City of Poplarville

Job Vacancy Announcement

Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer (Full-Time)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties: Must be capable of performing all duties assigned by the Chief of Police, including but not limited to the following: Traffic enforcement and control, criminal investigations, enforcement of all City ordinances, and any additional duties assigned by the Chief of Police.

Qualifications: Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and be a resident of the State of Mississippi, and; A High School Diploma or GED notarized by issuing institution or school board is required. Correspondence or mail-order high school diplomas are not accepted. Advanced academic education completion from an accredited institution in related areas such as criminal justice is recommended, but not required. Individual must have attended and passed the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy, and must have and maintain a current, professional certificate from the Board on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. It would be advantageous for individuals considered to possess average to above average computer skills, to include the use of Microsoft Office Suite and the use of email, and law enforcement software. A Minimum of three years’ experience in policing with progressive responsibilities is desired. An awareness of federal, state laws and knowledge of the overall operations of the City including policies, procedures, and ordinances would be advantageous, but not required. Potential candidates must have the capability to interact with other City employees and individuals in a professional and cordial manner, as the situation warrants. Applicant must be capable of being bonded.

Compensation: Compensation will be at the rate of $16.31 per hour.

Background Checks: A criminal background check will be conducted. A department of motor vehicles background check will be conducted to verify the City’s insurance carrier can insure applicant. Applicant must have current Mississippi driver’s license.

How to Apply: Resume with a completed application must be submitted to City Hall, City of Poplarville, 200 Highway 26 East, Poplarville, MS 39470. Applications may be obtained from the City Clerk, (601) 795-8161.

Following an offer of employment and prior to starting work, an individual must have a pre-employment drug test by a physician designated by the City. The examination will be paid for by the City.

The City is not required to interview applicants not meeting the basic requirements for the position. The granting of an interview is not to be considered an offer of employment.

The City of Poplarville considers applicants for all positions without regard to: race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. The City of Poplarville is a "Drug-Free Workplace” and a “Smoke-Free Workplace.”.