City of Ocean Springs

    City of Ocean Springs Employment Application

    • Read carefully and follow all instructions. Failure to follow instructions may result in disqualification.
    • Completion of the Employment Application is required, even if you include your resume.
    • If a deadline is posted, it applies to when the Application is received by the Human Resources Department, not the date mailed, completed, or submitted to any department other than Human Resources. Applications received by Human Resources after the deadline, regardless of postmark, will be kept on file for one year for eligibility for future openings of that position/test, but will not be eligible for the current position/test.


    Choose One Position or Job per Application

    Police Officer | Corrections Officer | Firefighter | Dispatcher | Clerical | Public Works | Parks Maintenance | Other – Specify

    Additional Information

    Are you at least 18 years old? Yes | No
    Are you a citizen of the United States? Yes | No
    Are you legally eligible to work in the United States? Yes | No
    Can you provide evidence, if hired, of your work eligibility? Yes | No
    Do you have a valid driver’s license? Yes | No

    Have you ever been convicted of a crime or pleaded ‘no contest’ to a crime? Yes | No
    NOTE: A conviction does not necessarily disqualify one for employment.
    Felony Misdemeanor (including DUI or DWI, but not including minor traffic violations)

    Have you ever been employed by the City of Ocean Springs? Yes | No

    Employment History

    Start with current or most recent job and list all employment (including FT, PT, temporary, and any periods of unemployment) for the last 10 years, at a minimum. Print and attach extra page(s) if needed. Complete all sections of this form; you may attach your résumé to provide more detail. Do not leave any blanks.

    May we contact your current or most recent employer? Yes | No

    Education and Training

    List your high school, GED, and formal education beyond high school. Print and attach extra page if needed.

    Graduated? Yes | No
    GED Completed? Yes | No
    Degree Completed? Yes | No
    Currently Attend? Yes | No

    (Max 255 Characters)


    References

    Do NOT list anyone related to you. Do NOT list any elected official of the City of Ocean Springs. List three persons you have known for at least one year. Provide current contact information.


    How Did You Learn of this Position?

    City Website Walk-In

    Equal Opportunity

    The City of Ocean Springs encourages Employment Applications from qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation or beliefs, religious affiliation or beliefs, or any other legally protected status.

    Applicant’s Statement and Certification

    Read carefully before signing.

    • I understand that this Application is valid for 12 months for the position selected on Page One. I also understand that this Application, any attachments, and test papers become the property of the City of Ocean Springs (the City) upon submission and will not be returned to me, the applicant.
    • I understand that possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure that I will be invited to the next phase of the process. Likewise, I understand that completing and passing City testing (if applicable) does not guarantee that I will receive an interview or an offer of employment.
    • I understand that I must bring and show valid government-issued photo ID for positive identification for employment testing.
    • I understand that hiring and compensation decisions are contingent upon approval of the City of Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen.
    • I understand that, per Civil Service Rule 20, any person employed by the City of Ocean Springs shall reside within a 50-mile radius of the City of Ocean Springs within the first six months of employment.
    • I understand that, per Miss. Code Ann. 21-31-15 (2011), all applicants for a position of any kind under civil service must be a citizen of the United States and an elector of the county in which he/she resides.
    • I understand that the City of Ocean Springs is a Drug-Free Workplace, and that the City requires post-offer drug/alcohol testing prior to employment, and conducts post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and random drug/alcohol testing during employment.
    • I understand that the City of Ocean Springs participates in the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program and that, upon hire, all new employees must verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required original documentation. I understand that my identity and employment eligibility will be verified if I am offered and accept employment.
    • I understand that all employees are hired as probationary ‘at-will’ employees, meaning that employment may be terminated at any time with or without cause; that employees on new-hire probation are not covered by civil service; and that successful completion of the new-hire probationary period by a full-time employee results in civil service status, but does not guarantee continuation of employment. I also understand that part-time and temporary positions are always ‘at-will’ and do not obtain civil service status.
    • I understand that if I am offered and accept employment with the City, then I am required to abide by the rules and regulations of the City of Ocean Springs.
    • I certify that the answers given by me in this Application and any attachments are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that any misstatement or omission of fact in this Application or in any document used to obtain employment may result in rejection of this Application, removal from any employment list, disqualification from future consideration for employment, and/or immediate termination of employment, regardless of the time elapsed before discovery of the misstatement or omission.
    • I understand that all answers and information are subject to investigation and verification.
    • I acknowledge that I have read and understand this statement and the instructions throughout this Application.


    Authorization for Inquiry and Release of Information

    Having made application for employment with the City of Ocean Springs, I hereby authorize the City to research and make inquiry of my history and records including financial, academic, military, employment, judicial, criminal, driving record, personal references, and/or online social networking pages. I further authorize the release of all such information to the City, and I agree that such organizations, persons, and others shall not be held liable for such information or damages that may result from furnishing the information requested. I understand my rights under the Privacy Act of 1974, with regard to access and disclosure of records, and I waive these rights with the understanding that information furnished will be used by the City of Ocean Springs for the application and employment process.
    This Authorization will be valid whether as an original, a photocopy, or a fax copy, and remains valid for one year after I sign. Upon request, a copy of this signed Authorization may be furnished to the school, present or former employer, present or former landlord, criminal justice agency, or other persons and organizations asked to provide information.


    Have You Ever Worked or Attended School Under Any Other Name? Yes | No
    If Yes, What Name(s)

    Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with the Application.


    Upload Your Resume Here - You may upload more than one document at a time.

    We encourage you to check our Employment Opportunities webpage regularly. Applications are accepted even if no vacancies exist.

    Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Ocean Springs.