FIND A CAREER AT THE PORT OF GULFPORT
The Port of Gulfport has partnered with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) Commission’s Workforce Investment Network (WIN) Job Centers to let the public know about job opportunities associated with the Port.
Job candidates who are interested in working at the deep-water port located on HWY 90 or the inland port facility located on Seaway Road can register online through MDES’s WINGS system or by visiting a WIN Job Center. For online access, please visit www.mississippiworks.org to search for jobs offered by Port tenants, vendors and others. Note that as part of this registration process you’ll need a valid email address to confirm your registration.
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AND JOB FAIRS
More information concerning training and job fairs will be posted as more details become available. Individuals seeking more information about job preparedness and future job opportunities should email JobsInfo@shipmspa.com.
JOBS AVAILABLE WITH THE MISSISSIPPI STATE PORT AUTHORITY
The Mississippi State Port Authority is an enterprise agency offering diverse career opportunities. The Port’s 34 employees receive competitive pay and benefits along with valuable career growth opportunities.
- DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: The MISSISSIPPI STATE PORT AUTHORITY at GULFPORT is seeking qualified applicants for the position of “Deputy Director of Operations.” Position requires a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree and a minimum 5 years’ experience in the maritime, port or shipping industry. Position will assist the Director of Operations and be responsible for general and facility port maintenance, railroads, scales and docks. Position will also schedule safety training, coordinate the risk management program and oversee property compliance. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Section 3 eligible residents will be given preference in hiring and are encouraged to apply. Section 3 definitions and information can be found at www.hud.gov. Position deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2017.
The construction jobs are involved with the Port’s Restoration Project. Any job opening dealing with the construction project will come from contractors or sub-contractors working on the port site and will be posted on www.mississippiworks.org. A mobile app for Android and iOS is available for download.
- Job Posting – Iron Worker – Carey’s Construction Co.: Gulfport contractor Carey’s Construction Company has posted a job opening for one (1) Iron Worker with the MDES WIN Job Center. The position requires 2 years documented experience, with a valid drivers license with a hard hat and safety harness. Starting pay is $19.50 hourly. Preference will be given to qualified section 3 residents from the three(3) coastal counties; Harrison, Hancock and Jackson. Interested applicants need to apply with the MDES WIN JOB Center. Job Order Number: 206922
Section 3 preference is based on household income and location. Preference for the Port of Gulfport’s project are the three coastal counties: Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson County.
JOBS AVAILABLE WITH PORT TENANTS
These job openings will be created by Port of Gulfport tenants. Tenants include Edison Chouest (TopShip), McDermott International, Dole, Crowley, Chemours, Island View, SeaOne, the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, and Ports America. All job openings with Port tenants will be posted on www.mississippiworks.org. A mobile app for Android and iOS is available for download.
Our commitment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is that the Port will create 1,300 new jobs within three years of the completion of the restoration project. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2017, therefore the 1,300 new job goal will be met by late summer 2020. The national objective’s goal of the Port of Gulfport Restoration Program is to make available to the greatest extent feasible to low moderate income persons 51 percent of the jobs created from the Port’s Restoration Project.
Preference is given to low moderate income persons residing in the community where the project is located and is based on household income and location. Location preference for the Port of Gulfport’s project includes the three coastal counties: Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson County.