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As one of the leading employers in Jones County, Ellisville State School takes pride in hiring and retaining a quality workforce. Working in conjuction with the Mississippi State Personnel Board, ESS provides equal opportunity employment in skilled and entry level positions on our main campus and in our surrounding communities located in Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Perry and Wayne counties.

Employment opportunities at Ellisville State School include:

  • Academic Teaching
  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Direct Support
  • Environmental Care
  • Dietary Services
  • Information Technology
  • Personal Care Support
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Campus Police
  • Psychology
  • Physical Plant Services
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Speech Pathology

For more information on specific positions please visit


What are the requirements to work at Ellisville State School?

Entry Level Position Requirements - High School Diploma or GED

Professional Position Requirements - College Degree / Job Related Experience


How do I apply for a job at Ellisville State School?

Applications are taken at the Human Resources Department on the main campus Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Must have proof of education upon submission of applicatioin.

Applications are taken at WIN Job Center in Laurel, MS and Hattiesburg, MS Monday - Friday.

For registered positions apply online at

For statewide job listings and job descriptions, check the Mississippi State Personnel Board web site at


How can I follow up on my application status?

Call Human Resources Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.


What is the hiring process?

Submit completed application and proof of education to Human Resources. If you don't have your proof of education with your application, your application will be disqualified.

Your application will be processed immediately and sent to the hiring supervisor.

If you are selected for an interview, the hiring supervisor will contact you by the phone number listed on your application.

If you are not contacted for an interview within 30 days your application will remain on file for six months.

All applications and consideration for employment must go through the Human Resources Department.


What are the benefits of working at Ellisville State School?
  • Competitive Salary
  • State Retirement Package
  • State Health Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • 18 Paid Personal Leave Days (Annually)
  • 12 Paid Major Medical Leave Days (Annually)
  • 10 Paid Legal Holidays (Annually)
  • 15 Paid Military Leave Days (Annually)
  • ESS Credit Union on Campus
  • Semi-monthly pay with Direct Deposit




  • 1101 Hwy 11 South
    Ellisville, MS 39437
  • 601.477.9384