Employment

To apply:

Please complete an application online or by downloading the application. You can bring your completed application and resume to City Hall and drop it off at Utilities or you may send the application and resume via email to jobs@picayune.ms.us.     **Note, completing the online application eliminates the need to drop off or email your application.

The City Of Picayune is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Open Positions

PUBLIC WORKS – GROUNDS AND BEAUTIFICATION

Position: Landscape assistant – Part-time

Purpose: We are looking for a reliable, self-motivated, and independent person who has the initiative to do what it takes to get the job done.  Landscaping general – bushes, trees, weeding, mulch, blowing off common areas, etc.  Completing work orders or other tasks as assigned.  The Horticulture Assistant will help install small landscape plantings.  He or she will also help maintain existing gardens.  Maintenance duties will include weeding, watering, pruning, mulching, leaf/debris removal, and dead-heading with high attention to detail.

Supervision:  Works under the direct supervision of their supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities/Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull 50-75Ibs.
  • Must have the hand, arm, and wrist dexterity to utilize small equipment and tools (shovel, hoes, etc.).
  • Must be able to stand, bend, and kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in various working conditions (indoors, outdoors, heat, cold, etc.).
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with ADA disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, and kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in various working conditions (indoors, outdoors, heat, cold, etc.).

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:  Graduation from high school or GED equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public; Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; Ability to exercise a moderate amount of independent judgement.

Special Requirements:  MUST have Valid Driver’s License

Selection Guidelines:  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

PUBLIC WORKS – WATER

Position: Pipefitter I – Full Time 

Purpose: Operates a variety of equipment and trucks utilized in construction, maintenance and repair activities; Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of utilities. Works under the close supervision of a Crew Chief Supervisor, Superintendent.

Supervision: None generally. May exercise limited, technical supervision over lower level or part-time employees.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installation of Gas & Water lines.
  • Repairs & Replacement of Gas & Water
  • Backfill & Dress previous excavations as
  • Operates light to moderately heavy or complex equipment such as a dump truck, backhoe, frontend loader, etc.
  • May operate heavier or more complex machinery on a temporary
  • Services & makes minor repairs to equipment, & reports major maintenance or repair problems to Supervisors.
  • Performs duties of a general laborer in maintenance & construction work when not operating equipment, such as working w/concrete & asphalt.
  • Receives instruction from Supervisors concerning work to be performed & equipment to be
  • Prepares for work by servicing needed equipment w/water, oil, gas, & lubricating moving
  • Inspects visible working parts to observe wear & might be required to replace faulty parts to prevent breakdown. Inspects & repairs or replace equipment to see that hand tools such as shovels, fork, rakes, hose & other needed equipment so they are available for use in assigned
  • Operates trucks including loading, transporting & unloading various types of equipment, supplies, materials, and/or machinery.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety & security standards.
  • Performs required labor involved in construction & maintenance projects as part of a crew including pavement cutting, laying, ditch digging & backfilling.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:  Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent, and

  • Two (2) years of experience relating to construction, maintenance, or repair or
  • Any equivalent combination of education & experience, substituting 2 years of experience for each year of college or vo-tech level educaiton.
  • Assists in the analysis and improvement of assigned routes.
  • Serves as a member of various employee committees.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods & procedures used in maintenance, construction & repair activities.
  • Skill in operation of some of the listed tools & equipment;
  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to work safely;
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally & in writing; Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships w/employees, other departments & to the public;
  • Ability to exercise a moderate amount of independent.

Special Requirements: Employee may be on Emergency Call-Out Rotation when experience level has been

Tools and Equipment Used: Motorized vehicles & equipment, including dump truck, pick-up truck, utility truck, street roller, tamper, plate compactor, saws/ pumps, compressors, generators, common hand & power tools, shovels, wrenches, etc.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals w/ADA disabilities to perform the essential
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, fingers, to handle, feel or operate objects, to or controls & reach w/hands & The employee frequently is required to stand & talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; & smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift &/or move up to 25 pounds & occasionally lift &/or move up to 100 Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, & the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals w/ADA disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts & is frequently exposed to wet &/or humid conditions & vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places & is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment could be

Section Guidelines:

  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer & employee & is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer & requirements of the job change.

 

PARKS AND RECREREATION

Position: Parks Maintenance Worker I – Full Time 

Purpose:  Performs a variety of routine tasks in the maintenance and operation of park and recreation buildings, grounds, open spaces and parks.

Supervision:  Works under the immediate supervision of  Parks Maintenance Supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mows and maintains park and open space areas such as baseball, softball and soccer fields; mows weeds; cleans and maintains tennis courts and nets; maintains sprinkler system and assists in the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and heads.
  • Drags ball fields, lines fields for games.
  • inspects, washes and performs routine maintenance of park drinking fountains and restrooms.
  • Sweeps, washes, paints, and repairs or replaces park tables and slabs.
  • Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades work.
  • Performs routine maintenance on lawn and power equipment.
  • Plants lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  • Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and the pest and weed control of the city’s parks and open spaces.
  • Maintains and adjust specialized turf care equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, tractors, mowers, and irrigation systems.
  • Operates tractors, mowers, jack hammers, welders, trucks, steam cleaners, buffers, washers, and other equipment as needed.
  • Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building and grounds maintenance functions.
  • Performs custodial work such as required and assigned, including; Change light bulbs and fluorescent tubes, sweep floors, Vacuum carpets, mop, shampoo and steam. lean carpets, buff non-carpeted areas, dump garbage and reline cans with liners, clean and sanitize restrooms and replenish supplies, sweep, clean spills, clean drinking fountains, mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, light fixtures, etc, dust furniture, wash windows, walls, metal and woodwork, clean rain gutters, sweep roofs.
  • Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds, picks up litter from premises.
  • Opens and Closes facilities as needed.
  • Assists in setting up ad taking down equipment for various park and recreation programs, prepares facilities for park and recreation program use.
  • Installs and maintains goal posts and nets for sports facilities, including soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis and basketball.
  • Assists in the construction of new parks facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage and foundation work.
  • Keeps records of work completed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:  Any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to per-from the work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Some knowledge of equipment, materials, and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance.  Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.  Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.  Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.  Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing.  Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.  Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.  Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and the public

Special Requirements:  Valid state driver’s license with CDL endorsement, or ability to obtain one.

Tools: and Equipment Used:  City vehicles, lawn and landscaping equipment including tractors, mowers, chainsaw, edgers, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, irrigation systems, miscellaneous hand and power tools for turf maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, and cement finishing work, boiler, valves filtration devices, gauges, etc.  Janitorial equipment including floor buffers, steam cleaner, carpet cleaners, washers, vacuums, mops, brooms and dusting equipment.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Selection Guidelines: Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

For more information, please email jobs@picayune.ms.us.