Nov 05, 2019
Jan 01, 2019 - Sep 06, 2019
The Governor of the State of Mississippi is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Mississippi. This office is elected to four-year terms in the odd-numbered year preceding a presidential election. The governor serves as commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the state, and of the militia, except when they shall be called into the service of the United States, and sees that all laws are upheld and executed. The governor may convene the legislature whenever, in his judgment, the public interest requires it, according to the state constitution. However, during such meetings the governor has cannot consider or act upon subjects or matters other than those designated in the proclamation of the meeting, except impeachments and examination into the accounts of state officers. The governor has the power to grant reprieves and pardons and to remit fines. Their power does not extend to cases of treason or impeachment and must be exercised with the advice and consent of the Senate. As a privilege of the office, the governor may keep and use the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Requiring written information from any officer of an executive department of any aspect of his office, Periodically addressing the legislature on the state of the state and making recommendations, Suspending county level, Treasurers and Tax Collectors who are suspected of defaulting for the length of the investigation, and making and sealing all commissions granted by the state of Mississippi. The salary for this position is $122,160/year.
Submit application to:
Mississippi Secretary of State , 401 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS, 39201, US