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Application Process

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.




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:  June 23, 2014

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:  June 23, 2014


Engineering Technician

POSITION: Engineering Technician
DEPARTMENT: Public Services
DIVISION: Engineering
RATE OF PAY: $13.10/hr + Depending on Experience
NATURE OF WORK:
Ability to supervise; good communication skills; ability to use GPS survey instruments; knowledge of Engineering and GIS programs; knowledge of surveying practices and mathematical skills; knowledge of trigonometry; computer literate; knowledge of materials, methods and maintenance of construction in Public Services.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
• Surveying using GPS equipment
• Integrating GPS data into GIS programs
• Inspection of projects during construction
• Read and interpret plans and specifications
• Mathematical calculations
• Prepares filed notes for maps and drawings
• Familiar with various computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word
• Conducts field surveys and corrections of city maps
• Familiar with inventory control
• Acts as liaison between office and field
• Maintains files
• Performs other duties as assigned
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma/G.E.D. and five years GPS surveying experience required; Certificate in GPS/GIS Operation or Bachelor’s Degree in related field desirable.
POSTING DATE:  06/19/2014

POSITION: Engineering Technician

DEPARTMENT: Public Services

DIVISION: Engineering

RATE OF PAY: $13.10/hr + Depending on Experience

NATURE OF WORK: Ability to supervise; good communication skills; ability to use GPS survey instruments; knowledge of Engineering and GIS programs; knowledge of surveying practices and mathematical skills; knowledge of trigonometry; computer literate; knowledge of materials, methods and maintenance of construction in Public Services.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
• Surveying using GPS equipment

• Integrating GPS data into GIS programs

• Inspection of projects during construction

• Read and interpret plans and specifications

• Mathematical calculations

• Prepares filed notes for maps and drawings

• Familiar with various computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word

• Conducts field surveys and corrections of city maps

• Familiar with inventory control

• Acts as liaison between office and field• Maintains files

• Performs other duties as assigned

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma/G.E.D. and five years GPS surveying experience required; Certificate in GPS/GIS Operation or Bachelor’s Degree in related field desirable.

POSTING DATE:  06/19/2014


Crew Foreman - Streets

Department:                Public Works

 

Division:                      Streets

 

Rate of Pay:                $11.00/hr

 

Nature of Work: 

 

This is a skilled position in which the candidate will work to maintain and repair City streets, sidewalks, and drainage ditches.  The Crew Foreman will supervise on a daily basis between four and seven full-time employees.  The Crew Foreman works regular hours year round with occasional overtime when the workload demands it; and occasional night work but no shift work is required.  The person in this position is on call only in the event of a storm or other emergency.  100% of work required is outdoors in all weather conditions.  This position has accountability for safety and legal issues related to the work for which the position is responsible.  The Crew Foreman is exposed to chemical and/or hazardous materials on a daily basis.

 

Examples of Work:

 

Supervises subordinate personnel

 

Manage personnel on job siteAssign crews their daily projects

 

Fill out accident reports for work related injuries

 

Conduct safety meetings

 

Verify that property lines are accurate before beginning a project

 

Ensure safety of the public

 

Operate Departmental equipment to dig ditches, holes, and transport asphalt and sand

 

Use proper patching material to maintain streets, including concrete and cold patch

 

Oversee various parts of resurfacing projects, as directed

 

Lay pipe for drainage ditches

 

Clear debris from ditches

 

Fit pipes together using couplings, bolts and/or plastic ties

 

Remove excess silt, grass and debris between culverts

 

Assist with determining which ditches need repair

 

Provide daily maintenance of departmental vehicles

 

Desirable Qualifications  

 A High School diploma or GED, or better is required.  This position requires the person to have the skills necessary for proper use of assigned equipment.  Candidate must possess good oral, written and mathematical skills.  Candidate must be a skilled truck driver and heavy equipment operator.  Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with residents, elected officials and other City employees.  Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

  

Posting Date:  April 7, 2014

 

 


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




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