualifications: 

·         High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. 

·         Ability to use hand tools, knowledge of work hazards, and safety precautions. 

·         Requires good communication skills, ability to follow instructions, and knowledge of carpentry procedures.

·         Must have a valid Mississippi Drivers License.


Posting Date:  October 15, 2012

Equipment Operator - Sewer

Department/Division: Water & Sewer/Sewer

Beginning Pay:   $10.00/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

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