City of Poplarville

Job Vacancy Announcement


Fire Department


Position Title:  Firefighter (Full-Time)


Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties: Must be capable of performing all duties assigned by the Fire Chief, including but not limited to the following:  Respond to fire, emergency, and rescue calls; Attend departmental training and meetings; Maintain status and standards per department policy.  Must be capable of documenting information and maintaining written reports as required by the Fire Department and the State of Mississippi. 

Qualifications: A High School Diploma or GED notarized by issuing institution or school board is required. Advanced academic education completion from an accredited institution in related areas to the position is recommended, but not required. Potential candidates must have the capability to pass various certification and training classes, and must be 18 years of age and in good physical condition within one year of all required certifications.  It would be advantageous for individuals considered to possess average computer skills, to include the use of Microsoft Office Suite and the use of email. A Minimum of three years’ experience in related work experience with progressive responsibilities is desired. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will be considered. 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 the public and other City employees in a professional and cordial manner at all times. 

Additional Requirements:  All applicants not currently employed in a compensated position with the City of Poplarville must complete and pass a physical ability test.

Compensation:  Compensation will be an hourly rate commensurate with experience.

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 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.”.