Employment

To apply:

Please complete the application found at this link. 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.

The City Of Picayune is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

AIRPORT

Position:         Airport Manager

General Purpose: Performs complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising airport activities, including maintenance, operation, planning and promotion of airport services, projects and programs.

Supervision: Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the City Manager.

Requirements: 

  • Prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; develops and maintains maintenance schedules and operating standards for aviation facilities, including aprons, taxi-ways, runways, beacons, and lighting systems.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures related to airport operations, safety and maintenance; drafts and revises airport policy and procedure manuals regarding emergency procedures, minimum safety standards and operating procedures.
  • Prepares and documents budget requests; administers adopted budget in assigned area of responsibility; prepares financial and statistical records and reports to reflect the status of airport operations and finances.
  • Shall be responsible for monthly inspection of Hanger lease contracts regarding validity and insurance.
  • Evaluates airport needs and formulates short and long-range plans to meet needs in all areas of responsibility, including maintenance, operations, safety, and promotions.
  • Evaluates issues and options regarding airport operations and makes recommendations.
  • Maintains regular contact with City, County, State, and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups, and the general public regarding airport activities and services.
  • Maintains cooperative relations with other governmental agencies in establishing and enforcing regulations governing the use of the airport; monitors inter-governmental actions affecting airport activities.
  • Supervises and monitors the use of airport facilities by tenants, concessionaires, and patrons, including ground operations, emergency operations, maintenance, and related activities.
  • Interprets flight safety and other flight and airport use regulations for the public; enforces airport regulations and assures compliance with a variety of local, State, and Federal laws and regulations related to airport operations.
  • Responsible for grounds and facilities maintenance; coordinates improvements or changes to facilities and equipment.
  • Inspects airport grounds, facilities, and equipment, and notes maintenance needs, safety hazards, and other problems; initiates corrective actions and follows-up as necessary.
  • Assesses a variety of emergencies requiring airport closure or altered operations such as extreme weather conditions, bomb threats, fire, crashes, or other emergencies; coordinates fire, crash, and rescue procedures.
  • Coordinates the development of airport leases and agreements, including those with private companies, commercial air carriers, and government agencies for the rental of airport facilities including hangers, building space, and airport services.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Peripheral Duties: 

  • Participates in the repair of airport buildings, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Serves as an airport security officer.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Considerable knowledge of airport operations, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
  • Skill in airport facility maintenance management.
  • Skill in public relations.
  • Skill in the use of the listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with tenants, other governmental agency representatives, public officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the operation and maintenance of an airport.
  • Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain a variety of airport-related data and information, and to prepare accurate and meaningful financial and statistical records and reports.

 Special Requirements: 

  • Must possess a valid State Driver’s license.
  • First Aid and CPR certification is preferred but not required.

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 essential functions.
  • Principal workstation is an office setting. Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of various airport facilities and maintenance. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office and maintenance equipment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to hear or talk. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms,  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting and moderate to noisy during field operations.

Selection Guidelines: 

  • Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; the job-related test 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 and the requirements of the job change.

PLANNING AND ZONING/CODE ENFORCEMENT

Position: Planning, Zoning, and Code Enforcement Director

General Purpose: Administers the operations of Planning & Zoning, Building Inspections, and Code Enforcement. Acts as the liaison to the City Manager to ensure the effective delivery of all services of the various divisions to all Customers of the City Of Picayune.

Supervision: Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the City Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: As an employee for this position, you may be called upon to do any or all of the following duties:

  • Establish Policies and procedures and procedures, interpret and enforce the zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, building code regulations, and Code Enforcement for the City of Picayune.
  • Supervision of all full-time and part-time staff for this department.
  • Manage and organize all activities relating to the department to ensure enforcement and adopted ordinances.
  • Oversee the development, and updating of the City’s Zoning Map.
  • Prepare, recommend, and draft revisions relevant to the ordinance.
  • Review petitions for annexation, zoning, plats, permits, business license, and golf cart permits.
  • Meet and coordinate staff meetings, customers request, site review committee, and Planning Commission to ensure the preparation and processing procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for preparing, managing, controlling, and reporting all financial transactions of this department. Monitor inner-departmental needs and ensures proper means for staff performance.
  • Report to the City Manager regarding the status of all development and construction activities within the City.
  • Supervise manage and prepare annual evaluations of all staff, assuring satisfactory work performance and their compliance with City policies and procedures.
  • Perform other and all tasks and duties assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Graduation or GED
  • At least one (1) year of experience in the related field of building, code, planning, ordinances, supervision of staff, operation of the department as to permitting, code enforcement, building codes, zoning, and land use.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Valid driver’s license.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USE:
Personal Computer, word processing and permitting software, motor vehicle, calculator, portable radio, phone, ladder, and tape measure.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job.
Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required for the inspection of various land use or construction sites.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use tools, and occasionally required to climb, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


Position: Chief Building Inspector/Code Enforcement

Purpose: Performs a variety of routine and complex technical work in building inspection work to ensure that the Southern Building Code, International Code Council and National Electrical Code and other related codes and standards are met. Performs a variety of routine and complex work in support of the City’s local Code Enforcement Program, monitors and enforces any and all Ordinances, Codes, Regulations related to Zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, and any other matters of public concern. And also serves as a resource and provides information on City Regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, general public and other City Departments.

Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Planning and Zoning Director.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assists in administering the permitting function, including application processing, fee assessments, and collection and permit issuance.
  • Enforces and insures that all plumbing, electrical and building codes and standards as per the Southern Building Code of 199, the National Electrical Code and other local codes and ordinances are met
  • Attends pre-construction meetings in order to explain inspection standards and procedures to architects, engineers, owners, contractors and developers
  • Issues stop work orders, correction work notices and citations.
  • Performs on-site inspections of plumbing systems. Performs plumbing and mechanical inspections of all plumbing fixtures examining for vent size, grade and size of pipe, and examines all joints for proper sealing to insure that there are no leaks, etc.
  • Performs water tests on all completed plumbing, examining for sealing and leakage
  • Maintains records of plumbing inspection activity, and completes related reports.
  • Performs on-site electrical inspections examining for electrical hookups, right size of panels, correct uses and sizes of wire, for correct number of circuits, for correct numbers and location of switches, etc. to insure that national codes are adhered to
  • Maintains records of electrical inspection activity, and completes related reports.
  • Performs on-site inspections of footings, foundations, framing, electrical hookups, plumbing, mechanical systems
  • Examines clearing, grading, filling and general framing and structure of buildings to insure that corners are tied in place, that trusses are tied down and set at proper distances, that floor joists are set at right distances and proper spans, and that bridging is put up and in place, and that the general quality and grade of lumber used in construction is standard.
  • Maintains records of building and inspection activity, and completes related reports.
  • Assists in researching and resolving problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction, electrical and plumbing code compliance
  • Interprets codes in the field. Authorizes acceptable alternative methods of code compliance within limits of authority
  • Investigates code compliance complaints; resolves or refers complaints to Mayor and Council for further compliance. Prepares all documents needed to declare property a public nuisance as required by State Legislature.
  • Issues certificates of occupancy as appropriated.
  • Supports Planning & Zoning Department with Ordinances and Site Review Committee.
  • Enforce Ordinance, which is the Cities Resort Ordinance, as to the Sale and Operation of Alcohol and Beer.
  • Perform a variety of field and office work in support of the City’s local Ordinances, Codes, Regulations related to Zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, and any other matters of public concern.
  • Receive and respond to citizen complaints, reports from other agencies and departments on alleged violations, conduct investigations and provide recommendations for resolutions.
  • Conduct field investigations, inspect properties for violations, attempt to make contact at the residence, business, or individuals to resolve violation; issue and post warning notices, corrective notices, orders to comply and any related documentation for any and all code violations; perform all follow-up functions to gain compliance including letters, inspections, calls, meeting and negotiations to ensure compliance with all codes, ordinances; issue parking citations and notices of violations as necessary.
  • Prepare evidence in support of legal actions taken by the City; appear in court as necessary or as required.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and files on all investigations, inspections, enforcement actions, and other job relative activities, which includes photographs.
  • Prepare a variety of written reports, memos, and correspondence related to any and all enforcement activities.
  • Patrol areas in a City Vehicle to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or ordinance violations.
  • Attend meetings and serve as a resource to other City Departments, the general public and other outside agencies.

 

Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A high school graduate or GED equivalent, and four (4) years of experience in general construction, electrical systems and plumbing systems, and/or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have valid Mississippi State Drivers License or ability to obtain.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of computers. Thorough knowledge of general construction codes, considerable knowledge in carpentry work, cement works, thorough knowledge of plumbing, mechanical, and fire protection systems, thorough knowledge of commercial and residential electrical systems.  Ability to work well with the public, employees and with local contractors, ability to read and understand complicated plans and blueprints.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

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: Work is performed mostly in office settings.  Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various construction sites.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate a computer and various pieces of office equipment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving or mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock. While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in the field.

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.

Performs a variety of routine and complex work in support of the City’s local Code Enforcement Program, monitors and enforces any and all Ordinances, Codes, Regulations related to Zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, and any other matters of public concern. And also serves as a resource and provides information on City Regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, general public and other City Departments.

The employee may be required to work weekends and/or nights in order to enforce the Cities Resort Ordinance as to Alcohol and Beer, Yard Sales, and Roadside sales of goods.