Employment and Testing

Click here for a printable Employment Application.

Read these instructions first, then see below for the specifics on the job you are pursuing.
1. A complete Employment Application is REQUIRED for ALL employment with the City of Ocean Springs. A résumé is accepted only as a supplement to the completed Application.
2. Read each job posting carefully, as some positions have additional requirements or instructions.
3. A separate Application is required for each position/test you wish to pursue.
4. Applications are accepted for any specific position or test, even when no vacancies exist. We encourage you to check this page regularly for active recruiting announcements.
5. Some vacancies will not be advertised, as they are filled through our regularly scheduled tests. In order to receive the scheduled test dates and requirements, submit your completed Employment Application to Human Resources.
6. A scheduled test does NOT necessarily mean that we have a vacancy in that position. Police Officer, Corrections Officer, Firefighter, Dispatcher, and Clerical are tested positions.
7. Employment Applications remain active for 12 months from date of receipt.

Testing for Police Officer – No deadline for Applications. The police officer test is given several times a year on a quarterly schedule, even if there are no vacant positions. If a position becomes vacant, we hire from the eligibility list of tested applicants. There is a physical fitness test and a written test. The written portion of the test is required even for certified officers. In order to receive the scheduled test dates and requirements, submit your completed Employment Application to Human Resources. Job Description – OSPD Police Officer ADA

Testing for FirefighterClick here for details. Application Deadline for currently scheduled testing is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2014. If a position becomes vacant, we hire from the eligibility list of tested applicants. There is a physical agility test and a written test. In order to receive the scheduled test dates and requirements, submit your completed Employment Application to Human Resources. Job Description – OS Firefighter

Testing for Corrections Officer – No deadline for Applications. The corrections officer test is given several times a year on a quarterly schedule, even if there are no vacant positions. If a position becomes vacant, we hire from the eligibility list of tested applicants. The Corrections Officer test may consist of reasoning skills, reading comprehension, visual comprehension, and attention to detail. In order to receive the scheduled test dates and requirements, submit your completed Employment Application to Human Resources. Job Description – OSPD Corrections Officer ADA

Testing for Dispatcher – No deadline for Applications. The dispatcher test is given several times a year on a quarterly schedule, even if there are no vacant positions. If a position becomes vacant, we hire from the eligibility list of tested applicants. The Dispatcher test may consist of reading comprehension, following instructions, situational judgment, reasoning ability, and the ability to learn and apply knowledge. In order to receive the scheduled test dates and requirements, submit your completed Employment Application to Human Resources. Job Description – OSPD Dispatcher

Testing for Clerical – Clerical testing is not scheduled at this time, but is offered about once a year. The Application deadline and test date will be announced once scheduled. If a position becomes vacant, we hire from the existing eligibility list of tested applicants. In order to receive the scheduled test dates and requirements, submit your completed Employment Application to Human Resources.

Click here for a printable Employment Application.

Questions? Call Human Resources at 228-872-3338.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION
By Mail

City of Ocean Springs
Dept of Human Resources and Risk Management
Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800

In Person
City of Ocean Springs
1016 Porter Avenue
Human Resources Cottage (next to City Hall)
Ocean Springs, MS

By Fax
228-872-0430

By Email*
hr@oceansprings-ms.gov
To submit your completed Employment Application via email, you need to Print the Application; Complete the Application; Scan the Application as a PDF file; Attach the PDF to your email.

Online completion of the Application is NOT available.

Completion of the Employment Application is required. Résumés are accepted only as a supplement.

Due to the number of applications received, the City is unable to update applicants individually during the selection process. Only applicants of interest will be contacted.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The City of Ocean Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Ocean Springs to provide equal employment opportunity to persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation or beliefs, religious affiliation or beliefs, sex, age, disability status, marital status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.

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