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POSITION SUMMARY:  Works along with other security officers engaged in the protection of property and p​ersonnel. The work involves enforcing state laws governing state property. Incumbents receive general instructions from a superior administrative official regarding adherence to administrative policies and regulations and are directly responsible for maintaining discipline and efficiency in the security officer force.  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THR​​OUGH MARCH 25, 2019.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Minimum - high school diploma or equivalent with two years of related security or law enforcement experience.

WORK SCHEDULE:  C Shift only;  Includes weekends and holi​days (see shift times below).

Applications are being accepted online at the Mississippi State Personnel Board's website.  CLICK HERE FOR LINK.​


POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for providing quality care and treatment to the adult psychiatric patients in an acute-care setting. Implement the nursing process in an organized, systematic manner to include assessment planning, intervention and evaluation. Actively participates in treatment planning.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Current Mississippi RN nursing license required.


C Shift; includes weekends and holidays (see shift times below). RECRUITMENT ENDS APRIL 3, 2019,  (CLICK HERE)


A Shift; includes weekends and holidays (see shift times below).  RECRUITMENT ENDS APRIL 5, 2019.  (CLICK HERE​)

Applications are being accepted at by clicking on the Job Seekers tab OR by clicking the links above.  Please see recruitment ending dates for each position above.  RN applicants may also apply in person at 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.


POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for working with adult psychiatric patients in an acute care setting. Documents patient activity, provides full-body care for patients if needed, takes vital signs, and observes/assists with recreation therapy.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Must have 30 hours of college -- NO exceptions.

WORK SCHEDULE:  B or C Shift;  Includes weekends and holidays (see shift times below).

Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  Online applications are not currently being accepted.​


POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for admissions and maintenance of medical records; experience with administrative and clerical functions; proficiency working with Microsoft Office products; experience in Health Information Management (HIM) / Medical Records may be required; knowledge of medical terminology and release of information and electronic health record may be required; ability to multi-task; have great communication skills, and work in a fast-paced environment; ability to take minutes, handle multi-line phones, confidential information and deal with situations and people professionally. This position requires interaction with court-committed psychiatric patients upon admission to our hospital. This position does rotate front desk coverage.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  At minimum, graduation from a four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma) AND Six (6) years of experience in work related to the above described duties. Advanced education may reduce years of required experience; see description on the MSPB site.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Administrative Support Day Shift

Applications are being accepted at  (CLICK HERE

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Updated: 03/19/2019

SHIFTS:  A Shift:  7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ~~  B Shift: 3:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. ~~ C Shift: 11:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.; most all administrative and support positions are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Job descriptions are provided by Mississippi's State Personnel Board.


How to Apply

  • Applications are accepted in the lobby at 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
  • To download and print an application, click here​.
  • A Department of Mental Health medical staff application is available here. (Physicians and Nurse Practitioners only)
  • Unless otherwise indicated, you must apply online at If you do not have computer access, you may pick up an employment application in our lobby and mail it to the Mississippi State Personnel Board.


  • 18 Paid Personal Leave Days (annually, starting)
  • 10 Paid Holidays (annually, starting)
  • 12 Major Medical Days (annually)
  • State Health Insurance (Know Your Benefits)
  • State Retirement Package (PERS)
  • Semi-monthly pay with Direct Deposit

Employee Handbook


You may download a copy of the State Employee Handbook​​ (requires Adobe Reader) published by the Mississippi State Personnel Board.


Equal Opportunity Employer


South Mississippi State Hospital is an equal opportunity employer for all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, age, physical handicap, disability or political affiliation. It is the policy of the Department of Mental Health and each program to recruit, employ and promote qualified employees without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, age, physical handicap, disability or political affiliation. The Mississippi Department of Mental Health complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which provides a clear mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.




South Mississippi State Hospital may offer internships in Social Services, Psychology, Recreation/Music Therapy, and/or Public Relations. For more information, please call 601-794-0100 and ask for the department director.


Thank you for your interest in South Mississippi State Hospital.

  • 823 Highway 589 
    Purvis, Mississippi
  • Phone:  601.794.0100
    Fax:        601.794.0210
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