Current Job Postings

  • Purpose of Position


                   To repair and maintain City streets, right-of-ways and spray for mosquitoes.


                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. 



     Street Laborer I - $11.01/hr.


    This is the entry level class of Street Laborer series. Initially, under close supervision, incumbents learn general street maintenance practices and City procedures.  As experience is gained, there is greater independence of acting within established guidelines.  This class is flexibly staffed with Street Laborer II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency, which meet the qualifications of the higher class.



    Street Laborer II - $12.00/hr.


    This is the journey level class of the Street Laborer series in which incumbents are fully competent to independently perform a variety of street laborer duties.  All positions are characterized by the presence of fairly clear guidelines from which to make decisions and the availability of supervision in non-routine circumstances.  Specific duties will vary based on the organizational unit to which assigned, areas include street maintenance and repair, street sign repair, and other specific duties.  This class is distinguished from the Street Laborer II, in that the latter is a lead class that provides technical and functional supervision over staff and performs the most complex street maintenance duties. 


    Street Laborer III - $13.00/hr.


    This is the more experienced level class of the Street Laborer series in which incumbents are fully competent to supervise street personnel in a variety of street laborer duties from the most basic to the most complexed.  Experienced in the use of equipment such as, backhoe, track hoe, tractors, and other equipment used in the duties of street maintenance repairs and other specific duties.  May exercise technical supervision over assigned maintenance personnel on projects. 


    Posted: Primary Contact:
    Apr-23-2019 AJ Linville More Details...
  • Purpose of Position


    Enforce city and state laws pertaining to animal control; ensure that complaints are handled efficiently and effectively; educate the public in pet responsibility and ensure the protection and safety of animals and people in the City. 


    Essential Functions:


    These duties are a representative sample; position assignments and detailed work instructions may vary.


    Animal Control Officer I:


    Under close supervision, performs the following essential functions:


    1. Responds to routine inquiries and complaints concerning animal problems or violations of animal control ordinances, including but not limited to animals running at large; bites, property damage, or injuries; maintains effective and efficient public relations when dealing with citizens.

    2. Investigates violations of animal control ordinances and issue warnings or citations as required.

    3. Investigate complaints of unwanted or escaped animals or those causing nuisances; captures and transports animals to the animal shelter.

    4. Maintains normal availability by telephone or radio for consultations on major emergencies or routine animal control questions,

    5. Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, and City laws and ordinances.

    6. Maintains contact with supervisory personnel to coordinate investigative activities, provides mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Animal Control activities.

    7. Prepares daily, monthly, and annual reports of activities; prepares and maintains records.

    8. Oversees the maintenance of city’s shelter equipment including officer equipment; maintains inventory.

    9. Participates in emergency rabies control programs and organizes rabies clinics.

    10. Operates various equipment including assigned vehicle, animal capture equipment (traps, catch poles), radio, cellular phone, first aid equipment, self-defense weapons (spray, etc), bite stick and computer.

    11. Adheres to safe work practices and procedures.

    12. Maintains all assigned equipment to ensure proper functioning.

    13. Feeds, waters and cares for animals in shelter.

    14. Drives vehicle to perform one or more essential functions.

    15. Performs other duties of a similar or related level as necessary or assigned.



    Animal Control Officer II


    Under minimal supervision, performs the following essential functions:


    1. Performs all essential functions of the Animal Control Officer I.

    2. Responds to more complex inquiries and complaints.

    3. If applicable, provides leadership and oversight to Animal Control Officer I in daily operations; promotes teamwork and professionalism.

    4. Exhibits advanced knowledge and provides training and oversight of the Animal Control Officer I when necessary.

    5. Performs other duties of a similar or related level and assists with special projects as necessary or assigned.



    Animal Control Officer III


    Under minimum supervision, performs the following essential functions


    1. Performs all essential functions of the Animal Control Officer I and II.

    2. Enforces City and State animal regulations including but not limited to, cruelty to animals, dangerous/vicious animals, and animal bites, including dogs, cats, livestock and fowl.

    3. Patrols assigned city areas, contains and picks-up stray, sick/injured and/or unwanted and captured domestic animals, transporting them to appropriate destination.

    4. Performs emergency animal rescue service, emergency night call service, and animal first aid when required.

    5. Serves and responds to court summons as necessary and represents City at court.

    6. Responds to and investigates complaints from citizens concerning domestic animals.



      Animal Control Officer I:


      Knowledge of:


    7. Basic computer hardware and software applications


    Ability to:


    1. Speak, read and write the English language.

    2. Communicate effectively verbally and write clearly, accurately, concisely, legibly, and with correct English grammar, construction and spelling.

    3. Demonstrate an aptitude for animal control work and a willingness to handle a variety of animals.

    4. Learn basic animal control and care principles, processes, procedures and practices.

    5. Learn to operate animal control equipment.

    6. Learn and enforce pertinent Federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and department rules and regulations.

    7. Learn the basic first aid.

    8. Learn the geographical layout of the City.

    9. Learn modern office processes and procedures.

    10. Understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.

    11. Observe, assimilate, remember, record and recall pertinent facts and details.

    12. Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records.

    13. Analyze problems and have the potential to rationally and calmly take appropriate action in both routine and non-routine situations; exercise good judgement and make sound decisions in a variety of circumstances.

    14. Interact courteously with the general public; interact with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.

    15. Handle stressful situations in a professional manner, including angry or difficult individuals; accurately assess situations and people and secure cooperation whenever possible.

    16. Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of individuals encountered in an antagonistic environment.

    17. Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

    18. Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

    19. Work outside normal business hours.

    20. Collects fees established by the City.



    Animal Control Officer II


    In addition to the knowledge required for Animal Control Officer I, knowledge of:


    1. Minimum of six months experience performing duties as Animal Control Officer I.

    2. Best practices in animal control.

    3. Applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances and city rules and regulations.

    4. Geographical layout of the City.

    5. First aid methods and techniques.

    6. Principles of record keeping and reporting.

    7. Modern office processes and procedures.

    8. Relevant computer hardware and software applications.

    9. City department policy and procedures.

    10. Collects fees established by the City.


      In addition to the abilities required for Animal Control Officer I, ability to:


    11. Operate all animal control equipment.

    12. Safely use equipment in accordance with the City of Horn Lake’s department policies and procedures.

    13. Understand and enforce laws pertaining to criminal activity.

    14. Assume and carry out considerable responsibility within established guidelines with limited supervision.

    15. Handle difficult and complex incidents following legal and procedural guidelines.

    16. Plan and effectively present material to large and diverse groups of people,

    17. Provide leadership, training and oversight in daily operations.

    18. Feeds, waters and cares for animals at the shelter.



      Animal Control Officer III


      In addition to the knowledge required for Animal Control Officer I and II, knowledge of:


    19. Minimum of three years’ combined experience performing duties as Animal Control Officer I and II.

    20. Purchases supplies.

    21. Attends community and city meetings as directed.

    22. Keeps Director informed of activities and matters of concern to the department.

    23. Documents deficiencies (if noted) and assists in best management practices.

    24. Feeds, waters and cares for animals at shelter.

    25. Arranges for disposal of animals in accordance with local, state, and city laws.

    26. Collects fees established by the City.


      Internal & External Contacts:


      Internal Contacts:


      Frequently interacts with other administrative employees


      External Contacts:


      Frequently interacts with the general public; occasionally interacts with court personnel, law enforcement agencies and other organizations.



      Physical Activities and Work Environment:


      The physical demands and work environment 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 otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.







      Required Physical Activities:


      While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel; and is occasionally required to taste, smell, run, climb, balance, crouch and crawl; is frequently required to life and carry up to 25 pounds.  The employee is required to perform strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength and coordination is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds; is occasionally required to maintain body balance while ascending or descending ladders or open stairs, and to maintain body equilibrium while bending at the waist or at the knees.  The employee is frequently required to stand or sit for an extended period of time without a significant rest period.  The employee is routinely required to reach with hands and arms; work with the hand or hands in handling, seizing, holding, or grasping motions and with the fingers in fingering, picking and pinching actions to operate objects, tools or control.  Specific vision abilities required include close, vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is occasionally required to life, pull, bend or physically restrain a combative or injured citizen or animal to maintain order.


      Work Environment:


      Performing the essential duties of this job involves a significant chance of incurring a disabling or life threatening injury.


      While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions that may vary from extreme heat to extreme cold; and to debris, fumes, odors, airborne particles and dust.  The employee is occasionally exposed to the possibility of bodily injury from electrical shock or mechanical hazard.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places; and is occasionally exposed to toxic or hazardous chemicals.


      The employee may come in contact with a member of the public or an animal by touching, controlling, sitting by, and riding with the individual or animal.  Hand-to-hand exchanges of documents, money, personal property, clothing and other items may be required.  The job may require immediate response to criminal or medical emergencies where blood, body fluids or other medical hazards may be present.


      The employee may be exposed to interactions with physically violent and/or mentally or emotionally disturbed persons and/or dangerous animals.


    Job Context

    Posted: Primary Contact:
    Apr-23-2019 AJ Linville More Details...

    Purpose of Position

    Enforce laws and ordinances, while in training during the F.T.O. program. This is an entry-level position for both certified and uncertified police candidates. This position requires completion of a State of Mississippi Police Certification course as prescribed under State Law within one year of hire. Candidate must obtain a State of Mississippi Professional Certificate issued by the Mississippi Board of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training.

    Posted: Department: Location: Primary Contact: Shift:
    May-24-2017 Police 3101 Goodman Road Captain Cobb Multiple More Details...