At the Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA), we are continually interested in diversifying our team and always accepting resumes from talented, hard-working individuals. In addition to an energetic work environment, Hinds County Human Resource Agency offers competitive salaries and benefits, which include: Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; 401(k) Plan with employer-match; Paid-Time-Off and Paid Holidays. If you are interested in working for an organization that cares about the people it serves, then let us know by applying today.

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Current Employment Opportunities

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Posted: 06/05/2015 | Salary Range: $19.00/Hr. - $25.00/Hr.

Description:

This work involves assisting with planning and development of goals, objectives, and strategies that will achieve the mission of the Agency.  The incumbent will participate in grant writing for the Agency and will have duties in other areas such as internal monitoring and evaluation, management information services development, coordination of long-range strategic planning, interagency coordination and programming, program development, Agency development, and community relations.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Planning, Business Administration, or closely related field of study from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of experience in planning, development, implementing, analyzing, monitoring, and evaluating programs.  Computer experience, including word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics software required.

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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES SPECIALIST

Posted: 06/05/2015 | Salary Range: $16.00/Hr. - $19.00/Hr.

Description:

This position is responsible for planning, implementing, tracking, and evaluating the parent involvement program, including, but not limited to, the Family Literacy Project, Wellness Program, and transition activities. This position is also responsible for providing the integration of Family and Community Services into the total Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a valid Mississippi Social Work License with at least two (2) years experience in social and/or community services.  Must be able to demonstrate oral and written communication and possess basic computer skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must pass criminal background and child abuse central registry checks. Must meet state health requirements.

 

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CLIENT SERVICES ASSISTANT

Posted: 06/05/2015 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $13.00/Hr.

Description:

This position provides clerical assistance to department staff and assists with the provision of services to clients seeking Agency services. Under the direction of the Vice President, Community Programs and Services, the Client Services Assistant is responsible for telephone coverage and scheduling client appointments.

Qualifications:

Minimum: Graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalent and one (1) year of experience in community services related work is required.  Must be able to type and be able to use Microsoft Office applications and WordPerfect.

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VICE PRESIDENT, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Posted: 05/07/2015 | Salary Range: $70,000 - $84,000

Description:

This is professional administrative and supervisory work responsible for planning and development of goals, objectives, and strategies that will achieve the mission of the Agency. Incumbent serves as chief grantsman for the Agency and plays an integral role in other areas such as management information services development, coordination of long-range strategic planning, interagency coordination and programming, program development, Agency development, community relations, and internal monitoring and evaluation. Incumbent is coordinator and supervisor of the Communications Department. Incumbent serves as coordinator of the Agency’s ROMA – Next Generation.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Planning, Business Administration, Education, or closely related field of study from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, analyzing, monitoring, and evaluating programs.

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Planning, Business Administration, Education, or closely related field of study from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, analyzing, monitoring, and evaluating programs;

AND

Experience in utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software.

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FACILITIES AND FIELD SERVICES ASSISTANT

Posted: 05/07/2015 | Salary Range: $10.00/Hr. - $12.00/Hr.

Description:

This is maintenance and repair work under the direct supervision of the Facilities and Field Services Director. Incumbent in this occupational class performs various unskilled and semi-skilled tasks. This position is responsible for performing assigned maintenance repairs for the upkeep of Head Start centers, inspecting centers, and reporting needed repairs to the supervisor. In emergency situations, incumbent assists in custodial duties. Incumbent receives assignments orally and through written instructions.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years experience in maintenance work, carpentry, and basic plumbing; must have some basic computer skills.

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SECRETARY / DISPATCHER

Posted: 02/09/2015 | Salary Range: $7.50/Hr. - $10.50/Hr.

Description:

This position is responsible for providing overall secretary/clerical support for the Rural General Public Transportation Program.  The incumbent will also be responsible for the overall dispatching functions between the transportation office and the transit drivers in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Applicant must submit to and pass drug screening tests as outlined by Hinds County Human Resource Agency’s Personnel Policies and Procedures.

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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT and CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Posted: 02/09/2015 | Salary Range: $98,000 - $102,500

Description:

The Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer assists the President/CEO in directing the overall operation of the Agency.  The incumbent also assists the President/CEO in the planning, direction, coordination, and control of all aspects of the Agency, which includes the financial, personnel, administrative, and programmatic goals and objectives.  Incumbent is in charge of the Agency in the absence of the President/CEO.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university in business administration, business management, business education, or a related field and five years of experience.  Three years of experience must include supervising five or more employees.  Computer experience is required.

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RURAL TRANSIT DRIVER

Posted: 01/14/2015 | Salary Range: $9.25/Hr. - $12.00/Hr.

Description:

This position is responsible for transporting program participants from rural areas of Hinds County to various destinations within Hinds County in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).  The work also involves transporting meals to the elderly and disabled once a week.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Must possess a valid Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License with “P” Endorsement.  Applicant must submit to and pass drug screening tests as outlined by Hinds County Human Resource Agency’s Personnel Policies and Procedures.

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NUTRITION SERVICES SPECIALIST

Posted: 09/03/2014 | Salary Range: $16.00/Hr. - $19.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Children’s Services Director, the Nutrition Services Specialist is responsible for planning and coordinating, tracking, monitoring, record keeping and reporting, supervising, and evaluating, and supporting and collaborating to ensure the effective operation of the Nutrition Program.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science or related field with three (3) years experience in a nutrition services program.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Knowledgeable in the use of computers.

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CASE MANAGER

Posted: 09/03/2014 | Salary Range: $9.25/Hr. - $10.25/Hr.

Description:

This is a position in the Department of Community Programs.  Incumbents in this position provide assistance to case managers in the interviewing and counseling of clients seeking agency services.  Other duties include assistance in providing needed information and referral services, developing and maintaining case files and management and other related activities in providing services to eligible applicants through the various programs provided by the agency.

Must also be able to deal with clients/families in a tactful and diplomatic manner and possess and current driver’s license.  Must also be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and be willing to work occasional altered time shifts and some weekends.

Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work

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GENERAL ASSIGNMENT TEACHER

Posted: 06/09/2014 | Salary Range: $10.00/Hr. - $15.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Center Administrator, the General Assignment Teacher is responsible for planning and organizing; implementing activities; record keeping and reporting; supervising and guiding; training; and supporting and collaborating to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to children, including those with disabilities, enrolled in the Head Start program.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Child Care and Family Education, Early Childhood Education,  Child Development, Child Development Technology, Elementary Education, or related field with one (1) year of experience in working with preschool children.

OR

Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or directly related field with one (1) year of experience in working with preschool children.

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CLASSROOM SUBSTITUTE

Posted: 06/09/2014 | Salary Range: $7.50/Hr.

Description:

The Classroom Substitute is responsible for assisting the classroom staff in providing all children with a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards and other regulations.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma.  Must be able to communicate effectively with persons at all levels.

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FAMILY SERVICES ASSISTANT

Posted: 11/11/2013 | Salary Range: $11.00/Hr. - $14.00/Hr.

Description:

The Family Services Assistant is responsible for assisting in the delivery of services to Head Start children and their families utilizing a case management approach.  Primary duties include assisting in planning and implementing the recruitment, orientation and enrollment of age and income eligible children and families; implementing the Family Partnership process via assessing and building on family strengths and community assets; educating/counseling and referring individuals for assistance, advocating as needed to identify and remove barriers to self-reliance while enhancing children and family members’ self-worth; maintaining accurate and confidential records; insuring compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and other regulations and case management.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), degree in Social Science or related field (Sociology or Psychology) with two (2) years experience in social work.  Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.  Must possess some computer experience.

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GENERAL ASSIGNMENT TEACHER ASSISTANT

Posted: 03/28/2013 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $10.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Teacher, the General Assignment Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the Teacher in planning and organizing; implementing activities; record keeping and reporting; supervising and guiding; training; and supporting and collaborating to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to children, including those with disabilities, enrolled in the Head Start program.

Qualifications:

A.A. Degree (any field) or Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and one (1) year of experience working with preschool children.

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BUS DRIVER

Posted: 10/11/2012 | Salary Range: $9.25/Hr. - $12.00/Hr.

Description:

The Bus Driver is responsible for the transportation of children, parents, and staff with the Head Start Program.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma and two years of experience as a bus driver.  Must possess a valid Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License with a “PS” endorsement.

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TEACHER ASSISTANT

Posted: 07/13/2012 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $10.00/Hr.

Description:

The Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the Teacher in planning and organizing; implementing activities; record keeping and collaborating to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to children enrolled in the Head Start Program.

Qualifications:

An Associate’s Degree (any field) or Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and one (1) year of experience working with preschool children.

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TEACHER

Posted: 07/13/2012 | Salary Range: $10.00/Hr. - $12.00/Hr. (A.A. Degree) | $13.00/Hr. - $15.00/Hr. (B.S. Degree)

Description:

The Teacher is responsible for providing all children in the Head Start Program with a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment, in order to help them gain the confidence necessary in school.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Education, Child Development, Child Development Technology, or related field with at least one (1) year of experience working with preschool children.

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SECURITY GUARD

Posted: 07/13/2012 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $11.00/Hr.

Description:

The Security Guard is responsible for maintaining a secure facility free of unwanted intrusions, which may endanger the lives of the staff, children, volunteers and other authorized personnel.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma with two (2) years of experience as a security guard.

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FAMILY SERVICES WORKER

Posted: 07/13/2012 | Salary Range: $15.00/Hr. - $17.00/Hr.

Description:

The Family Services Worker is responsible for the delivery of services to Head Start children and their families utilizing a case management approach.  The Family Services Worker will plan and implement the recruitment, orientation and enrollment of age and income eligible children.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a valid Mississippi Social Work License with two (2) years of experience working in the field of social work.  Must possess some computer experience.

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CUSTODIAN

Posted: 07/13/2012 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $10.00/Hr. (Full- and Part-Time)

Description:

The Custodian is responsible for the daily housekeeping and cleaning of the entire Head Start Center both indoors and outdoors.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma with one (1) year of custodial work experience.

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COOK ASSISTANT

Posted: 07/13/2012 | Salary Range: $7.25/Hr. - $9.00/Hr.

Description:

The Cook Assistant is responsible for assisting the Cook in preparing and serving meals to children and classroom staff in the Head Start Program.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma with two (2) years of experience in food service preparation, quantity cooking and menu planning.

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COOK

Posted: 07/13/2012 | Salary Range: $8.50/Hr. - $10.00/Hr.

Description:

The Cook is responsible for planning and organizing, implementing activities, record keeping and reporting; training, supervising and guiding, and supporting and collaborating to ensure the effective delivery of nutrition services. Responsible for the full range of kitchen duties.  Directs the activities of the Cook Assistants and food services volunteers.  Recruit volunteers and children for enrollment in Head Start.  Perform other duties and assignments directed by management.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma with two (2) years food services preparation, quantity cooking and menu planning.  Must possess Serve Safe Certification.

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