How to Apply for a Job

Because pinned employee jobs at MSA are considered state-agency jobs, all pinned employee job openings are posted to the web site of the Mississippi State Personnel Board. We may also provide a link to job postings on our web site.

Those who wish to apply for full-time positions must submit their application online through the Mississippi State Personnel Board. When viewing a job listing on our web site, the Apply For Job button will give you the Mississippi State Personnel Board link to login and apply.

What is State Service vs. Non-State?

Information below is General Policy of the Mississippi State Personnel Board.

What determines why an employee (position) is non-state service?

Section 25-9-107(c) of the Mississippi Code lists which positions within State employment shall be designated as non-state service. This list includes, but is not limited to, part-time and time-limited positions, as well as, “top-level positions if the incumbents determine and publicly advocate substantive program policy and report directly to the agency head, or the incumbents are required to maintain a direct confidential working relationship with a key excluded official.”

Also included are employees who have not completed the 12-month probationary period in a state service position.

NOTE: Part-time positions are those where the employee works less than 40 hours a week, 12 months a year.  Time-limited positions are those that are typically funded through a federal grant and whose length of employment has been determined to be time-limited in nature.  They are subject to be deleted once the funding is discontinued.

What are the differences between a state service employee and a non-state employee?

Non-state service employees do not have a statutory property right to their positions and may be terminated with or without cause by the appointing authority of their agency.  A statutory property right to a state service position entitles the employee to a right of continued employment in a state service position of equal pay, and this entitlement may not be taken away or adversely affected except through due process or Legislative action.

Note: Non-state service does not mean qualified employees do not receive state benefits.