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Employment Opportunities

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

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT ELLISVILLE STATE SCHOOL INCLUDE:
  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Direct Support
  • Environmental Care
  • Dietary Services
  • Information Technology
  • Personal Care Support
  • Nursing
  • Social Services
  • Campus Police
  • Psychology
  • Physical Plant Services
  • Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Speech Pathology

For more information on specific positions please visit www.mspb.ms.gov

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 in Ellisville on Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Must have proof of education upon submission of application.

Applications are also taken at WIN Job Center in Laurel, MS and Hattiesburg, MS Monday - Friday during their business hours.

For registered positions apply online at www.mspb.ms.gov.

For statewide job listings and job descriptions, check the Mississippi State Personnel Board web site at www.mspb.ms.gov.

HOW CAN I FOLLOW UP ON MY APPLICATION STATUS?

Call the Human Resources Department on Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

WHAT IS THE HIRING PROCESS?

Submit the completed application and proof of education to the Human Resources Department. If you don't have proof of education with your application, then the 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 thirty days, your application will remain on file for six months.

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

PRE-EMPLOYMENT HIRE PROCESS:

Selected new hires must download, print, and complete the attachment below, the information sign-up packet. Bring completed information packets to submit to the Human Resources Department and schedule an appointment to come in for a background check.

PDF-file HR Sign-up Packet

For any questions regarding the information sign-up packet, please call the Human Resources Department at (601) 477-5625.

In addition, payroll forms are attached below. For any questions regarding payroll information, call (601) 477- 5679. Bring payroll information to your scheduled appointment with the Human Resources Department.

PDF-file Payroll Forms

Applicants for contract positions should complete and submit the packet below. Additional information can be obtained by contacting: Channon Cuevas (601) 477-5615 channon.cuevas@ess.ms.gov

Contract Worker Application Packet

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)
  • Semi-monthly pay with Direct Deposit

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Contact Us

1101 Hwy 11 South
Ellisville, MS 39437
601.477.9384