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All entries are listed in chronological order starting with the most recent.

Municipal Attorney - City of Magee

Posted:
February 26, 2024
Description:

The candidate under the direction of the Mayor, the Town Attorney is the legal adviser and attorney for all officials, officers, and departments of the Town and represents the Town in litigation. Work involves drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, policies and procedures, and contracts prior to consideration by the Board of Alderman to ensure compliance with state, federal, and local laws. Emphasis is placed on municipal law, civil code enforcement, land use, zoning, labor relations, and legislative interpretation. Duties include coordinating with outside counsel regarding litigation on behalf of the Town, researching/preparing oral and written legal opinions for the Board of Alderman, City Clerk, Department Heads, staff, committees, commissions and boards, and preparing town ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents involving the Town. The candidate reports to the Board of Alderman and provides legal counsel to the Mayor, the Board, Department Heads and staff. Candidate may provide coaching to improve staff performance and understanding/applying Town policies and procedures.

The candidate should be able to evaluate controversial situations and present options in a clear and concise fashion. It is essential the new Town Attorney holds a solid understanding of a broad array of legal matters related to labor and employee relations including union agreements, grievances, Skelly Hearings, land use and planning, water rights, public finance, personnel, public works, public contracts and bidding, as well as the drafting of ordinances and resolutions.

Contact:

Email city clerk Jon Styron at Jstyron@cityofmagee.com or call 601-849-3344 for applications. 

Maintenance Worker II - City of Gluckstadt (1)

Posted:
October 06, 2023
Description:

Job Title: Maintenance Worker II

Department: Street Department

Employment Status: Full Time

Reports To: Public Works Director

Salary: $14.00 to $17.00 per hour, plus benefits

 

This is an open position to be on a Street Department crew. Positions at this level are distinguished from other job classifications of this type by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Work in this class requires leadership and participation in a variety of maintenance work related to the assigned area. Assignments also may include the occasional operation of trucks and other automotive or construction equipment incidental to regular duties. Although some assignments may be carried out under general supervision of a crew leader who issues general or specific orders depending on the assignment. Work may be checked in progress or upon completion of the work.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING

DUTIES. ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY BE IDENTIFIED BY THE

CITY AND LISTED AS SUCH IN THE INCUMBENT'S PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL

ELEMENTS. VARIOUS TASKS MAY BE ASSIGNED UNDER EACH ESSENTIAL

FUNCTION. THOSE THAT ARE LISTED UNDER THE EXAMPLES OF WORK ARE NOT

ALL INCLUSIVE; THEY ARE EXAMPLES ONLY AND MAY BE AMENDED OR ADDED TO

AS NEEDED BY THE CITY OF GLUCKSTADT.

 

  1. Repair and Maintenance
  2. Testing Assistance

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK

 

  • Operation of motor vehicles
  • Operation of heavy equipment
  • Operation of equipment relative to grass cutting and tree trimming (Zero turn mowers, weed eaters, edgers, and chainsaws)
  • Securing and partitioning off work areas with traffic safety equipment
  • Flagging and directing traffic
  • Clearing of drainage areas of debris by use of machinery or by hand in some instances
  • Litter pick-up within road rights-of-way
  • Limb pick-up within subdivisions
  • Maintenance of roads (pothole patching, asphalt digouts, etc.)
  • Right of way sign maintenance
  • Cutting grass in the right of way
  • Cleaning of City streets, gutters, and alleyways along assigned routes
  • May, at times, be asked to work overtime or weekends due to projects extending beyond normal working hours and/or emergency conditions
  • Other various duties as requested
Contact:

Contact information:

E:mail: Info@Gluckstadt.net

Ph: 769-567-2306

Address: 343 Distribution Drive, Gluckstadt, MS 39110

Municipal Attorney - Town of Byhalia

Posted:
August 25, 2023
Description:

The candidate under the direction of the Mayor, the Town Attorney is the legal adviser and attorney for all officials, officers, and departments of the Town and represents the Town in litigation. Work involves drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, policies and procedures, and contracts prior to consideration by the Board of Alderman to ensure compliance with state, federal, and local laws. Emphasis is placed on municipal law, civil code enforcement, land use, zoning, labor relations, and legislative interpretation. Duties include coordinating with outside counsel regarding litigation on behalf of the Town, researching/preparing oral and written legal opinions for the Board of Alderman, City Clerk, Department Heads, staff, committees, commissions and boards, and preparing town ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents involving the Town. The candidate reports to the Board of Alderman and provides legal counsel to the Mayor, the Board, Department Heads and staff. Candidate may provide coaching to improve staff performance and understanding/applying Town policies and procedures.

The candidate should be able to evaluate controversial situations and present options in a clear and concise fashion. It is essential the new Town Attorney holds a solid understanding of a broad array of legal matters related to labor and employee relations including union agreements, grievances, Skelly Hearings, land use and planning, water rights, public finance, personnel, public works, public contracts and bidding, as well as the drafting of ordinances and resolutions.

Contact:

Lacey Elkins

Town of Byhalia

225 Hwy 309 S.

PH: 662-838-2135

FAX: 662-838-3709

Maintenance Worker, Senior - City of Meridian (1)

Posted:
July 17, 2023
Description:

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: Performs general carpentry work and building maintenance; maintains and repairs items as needed; cleans bathrooms and maintains supply inventory. Conducts maintenance and installation of recreational equipment for city-owned and operated facilities; installs and repairs playground equipment; resurfaces and repairs tennis courts; cleans swimming pools.  Maintains the lawn and grounds for various city-owned properties; cuts the grass, pulls weeds, waters plants and grass, picks up trash; uses various equipment and tools such as lawnmower, weed eater, rake, shovels and other related equipment for use in grounds care.  Performs general maintenance and cleaning; changes light bulbs and heating and air conditioning filters; paints structures and equipment.  Performs general street maintenance tasks; installs and/or repairs street signs and posts; places barricades at various locations; applies sand to oil spills on roadways.  Operates city-owned vehicles to include city truck, flocculator motor, generators, flocculators, pumps, pressure washer, tractor, riding lawnmower and other specialized vehicles in the daily performance of duties; adheres to all local, state and federal safety regulations; ensures compliance by coworkers and supervisors.  Maintains city-owned machinery and equipment at assigned location; cleans and replaces oil and filters.  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. 

 

Firefighter - City of Meridian

Posted:
March 15, 2023
Description:

Up to a maximum salary of $38,728.50

 

 

OPENING DATEMarch 15, 2023

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on March 15, 2024

 

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:  Responds to calls for fire suppression, protection and safety; secures fire hydrant for use in extinguishing fires; uses forcible entry to gain entry into structures; creates horizontal and vertical ventilation of heat and smoke from structures; gains entry into dangerous areas; pulls down ceilings and walls; extinguishes fire with water from charged hose lines; ensures the safety of the firefighter team at all times.  Conducts searches for victims in structures and at accident scenes; rescues victims and provides emergency medical assistance as necessary; administers first aid and CPR to sick/injured persons; assesses nature and extent of illness/injury; takes, records, and monitors patient's vital signs.  Performs salvage and overhaul of buildings and structures after fire has been extinguished; protects property and contents as much as possible; preserves fire scene and relating evidence for investigators and officers to use in determining fire cause.  Responds to automobile accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes and other vehicular accidents; uses hydraulic tools to extract and rescue victims from vehicle entrapments; provides emergency medical assistance when needed; maintains accident scene evidence for investigators and officers conducting analysis and investigation of accident scene; maintains confidentiality of all evidence.  Maintains fire engines/trucks and other emergency vehicles; performs regular tests and maintenance checks of vehicles at the beginning of each shift; performs safety checks and ensures engines are functioning properly; conducts inventory of supplies and equipment such as hoses, emergency medical and rescue equipment and other tools and equipment to ensure vehicle is fully prepared for emergency responses; washes trucks; refills water tanks regularly.  Communicates with supervisors, employees, dispatchers, other departments, law enforcement officials, hospital personnel, ambulance personnel, property owners/occupants, patients, family members, utility companies, civic organizations, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.  Mitigates spills and releases of hazardous materials; implements site safety and control plan; controls, contains and/or confines hazardous substances to prevent or alleviate public exposure to contaminants; maintains current knowledge of hazardous materials.  Operates, tests and inspects hoses, aerial ladders, hydrants, hand tools, emergency tools, equipment and personal protection gear; ensures all apparatus and tools are functioning properly; tests self-contained breathing apparatus regularly to ensure proper functioning; refills air bottles; tests hoses and nozzles for leakage; tests and maintains fire hydrants to ensure proper water pressure and control; cleans hydrants and paints as necessary.  Maintains physical fitness in order to properly respond to rescue calls; performs regular practice runs and trains to increase call response time; adheres to standard operating procedures and policies; maintains a pre-fire plan of operation at all times.  Maintains fire department inventory of supplies and tools; stocks station with cleaning supplies and other necessities; delivers supplies to stations as needed; orders new supplies to replenish inventory.  Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, fire/medical incident reports, maintenance records, pre-fire plan drawings, supply orders, or other documents; receives forms, reports, correspondence, orders, logs, schedules, medical records, pre-incident plans, maintenance records, drawings, maps, manuals, policies, procedures, reference materials, training materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.  Performs routine building and grounds maintenance; cuts grass and maintains

grounds; washes sidewalks and driveways; sweeps, mops and waxes engine bay and fire department sleeping and eating quarters.  Uses two-way radio to communicate with communications division, firefighters, medical personnel, supervisors and law enforcement.  Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (over 100 pounds).  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.                   

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: 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: 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: 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