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Police Officer - City of Meridian

Posted:
September 26, 2022
Description:

POLICE OFFICER (3084)

 

$36,400 beginning annual salary

 

OPENING DATE:  September 15, 2022

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on September 15, 2023

 

Pursuant to Article 5, Section 5.04, of the Civil Service Code of Rules and Regulations (attached), the Commission may reject, or cause to be rejected the application of any person for admission to a test, or may, after examination, decline to certify, or may remove from an eligible list, an applicant who is deemed disqualified.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Enforces all city and state codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security. Maintains visibility by patrolling assigned area, city streets, parks, neighborhoods, and businesses to ensure security; makes observations for prowlers, vagrants, suspicious persons, and other violators. Performs surveillance of various locations and of criminal suspects; collects and reviews data; develops trends and/or patterns pertaining to locations/suspects; files intelligence reports. Investigates reported crimes; interviews and obtains statements from victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants; processes crime scenes; gathers, prepares, and submits evidence to crime lab. Obtains and serves warrants; performs various search operations; locates missing persons. Determines probable cause to search and/or reasonable suspicion to detain suspects; pursues fleeing and subdues resisting suspects; affects arrests; processes and transports prisoners. Responds to emergency calls and calls for assistance; mediates disputes and advises suspects of rights. Assists fellow officers as requested/necessary on domestic and theft calls, executing warrants, serving subpoenas, and making traffic stops. Responds to accident calls; gathers information at the accident scene; investigates and reconstructs serious injury or fatal accidents; interviews victims and witnesses; investigates hit and run accidents; notifies relatives of victims as necessary. Performs functions at accidents, emergencies, fires, and disasters to include directing traffic, administering emergency medical aid, and managing dangerous situations; interacts with EMS teams. Establishes road blocks; administers field sobriety tests; identifies wanted persons/vehicles; impounds vehicles; assists stranded motorists; ensures roadways are clear of obstacles and hazards. Stops vehicles for traffic violations; issues traffic citations and warnings; utilizes radar/LIDAR speed monitoring equipment. Contacts command/supervisory personnel for emergency response and critical incident communications. Identifies illegal drugs and hazardous materials; maintains knowledge of prescription drugs. Enters/retrieves data to/from computer system including stolen property, arrest and wanted persons information, investigation data, and criminal/driving records checks; reviews crime statistics. Identifies, documents, and processes various components of crime scene; collects evidence; photographs/videotapes crime scene; processes scene for fingerprints; inspects records and documents to confirm identity of individual. Documents case information; assists in the prosecution of offenders; appears in court to present evidence and testimony. Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone or in person from merchants, community/civic organizations, the general public, employees, superiors, and other individuals. Exchanges information with dispatchers, attorneys, court personnel, medical examiner, fire and EMS personnel, medical professionals, and other departments and agencies; communicates effectively on law enforcement radio. Maintains current field and code manuals, policies and procedures, employee handbooks, various maps, and related material for reference and/or review. Attends shift meetings, seminars, and specialized/update training sessions as required to maintain knowledge of departmental and city operations, to promote improved job performance, and to maintain knowledge of changing policies, procedures, codes, and laws. Completes and prepares a variety of forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and various other documents associated with daily responsibilities of this position; maintains administrative records and files. Cooperates with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and their officers or representatives when activities are related to investigations within city jurisdiction. Performs special operations, investigations, and/or team activities such as special response team (SRT/SWAT), public housing, mounted, bike, traffic, DUI task force, negotiations, juvenile, vice, homicide, burglary and robbery, various type thefts and abuse, arson, bomb, warrants, gang unit, narcotics, DARE, field training, canine handling/training, teaching, and/or other duties as assigned. Assists with interdepartmental duties and city activities, including working within school zones, directing traffic, assisting in animal control, providing security at city social events and athletic activities, special escorts, crowd/riot control, or other special assignments. Performs special tasks such as taking photographs and fingerprints, receiving, issuing, and/or inventory control of supplies and/or equipment, and verifying and processing warrants, summons, and related paperwork. Receives money, operates cash register, and provides receipts; receives and processes applications for weapon permits. Maintains cleanliness of vehicle; refuels, checks fluids and tires, and requests service and/or repairs as needed; maintains weapons and equipment in functional and presentable condition. Attends community meetings and assists with community activities, programs, and crime prevention; promotes, coordinates, teaches, and/or participates in Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. Substitutes for co-workers in temporary absence of same; assists with overseeing activities of other police officers as assigned. Required to be on twenty-four-hour call and/or regularly work on various shifts, weekends, and/or holidays as deemed necessary. Performs other related duties as required.

Contact:

For Civil Service Application and further information contact:

Civil  Service  Commission
First  Floor
City  Hall
601 23rd Avenue
Meridian,  Mississippi,
or  telephone  601-485-1931. 

Director of Community Development - City of Brandon

Posted:
August 31, 2022
Description:

 

Job Title:              Director of Community Development

Department:         Community Development Department

Reports To:          Mayor

FLSA Status:        Exempt

 

SUMMARY:   Manage the community planning & development functions. Work Involves application of specialized knowledge & skills in planning the community’s development to include: comprehensive land use plan, inspection activities, code & ordinance enforcement, Individual Is accountable for results. Must interpret and enforce all building, zoning, sign, & other related ordinances & codes which impact the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens.

 

Work emphasis is on administration and management of City’s comprehensive plan and redevelopment plan, including enforcement and periodic review. Responsible for keeping citizens, Board of Aldermen, professional builders & Planning Commission adequately informed on building and zoning code & ordinance issues. Supervise technical & clerical personnel.

 

May handle a wide variety of situations & conflicts. Work involves making independent decisions within the framework of established procedures and guidelines. Decision-making opportunities increase proportionately with proven abilities.

Contact:

Applicants should submit applications to njobe@brandonms.org.  Applications can be found at www.brandonms.org.

Human Resources Business Partner - City of Moss Point

Posted:
August 24, 2022
Description:

POSITION:               Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

 

DEPARTMENT:      Office of Human Resources

 

LOCATION:             Moss Point City Hall, 4320 McInnis Avenue, Moss Point, MS 39563

 

HOURS:                     40 Hours per Week (M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm) *Saturdays occasionally

 

SALARY RANGE:  $40,000 - $47,000 Annual Salary

 

DUTIESUnder the general direction of the Human Resources Director The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) provides support for two or more functional areas and performs a variety of complex and difficult services to support the City’s human resources program in such areas as: recruitment and selection, benefits and compensation, employee relations, payroll and Civil Service Commission rules and regulations in accordance with any applicable employment laws and City of Moss Point policies and procedures.

 

Contact:

Veneice A. Barnett

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Phone:  228-475-0300, ext. 7032

Cell: 228-217-3688

Fax:  228-474-4521

Email:   veneice.barnett@cityofmosspoint.org

 

City of Moss Point
4320 McInnis Avenue

Moss Point, Mississippi 39563

www.cityofmosspoint.org

 

Fire Chief - City of Moss Point

Posted:
August 24, 2022
Description:

POSITION:                Fire Chief

 

DEPARTMENT:        Fire Department

 

LOCATION:              Moss Point Main Fire Station, 4200 Bellview Street, Moss Point, MS 39563

 

HOURS:                     40 Hours Per Week (M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm)

 

SALARY RANGE:     $67,500-$75,000 *Based on Experience

 

DUTIESThe Fire Chief is ultimately responsible for the protection of life and property within the City of Moss Point by coordinating and supervising the overall operations of the Moss Point Fire Department. This position performs a variety of technical, administrative, and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing, and implementing fire prevention, suppression, and emergency medical conditions. Individuals of this classification may also manage, and direct emergency operations related to emergency responses including but not limited to fire control, EMS, hazardous material incidents, rescue, special operations, and other service calls, as deemed necessary.

Contact:

Veneice A. Barnett

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Phone:  228-475-0300, ext. 7032

Cell: 228-217-3688

Fax:  228-474-4521

Email:   veneice.barnett@cityofmosspoint.org

 

City of Moss Point
4320 McInnis Avenue

Moss Point, Mississippi 39563

www.cityofmosspoint.org

Building Inspector - City of Meridian

Posted:
August 10, 2022
Description:

 

$26,680 beginning annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $52,700

 

OPENING DATE:  August 10, 2022

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on August 19, 2022

 

Pursuant to Article 5, Section 5.04, of the Civil Service Code of Rules and Regulations (attached), the Commission may reject, or cause to be rejected the application of any person for admission to a test, or may, after examination, decline to certify, or may remove from an eligible list, an applicant who is deemed disqualified. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Enforces the City of Meridian’s clean community ordinances, abandoned vehicles statutes and other laws and ordinances as required by position; uses City ordinance book and Comprehensive Clean Community manual to ensure proper enforcement of laws; hand delivers violation letters to owners; issues affidavits.  Investigates complaints received from the public and other individuals regarding derelict properties and/or abandoned vehicles; takes photographs of properties and vehicles; places citation and/or tag on abandoned vehicles.  Conducts titles searches for properties deemed derelict; determines legal ownership of property; processes citations for violators; notifies owners when applicable; maintains copies for departmental files.  Approves business licenses using subscribed City guidelines and laws; uses computerized hardware and software programs; checks maps and other reference materials for zoning areas and flood plains; prepares and/or writes building permits as approved.  Communicates with the general public, city personnel, outside agencies and other individuals in person and via telephone; answers questions regarding city ordinances and code enforcement; dispatches other inspectors to field locations via two-way radio communication.  Prepares work orders, project reports, vehicle maintenance summaries and various correspondence to include letters, memoranda, quarterly reports and other documents as required; reviews for accuracy and completeness; makes copies; submits for signature and/or approval as required; files for future reference.  Schedules property inspections and meetings; prepares items for agenda of City Council meetings; submits to City Council for approval.  Receives incoming telephone calls; answer questions and provides information; takes messages and/or routes calls to appropriate individual. Performs other related duties as required.

Contact:

For Civil Service Application and further information contact:

Civil  Service  Commission,  First  Floor,  City  Hall,  Meridian,  Mississippi, or  telephone  (601) 485-1931. 

Police Chief - City of Bay St Louis

Posted:
June 15, 2022
Description:

The City of Bay St Louis is seeking a strong leader with vested interest in the City of Bay St Louis to serve as Chief of Police. We are looking for a leader that has both clear understanding of the contemporary challenges in policing and strategies in finding solutions. Our goal is to find a candidate with a passion for community and an understanding of service.  The Bay St Louis Police Department provides police protection for the citizens of Bay St Louis. The department staffing budget is for 35 employees composed of 32 sworn officers and administrator and 3 civilian positions. The Police department has an operating budget of $2.5- million dollars.  The Chief position is appointed by the Mayor must be ratified by the City Council.

Contact:

Jamie Favre

PO Box 2550 (688 Highway 90)

Bay St Louis MS 39520

jfavre@baystlouis-ms.gov

ph 228-466-8951

Job Opportunity: City Planner - City of New Albany

Posted:
March 24, 2022
Description:

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The Planning Department formulates goals, plans, policies and ordinances that provide orderly growth and development for New Albany.  This is professional and administrative work in the administration of the Planning Division or specialized programs, projects and tasks in the Community Development Department. Work involves preparation of and review of complex studies and projects including the City's Comprehensive Plan, transportation planning, zoning, re-zoning, and annexation studies, subdivision of property and historic preservation, designs and projects.

The Planning Department works closely with the Building and Code Enforcement Department,      Preservation Commissions and Mayor and Board of Alderman by providing information to be used in their decision making process. All ordinances related to Planning, Historic Preservation, and Land Use falls under the scope of work for the Planning Department.

Contact:

Interested applicants can email their resume and contact information to:

 

Billye Jean Stroud

Director of Community Development and Main Street

135 East Bankhead Street

New Albany, MS  38652

billyejeanstroud@newalbanymainstreet.com

Job Opportunity: Assistant City Attorney - City of Gulfport

Posted:
February 01, 2022
Description:

Position Overview
Under general direction, performs a variety of legal duties supporting the City Attorney’s office including drafting resolutions, ordinances, contracts, leases, permits, and related documents, prepares for and participants in court hearings, arbitration and trials on behalf of the City; rendering legal opinions as well as serving as legal advisor to various department heads.

Contact:

Samantha S. Sherrill
HR Manager
City of Gulfport
1410 24th Ave.
Gulfport, MS  39501
Office: 228-868-5831 ext 6561
Fax: 228-868-5833

Job Opportunity: City Clerk - City of Poplarville

Posted:
January 03, 2022
Description:

This employee is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing all aspects of municipal financial management and administration.

  • Serves as chief financial advisor to Mayor and Board of Aldermen
  • Plans, organizes, and directs all operations of administrative department
  • Implements and formulates municipal finance policies
  • Serves as chief budget officer and enforces budget limitations
  • Manages debt services and transactions, bonds, grants and disbursing city funds
  • Prepares grant applications whenever possible
  • Supervises and conducts regular and special elections
  • Oversees all aspects of city owned property and inventory and manages fixed asset system
  • Supervises Deputy City Clerks/City Hall employees
  • Oversees operation of City Hall functions and assists with coordinating all special events (Such as parades, open house, etc.)
  • Attends all Board meetings and records all actions of the City Board
  • Properly records all actions of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen
  • Prepares financial statements for board, audits financial statements monthly and prepares budget amendments as needed
  • Prepares yearly budget with Mayor and Board of Aldermen
  • Assures proper cash flow
  • Reviews Payroll
  • Reviews accounts payable for processing
  • Tax Reconciliation
  • Administers all grants
Contact:

Application with cover letter and resume will be received until position is filled. The resume should include educational experience, computer skills and three references. Return all completed applications and resumes to City of Poplarville 200 Highway 26 East; Poplarville, MS 39470 Attn: Louise Smith, Mayor.

Job Opportunity: Chief of Police - Town of Shelby

Posted:
December 14, 2021
Description:

The town of Shelby is seeking a full-time chief of police. Successful applicants will assist keeping the community crime and violence free and will be dedicated to protecting the safety of the people and keeping law and order in the community. The position involves organizing and directing the activities of the police department. The chief reports to and consults with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen in determining plans and policies for the department’s operations. Experience is desirable but not mandatory.

Contact:

Mayor Dan Harris

Town of Shelby

P.O. Box 43

Shelby, MS 38774

Phone: 662-398-5156

Fax: 662-398-7878

Job Opportunity: Chief Financial Officer - City of Canton

Posted:
November 16, 2021
Description:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a full-time position in the City of Canton. The immediate supervisor for this position is the Mayor. This position requires high levels of competency in areas such as strategic management, municipal budgeting, accounting, and financial management in general.  In addition, this position makes various reports to the Board of Aldermen with respect to budgetary concerns.  The CFO works regular hours most of the time, with some flexibility when the workload demands it. There is night work on a regular basis, usually to attend meetings.  The position has accountability for monetary, fiscal, budgetary, and relevant legal issues, accordingly, a background check may be required.

Contact:

Shirley Henderson

Human Resources Director      

City of Canton

226 E Peace St. 

Canton, MS 39046

cantonhrd@gmail.com

(601) 859-4331 

(601)859-4379 Fax  

Job Opportunity: Crew Leader - Town of Summit

Posted:
November 16, 2021
Description:

The Crew Leader will lead employees in the field of operation and provide safe, efficient and economical operation of the necessary equipment used in the daily operations of the of the department.

Applicants can submit Resumes to summitcityof@bellsouth.net no later than December 6, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

Job Applications and full Job Descriptions are available at Town of Summit, MS Town Hall located at 706 West Railroad Avenue Summit, MS 39666.

Contact:

Latunja Lewis,

Town Clerk

(601) 276-9536

summitcityof@bellsouth.net

Job Opportunity: Backhoe Operator - Town of Summit

Posted:
November 16, 2021
Description:

The Backhoe Operator should be able to safely operate heavy equipment such as excavators, skid steers, directional drills, tractors, bulldozers etc. and perform other work when required.

Applicants can submit Resumes to summitcityof@bellsouth.net no later than December 6, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

Job Applications and full Job Descriptions are available at Town of Summit, MS Town Hall located at 706 West Railroad Avenue Summit, MS 39666.

Contact:

Latunja Lewis,

Town Clerk

(601) 276-9536

summitcityof@bellsouth.net

Job Opportunity: Information Systems Department Director - City of Olive Branch

Posted:
October 12, 2021
Description:

 

Provides strategic direction for and manages the operational support provided by the Information Systems Department to the City of Olive Branch.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Establish strategic direction of the department in supporting City operational requirements.

  • Conduct user requirements and business process analyses.
  • Conduct planning for program management of and installation of technology necessary to implement the IS and GIS strategic plan.
  • Prepare near-term, mid-term, and long-range plans for incremental implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Ensure technological operations and resources are cost-effective and consistent with the City operations and requirements.
  • Ensure optimum development, implementation, and maintenance of technological systems.
  • Monitor relevant cost-effective emerging technologies for potential application within systems supporting the City operations.
  • Project capital improvements necessary to maintain and improve technological support, consistent with the strategic plan and in collaboration with the supported City departments.

 

Ensure operational effectiveness of IS resources supporting City operations.

  • Establish an optimum balance of resources to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Establish policies and procedures for responsive and effective technological support.
  • Establish processes for continual monitoring of the operational status of system support.
  • Establish processes to ensure for disaster preparedness and recovery, consistent with the City disaster recovery plan.
  • Establish and administer a configuration management program to provide for a disciplined change control process.

 

Perform management duties.

  • Make recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Alderman regarding hiring of, termination of, disciplinary actions for, and other appropriate personnel actions for department employees.
  • Prepare annual staff appraisals, and periodically counsel staff members on performance, attendance, and other related issues.
  • Ensure necessary staffing to meet operational commitments, including the approval of overtime as required.
  • Conduct financial management of resources, including the definition, execution, and amendment of the departmental budget.
  • Assist other departments in defining and costing technological improvements, as well as defining capital expenditures.
  • Represent the City and Department, as required.

 

Participate in professional development and training as required.

  • Establish forums for information exchange between the user, community, and the IS Department.
  • Assist in the definition and selection of technical training requirements for the user community in the use of existing and projected technological systems.
  • Attend training in new technologies, as required.

 

Perform other Duties as Directed

Regular in Person Attendance

 

Contact:

Vicki Damron

Human Resource Director

City of Olive Branch

9200 Pigeon Roost Road

Olive Branch, MS

(662) 892-9258

vicki.damron@obms.us

Job Opportunity: Police Officers - Town of Shelby

Posted:
October 05, 2021
Description:

 

The town of Shelby is seeking full-time and part-time police officers. Successful applicants will assist keeping the community crime and violence free and will be dedicated to protecting the safety of the people and keeping law and order in the community. Applicants should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have a high level of physical fitness, and be at least 21 years old. Experience is desirable but not mandatory.

Contact:

Police Chief Pat Johnson

Town of Shelby

P.O. Box 43

shelby, MS 38774

Phone: 662-398-5156

Fax: 662-398-7878