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

City of Pascagoula - Community Relations Director

Posted:
January 19, 2023
Description:

This position is responsible for researching, developing, and disseminating information and materials that promote the City’s programs and services to internal and external audiences as part of the City’s marketing efforts in accordance with all applicable laws and City of Pascagoula policies and procedures.   

Contact:

Main Street Director - City of Quitman

Posted:
January 13, 2023
Description:

Main Street Director:  This is a part-time position with the City of Quitman at a pay rate of

$15.00 per hour with a maximum of 20 hours allowed per week.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Main Street Director coordinates activities within a downtown or commercial district revitalization program that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for downtown economic development. This position is responsible for the development, conduct, execution, and documentation of the Main Street program. The program director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities and volunteers, as well as representing the community at all times. In addition, the program director should help guide the organization as its objectives evolve.

Contact:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:

Mayor’s Office/ Steve Watkins, Mayor

Via Electronic Mail: stevewatkins@ci.quitman.ms.us

-  or -

United States Mail: City of Quitman, 101 East Church Street, P.O. Box 16, Quitman, MS 39355

City Clerk - City of Morton

Posted:
December 19, 2022
Description:

Position Function:

The purpose of this position is to prepare, record, and maintain all official actions of the City of Morton.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities as City Clerk:

  • Maintains fiscal accounts
  • Processes all accounts payable and accounts receivable invoices
  • Runs all monthly, quarterly, and annual municipal financial reports
  • Accepts and processes Privilege Licenses payments
  • Calculates Privilege License taxes for reports
  • Maintains records for municipal events including Morton Day
  • Works with the Auditor for yearly Municipal audit
  • Tax Collection
  • Deposits all payments to the City
  • Assists the Mayor and Board of Aldermen
  • Assists with preparation of the municipal budgets.
  • Records ordinances and resolutions
  • Prepares municipal agendas
    • Records meeting minutes
  • Prepares legal advertisements
  • Serves as the official registrar of the city
  • Serves as official notary public
  • Keeps official seal of the city
  • Human resources responsibilities for the city
    • Prepares City payroll for all employees except the municipal utility
  • Documents law enforcement personnel certifications and trainings
  • Registers municipal employees for training, conferences, etc.
    • Fills out travel forms for employee travel reimbursement, per diem,etc.
  • Cemetery plot sales
  • Performs receptionist and customer service duties
  • Supervises and conducts regular and special elections
  • Maintain confidentiality

 

 

 

 

Contact:

Applications are available on The City of Morton’s web site and at Morton City Hall.

Application with cover letter and resume will be received until position is filled. The resume should include educational experience, computer skills and three references. While this notice points out skill requirements, etc., it does not define every aspect of the job. The candidate may be asked to perform other duties as directed.

 

Contact:

Interested Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Mayor’s office/ Gerald Keeton, Sr.  Mayor

Via Electronic Mail  geraldk7333@att.net

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. 

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. 

Utility Worker - City of Meridian

Posted:
November 16, 2022
Description:

$18,720 beginning annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $30,294.50

 

 

OPENING DATE:  Nov. 9, 2022

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on Nov. 9, 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:  Maintains water and sewer meters; turns water meters on an off as required; raises and lowers meter boxes; repairs existing and/or replaces lids and meters as necessary; removes dirt, water, insects, amphibians and debris from boxes; uses pad locks and meter locks to secure meters when needed.  Operates various equipment, tools and vehicles used in the installation and/or repair of sewer and water lines such as city truck, fork lift, back hoe, cement mixer, smoke machine, hydraulic hammer, tapping machine, dirt packer and other machinery as needed; follows all safety guidelines and regulations to ensure safe and efficient operation of machinery.  Prepares for sewer and water tapping.  Preforms road and street maintenance such as asphalt paving, repairing holes in streets and roadways, installing and/or repairing manholes and caskets, and installing and/or repairing fire hydrants.  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. 

                    

Maintenance Worker, Senior - City of Meridian

Posted:
November 16, 2022
Description:

$18,720 beginning annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $34,899.50

 

OPENING DATE:  November 9, 2022

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on November 9, 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: 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. 

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

Maintenance Worker - City of Meridian

Posted:
November 16, 2022
Description:

$18,720 beginning annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $33,199

 

OPENING DATE:  Nov. 9, 2022

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on Nov. 9, 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: Removes water and sludge from tanks via pumps and other equipment; cleans and maintains tanks, channels, digestors and other containers and equipment; extracts sand from grit tanks; disposes of refuse and sludge according to specified guidelines; collects water samples from the water treatment tanks for laboratory examination. Maintains the lawn and grounds for various city-owned property; cuts the grass, pulls weeds, waters plants and grass, applies fertilizer and insecticide, picks up trash and performs other functions to keep grounds neat and healthy; uses various equipment and tools such as lawnmower, weed eater, rake, shovels and other related equipment for use in grounds care. Washes walls and floors with power washer; sweeps floors, sidewalks and stairs; removes dirt and debris; mops and disinfects floors, tiles, and sidewalks; strips and removes old wax and applies new wax as needed; buffs and polishes floors. Maintains specified route(s) for water meter maintenance; lifts meter box lids; replaces lids correctly; removes dirt, water, insects, amphibians and debris from boxes; digs meter boxes out when necessary. Performs general street maintenance tasks; levels gravel and asphalt; installs street signs and posts; places barricades at various locations; cleans up after vehicular accidents and removes road debris; mixes paint for signs and road work; completes work orders; maintains supplies and equipment. Maintains sludge press machines and other equipment and supplies; ensures machines and equipment are clean and functioning properly; washes in and around equipment and buildings after each use. Performs general maintenance and cleaning; changes light bulbs; paints structures and equipment; picks up trash and debris in and around buildings and grounds; empties trash containers and receptacles; removes and disposes of trash according to city policy. Assists plant operators and other personnel as required during daily assignments. 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: 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: 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