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2024 Tishomingo County Job Fair – MDES

January 25, 2024

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Iuka Fairgrounds Building
108 County Road 187
Iuka, MS


Free admission for applicants. To pre-register as a job seeker, click here. Be sure to print and bring the registration with you to the job fair. Dress for success, bring your resume, and be prepared for on-site interviews. Contact your local WIN Job Center for resume help. For WIN Job Center locations, click here.

Employers, to register your business to attend, click here. If you do not see the event listed, please contact us. 

Gas Operator for City of Bay Springs


The City of Bay Springs is currently taking applications for a full time Natural Gas Operator.

A valid Driver’s License is required.

Normal operating days and hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and being available for call out work (nights, weekends and holidays) when needed.

Job duties include: Natural Gas Distribution knowledge and experience in gas measurement, gas meter and regulator sizing, cathodic protection, gas odorization, leak investigation, repair and general maintenance of a natural gas distribution system. Must have ability to schedule work and document all necessary paperwork associated with the system.

Must be OQ111 B31Q qualified, or the ability to become qualified from six (6) months of hire date.

Successful completion of a probationary period will be required to attain regular employment, after which time the applicant will be eligible for group medical, dental and life insurance, participation in a state retirement plan, and a tax-deferred savings plan. The pay scale is set by the Board of Aldermen and will be commensurate with ability.

Interested persons can complete an application at Bay Springs City Hall during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., email a resume’ to, or mail resume’ to City of Bay Springs, Attn: City Clerk, Post Office Box 307, Bay Springs, MS 39422. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

The City of Bay Springs is an equal opportunity employer.

Directory at West Jackson County Utility District



JOB TITLE: Director


The Director shall administer, manage and direct the affairs and business of the District, subject to policies, control and direction of the Board of Commissioners in accordance with federal, state and local standards and regulations, and in a matter which protects and preserves public health and the environment.

I. Primary Duties

  • Ensure compliance with District ordinances and policies and all State and Federal laws.
  • Manage safe and efficient operations of the District to ensure a sustainable enterprise.
  • Manage the financial affairs of the District to ensure a sustainable enterprise.
  • Each fiscal year prepares annual budget to ensure adequate funding for operations, capital improvements, repairs and maintenance.
  • Annually, present budget to the Board for review and approval.
  • Manage budget expenditures to ensure sufficiency of funds.
  • Capital planning including implementation and updates to a capital improvement plan
  • Prepare complex reports, studies and correspondence for the expansion and improvement of water and wastewater facilities and systems. Implement appropriate corrective action.
  • Develop, recommend, implement, and update District ordinances and policies which benefit and protect the District and its customers.
  • Ensures customer complaints and inquiries are resolved quickly and effectively.
  • Recommends and implements programs for enhancing the public image of the District.
  • Represent the District before public meetings and groups.
  • Represent the District in matters involving Federal, State and Local agencies.
  • Represent WJCUD in regard to customer claims and insurance claims adjusters.
  • Responsible for annual employee evaluations.
  • Develop and update the District’s Emergency Response Plan and, in case of emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.), implement and manage the District emergency response plan.
  • Annually update the District’s security self-assessment plan.
  • Coordinate legal matters with the Board Attorney.
  • Report, when necessary, to Board of Commissioners

II.  Supplemental Duties

  • Develop, recommend, implement and update standard operating procedures to economize operations, repairs and maintenance of facilities.
  • Solicit equipment and construction bids in accordance with state and federal procurement guidelines.
  • Coordinate and attends bid openings.
  • Evaluate all bids and engineer’s recommendations for construction contracts.
  • Supervise the review of plans and specifications proposed for new developments in the District.
  • Ensure proper and accurate metering of customer accounts.
  • Conduct studies and oversee the implementation of mandated environmental reports such as water audits, leak detection, backflow cross connection and water quality reports.
  • Ensure proper and accurate reporting of sanitary sewer overflows.
  • Ensure vendor accounts are properly established and maintained.
  • Ensure “on call” schedules for maintenance are adequately manned.


  1. Knowledge of all phases of managing water production, storage, treatment, and transmission; and wastewater collection to include expansion of systems, permitting, repair, maintenance, and
  2. Knowledge of state and federal regulatory standards and rules and regulations pertaining to permitting, operating and maintaining water and wastewater
  3. Knowledge and familiarity of water & sewer infrastructure grant funding and loan opportunities.
  4. Knowledge of management practices and techniques to achieve cost savings and to maximize production and efficiency of personnel and
  5. Knowledge of systems and facilities repair and construction
  6. Knowledge of safety practices.
  7. Proficient in MS Office applications with extensive experience with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  8. Skill in maximizing personnel and equipment
  9. Skill in communicating with others, both orally and in writing. Skill in short-term and long- range utilities planning.
  10. Ability to quickly organize and manage personnel and equipment resources in all
  11. Ability to work independently and to use good judgment in all
  12. Ability to interact with city employees, elected officials, the news media, and the
  13. Ability to motivate employees to optimize safety and
  14. Ability to identify equipment and personnel problems and to implement appropriate corrective action quickly and efficiently.
  15. Ability to read, understand and comprehend complex engineering drawings, plans and specifications.
  16. Ability to develop written standard operating procedures and
  17. Ability to make management decisions quickly, appropriately and
  18. Ability to use a computer, calculator, copier and
  19. Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  20. Must be able to attend and successfully complete supervision skills enhancement.
  21. Must be available to respond to the maintenance and operations emergencies at any time.
  22. Must be clean and neat in appearance and present a positive image to customers.
  23. Must be able to communicate effectively, one-on-one, with customers.
  24. Must be insurable on WJCUD’s auto insurance policy.
  25. Maintain a phone for emergency contact.
  26. Must have ability to be bonded.

REPORTS: Board of Commissioners

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering, or a Business or Public Administration.   A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of a water/wastewater utility including a minimum of seven (7) years of supervisory experience. Professional Engineer (PE) licensure preferred, but not required.

ADA Compliance:

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to use both hands and all fingers for climbing, walking, bending and crawling. Driving and the operation of a vehicle to provide transportation between job sites is a requirement.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to community both orally and in writing. Good near vision in both eyes and the ability to hear clearly without a hearing aid is necessary at the plants.

Environmental Conditions:   Essential functions are performed inside and alone.

Marginal/Secondary Job Functions:

-Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Board of Commissioners.

“West Jackson County Utility District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.” In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer

*Please submit resumes to

O&M Technician I needed for Veolia in Laurel, MS

O&M Technician I

Laurel, MS, USA


Job Description


Veolia’s comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. 

Position Purpose: 

O&M Technician I is an entry level position. Must be capable of being trained for performing various general labor activities that include the operation; maintenance of various equipment at different facilities.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as needed and as assigned.
  • Carries out the position responsibilities in accordance with OSHA and company safety policies and procedures.



  • 1-3 years Vocational education in related field preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • A combination of education and on-the-job skills in the right environment may be considered or equivalent experience related to water/wastewater operation and maintenance or related fields.
  • Maintenance experience is preferred but not required.


  • Good working knowledge of basic hand and power tools.
  • Capable of being trained to perform regular checks of equipment conditions, noting deficiencies and following maintenance procedures. Notifies supervisor of needed maintenance.
  • Communicate effectively written and oral methods with co-workers, supervisor, managers, and others when necessary.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

  • Must have valid Mississippi driver’s license (CDL preferred).

Physical Requirements:

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 talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb stairs or ladders; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to distinguish color, close vision and distance vision.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Wastewater Utility Worker needed for Canton Municipal Utilities in Canton, MS



 Job Title:              Wastewater Utility Worker

Closing Date:        August 28 – September 12, 2023

Salary:                  Depending On Experience

Job Type:             Full-Time

Location:              Canton Municipal Utilities, Canton, MS

Under the general supervision, the Wastewater Utility Worker will perform a variety of semi-skilled and manual tasks in the operation and maintenance of sanitary sewer and storm drain systems and operate a variety of light construction equipment and wastewater system equipment.  This is a physically demanding position, the person must be able to take directions well, possess excellent customer service skills, utilize safety practices and has a great understanding of teamwork.  This is an entry level position.  Work is predominately outdoors and in all weather conditions.


The duties listed below 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 class.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Drives a dump truck hauling dirt or waste material.

·        Operates an excavator and backhoe in working with crews carrying out maintenance and repair work on streets, water lines, and storm and sanitary sewers; hauls asphalt, pipe tools and similar material; transports personnel and materials to and from work sites; picks up supplies and runs various errands.

·        Complete necessary maintenance records on equipment operated.

·        Performs routine and corrective maintenance of wastewater systems (sewer lines, sewer pipes, and sewer pumps) and storm drains.

·        Installs, removes, replaces, maintains and repairs system components in in conjunction with regulatory requirements and departmental guidelines.

·        Assists in cleaning, inspecting and repairing sewer mains, treatment facilities and lift stations.

·        Perform confined space entry duties, such as entering confined spaces

·        Cleans bar-screens, weirs, digesters, pumps, tools, and other stationary and portable equipment.

·        Answers emergency calls from the public taking appropriate action such as jetting sewer services and sewer main repairs.

·        Performs routine inspection of equipment, major and minor maintenance and lubrication of machinery such as changing oil or greasing equipment.

·        Spread sand, gravel, dirt and/or waste products, digs and refills ditches and trenches.

·        Carries or holds materials, supplies and tools to assist operations and maintenance personnel.

·        Basic understanding of problem solving and conflict management technique.

·        Read and interpret sewer system and drainage system maps.

·        Confers with customers regarding service problems and reports feedback to supervisor.

·        Operate vehicles and powered industrial trucks.

·        Organizes tools, equipment and supplies necessary to complete assignments.

·        Inspects, cleans and maintains equipment and tools in safe operating order.

·        Performs routine inspections of assigned areas to detect any necessary repairs or hazardous conditions.

·        Maintains safety regulations including wearing appropriate clothing, erecting proper barricades and signage and using proper equipment and tools.

·        Cross train in both the Water and Wastewater Departments.

·        Performs other duties required.

  Working Environment:

·        Outdoors in varying weather conditions.  Frequent exposure to noise, heat, dust, and/or potentially hazardous conditions (damp, dark, dusty, dirty and/or acrid).  Must regularly lift, move, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend over and crawl.

·        Operating burning and welding equipment; using a respirator; using fecal testing; and operating and maintaining color coded equipment.

·        May be exposed to moving traffic, hazardous chemicals, fumes, heights, trenches, air and water borne pathogens, body fluids, infectious diseases, rodents and insects.

·        Working in confined spaces.

·        May be required to work weekends, nights and holidays; on call duty after normal business hours is required.

·        Must be willing and able to work overtime as required.

·        Required to be On Call Duty rotation and respond to emergency calls 24/7. Must be able to arrive in the service area within 30 minutes.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

·        Some of the physical activities performed are: climbing and descending ladders and stairways; standing for long periods of time; walking to and from repair sites; bending, crouching and kneeling; erecting and working on scaffolds; lifting and carrying heavy equipment.

·        Must be able to lift 100 pounds.

·        Must be able to perform any physical laboring tasks related to sewer maintenance, repair and construction work.

·        Frequently sitting while operating equipment that produces bumping, jarring and vibration.

·        Constant use of both hands/arms in gripping, grasping and reaching while operating equipment.

·        Ability to bend/twist at waist and neck while operating equipment and frequently bend at waist and knees getting in and out of equipment.

·        Occasional standing and frequent walking over uneven terrain and muddy surfaces.

·        Must possess good vision in near and mid-range and for categories with good peripheral vision.

·        Must be capable of climbing onto equipment, performing minor maintenance on equipment which can result in awkward position or cramped quarters.

·        Will be shoveling loose material frequently.

·        Constant awareness to work surroundings for other moving equipment and individuals.

Equipment Used:

·        Power and hand tools

·        Mini excavator, backhoe, trucks, tractors, trailers and dump trucks

 Education & Experience:

 ·        High school diploma or GED equivalent

·        Three years of satisfactory experience of the following:  wastewater utilities, industrial construction activities; residential or industrial plumbing; or the operation or repair of wastewater treatment plants or associated facilities (Note:  handyman and janitorial experience is not acceptable)

·        Valid MS driver’s license with good record

·        Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preferred

·        Familiarity with hand and power tools

·        Must be able to read and write

·        Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of vehicles, equipment, machinery and/or pumps

·        Must be able to pass drug test, and criminal background check


  • Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume’ to:

ATTN:  Director, Human Resources-CMU

127 West Peace Street

Canton, MS  39046

            Email To: 

  • Cover letters and resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement or September 12, 2023.




This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed for individuals with this job title.  However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the position.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


P. O. BOX 114   127 WEST PEACE STREET            CANTON, MISSISSIPPI  39046 (601) 859-2921

MsRWA Job Opening – Apprentice Program Manager

Job Announcement Date: August 17, 2023

Job Announcement Closure Date: August 25, 2023 (with reservation to close prior to without further notice)

Position Title:  Apprentice Program Manager

Location:  Pearl, Mississippi (Mississippi At-Large)

Hours:   Full Time Position 

 Job Description:

The Apprentice Program Manager will oversee the apprenticeship program and will spend 100% of their time ensuring training courses and material utilized meet acceptable criteria for standardized training materials; provided specialized training, workshops, exams, certificates and certifications as needed, provided standardized record-keeping templates for database platforms to uniformly administer the program; provide technical assistance on program administration and operations, including accepting and review of applications to the program, determining acceptable selection procedures that are in accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity hiring practices, or establishing a record-keeping system capable of validating the quality and effectiveness of the training program; accept and respond to inquiries from prospective apprenticeship applicants and affiliate members concerning registration processes; assists and advise local sponsors for maintaining “good faith efforts” and ensure all participation is documented; disseminate apprenticeship opening announcements throughout the year; maintain a composite record of all registered apprentices in the MsRWA Apprenticeship Program to include completion and cancellation rates, diversity utilization in the programs, and statistical norms for wages and benefits nationwide; ensure related instruction and on the-the job-learning requirements are continuously updated with technology and industry practices; assist in developing AR/VR modules; observing training; assist in developing narratives, transfer knowledge from operator to developer; and provide feedback to AR/VR developer to better training process.

Reports to:  Kirby Mayfield, CEO

Salary:  Negotiable based upon training and experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or  ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must meet faculty qualification as identified by Mississippi Rural Water Association and have knowledge and experience in the field assigned.


The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) and Mississippi Rural Water Affiliates (MSRWA) has identified Registered Apprenticeship as the training model for Water and Wastewater System Operations Specialists and has dedicated time and resources to develop an efficient training program so apprentices can, through a systematic program of related instruction and on-the-job learning, become well-qualified.  Apprenticeship Training Coordinators/Program Managers carry out the day-to-day operations of these registered apprenticeship programs which include:

  • Following the Registered Apprenticeship Standards of Procedure, Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), Qualifications & Selection Procedures and all related documents.
  • Serving as a liaison to all parties involved in registered apprenticeship (employers, mentors, instructors, apprentices) communicating all aspects of registered apprenticeship in a way that each participant understands their role.
  • To maintain a thorough understanding of apprenticeship requirements.
  • Recruit and promote the State Rural Water Association (SRWA) apprenticeship program to potential participation employers, primacy agencies, community organizations, and applicants.
  • Monitoring the training needs of the participating employer and map out learning and development plans for apprentices, analyzing their training progress.
  • Ensure implementation of Standards of Apprenticeship by all participating employers and delivery of program activities including the on-the-job training and the related instruction.
  • Research opportunities for enhanced career pathways based on updated workforce planning.
  • Use the NRWA Apprenticeship Tracking System for all applicants, apprentices, mentors, and instructors and update all records keeping in a timely manner.
  • Track and monitor all apprentice OJT hours, mentor evaluations, wage progression and RTI through the NRWA ATS keeping all invested parties aware of progression.
  • Stay apprised of any changes in DOL or State Registration Agency regulation or policies that pertain to registered apprenticeship.
  • Handle all aspects of Registered Apprenticeship Quality Assurance Assessments and Compliance Reviews conducted by the Regulatory Agency.
  • Develop partnerships with Veterans Education Accreditation Agencies, Workforce Services, and community-based organizations, seeking to create a diverse workforce, especially in accordance with the identified written Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Recruitment of Participating Employers and apprentice candidates.
  • Possess the ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with a range of both internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to understand and navigate the State Workforce Service system and Local Workforce Development Boards in seeking funding available to registered apprenticeship program sponsors through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, assisting Participating Employers understand this as well.
  • Develop youth outreach/promotional material plans and partnerships to engage the next generation to ensure a future talent pipeline.

Previous experience of working with the provision or management of apprenticeship programs, working in the education, training, and skills sector and/or knowledge, and experience and apprenticeships and/or workforce development is helpful. Other duties may be assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Mississippi Rural Water Association provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


To submit a job opening, please email it to us.