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Summer youth program closing in

The city of Vicksburg’s human resources department is accepting applications for 30 positions available through the city’s summer youth jobs program.

Human services director Fermika Smith said the program is open to graduating high school seniors and college students. Children of city employees are not eligible to participate in the program.

The eight-week program will run from June 10 to Aug. 2.

“Applications are available from the human resources office at 1415 Walnut St. (the Robert M. Walker annex),” she said. “Students can also get them from their high school guidance office at the four area high schools, or they can be downloaded from the Vicksburg homepage at www.vicksburg.org.”

The applications must be returned to the human resources office by 5 p.m. May 10, or if they are mailed, must be postmarked by May 10.

“We do have a few important requirements,” Smith said, “The eligible applicants must not have been previously employed by the city of Vicksburg, they must attach the most recent, certified and signed transcript in a sealed envelop when turning in you application.”

Applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average, be a resident of the city or Warren County, go through an interview process, pass a drug screen and background check and have reliable transportation.

The mayor’s office is the city contact for the program and can be reached at 601-801-3566 for more information.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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