Personnel Department

Department Mission:
To maintain an environment where teamwork, trust, openness, pride and respect are standard practices. The employees of the City of Forest Park are our most important resource. We want our city to be a place where people are motivated, cared for, and have a feeling of belonging and want to achieve excellence.

The Personnel department is located at 785 Forest Parkway in the Annex building across from City Hall. The Personnel department can be reached at 404-608-2347. The number to the Job Line is 404-608-2309. EEO

Employment Opportunities (click here)

Continuous Employment Opportunities
Full Time Positions Include:
Good Benefits, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Holidays,
Medical/Dental, Retirement

Employment Applications:    Applications are accepted only for positions currently available.
Each application submitted should include all forms listed under the position you are applying for.

General Employment:

Additional Forms:

Communications Operator:

Fire Application:

Police Application:




Police Dept.

$11.15 an hour

Full Time

Deadline:  UntilFilled

Thisposition involves working in the City of Forest Park’s Police RecordsDepartment.  Previous court of lawenforcement administration experience desired. Performs data entry functions, types, prepares, proofreads, and/orcompletes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, police incidentreports, etc.  Must be competent ingeneral clerical principles, practices and techniques to include organizing andmaintaining files, records database and records keeping.

Performscustomer service functions; provides information/assistance regardingdepartment/division services, activities, procedures, fees, or other issues;distributes forms/documentation as requested; responds to routine questions orcomplaints; researches problems/complaints and initiates problems resolution.Good phone etiquette is required.

Performssome light accounting work and has knowledge of cash handling.  Must possess strong mathematical aptitude.Requires High School Diploma or equivalent; supplemented by previous experienceand/or training involving general office work, data entry and computeroperations. Must type 45 wpm. Also, must have knowledge of the operation andfunction of the computer, some exp. in Microsoft Office.  BilingualRequired. EOE.

Certified Police Officer

Annual StartingSalary
$40,803 - Certified with Master's Degree
$39,285 - Certified with Bachelor's Degree
$37,597 - Certified with Associates Degree
$36,753 - Certified with High School Diploma/GED
$35,146 - Non-certified (while in academy)

The City of Forest Park Police Department is an Internationally Accredited and State Certified department located nine miles south of the City of Atlanta.  The City has an advantageous location, having convenient access to Interstate I-75 and Interstate I-285 and just five miles east of Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l Airport. 

Forest Park is accepting applications for full-time Certified (preferred) and Non-Certified Police Officers.  The duties include:

Providing protection of life and property, enforcement of federal, state and local laws, respond to emergency/non-emergency situations, investigation of criminal activity and specialized duties within an assigned unit which may include the Uniformed Patrol, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) or other areas. 

The City of Forest Park has excellent benefits;

City pays 100% of single coverage for:

Health, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance.  

·        Family Insurance is $14 per week. 

·        The City has a Retirement Plan with five (5) year vesting. 

·        The (10) paid holidays

·        12 days’ Vacation and Sick Leave. 

·        Twelve (12) Hour Work Schedule - Three day weekend every other week. 

·        Bonus pay for:

o   College Degrees

o   Police Experience

o   POST certifications

o   Bilingual skills

·        Lateral transfers will be considered for certified officers

Must have the ability to communicate with a variety of people in stressful situations.  Think quickly and retain composure in stressful and emergency situations.  Ability to exercise good judgment in different types of situations, learn quickly and thoroughly.  Must have the ability to gather information and interpret pertinent facts.  High School Diploma or GED; Valid Driver’s License, be at least 21 years of age; pass a physical, drug screen and extensive background investigation.  The job posting may be viewed and an application downloaded by visiting:  Job Line: 404-608-2309.  Please mail completed applications to: The City of Forest Park,785 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA. 30297.  Phone Number: 404-608-2347. EOE

Job Contact Phone: 404-608-2347  Job contact Email: Apply via Company Name: City of Forest Park   Education Level: High School     Employment Type: Full-Time  


Public Works Dept.

            Full Time        

            $10.52  an hour

Deadline:  October 29, 2016

This is semi-skilled work associated with projects and activities within the Public Works Department. Performs various tasks involving street maintenance or right-of-way maintenance projects: lays bricks and concrete block; builds concrete forms for sidewalks and curbing; pours concrete; sweeps street surfaces; prepares road surfaces for asphalt application; lays and smooths asphalt; patches/repairs potholes in road surfaces; constructs asphalt driveway tie-ins; installs guardrails. May be required to work in other divisions within the Public Works Department.


Tasks require the ability to exert physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by previous experience and/or training involving street maintenance, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Possession of a valid Georgia Driver’s License. E.O.E.



Annual Starting Salary:  $33,754
Deadline: Application at all times

This is skilled work in fire prevention, fire suppression, and basic emergency medical services.  Work involves operating fire apparatus and rescue vehicles, fighting fires, performing search and rescue, and performing medical services as authorized under the basic emergency medical technician certification.  Work also includes the performance of routine duties in the maintenance and up keep of the fire station, vehicles and equipment.  Requires completion of standard high school course or its equivalent.  Successful completion of state mandated basic fire fighting training and certification as a basic emergency medical technician.  E.O.E.


LIFEGUARD                       Indoor Pool                (1 Position)

$11.00 Hr

Shift:    Hours will vary

Hours:  10 hours per week

Starting:  Oct. 1st  - April   

Must have current Lifeguard Training, First Aid/AED, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certifications. Proficient in all phases of swimming, excellent communications skills and must be dependable. Performs all tasks required. E.O.E.


Pool Facilities (1 Position)
Shift: Hours will vary
Year Round
Full Time

Individual will be responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the City’s Pool Facilities. Is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, administering, coordinating, promoting and evaluating a variety of programs and services related to aquatics. Will keep appropriate records, maintaining proper pool chemistry, cleaning and other maintenance duties as needed. Teaches and supervises various swimming activities. Develops and implements risk management procedures for all programs including training supervision, and inspection of facilities; handles emergency situations as needed. Insure compliance of State and County Regulations and guidelines. This is a physically demanding job; must be able to lift 50-100lbs; stand for long periods of time. Candidate must have thorough knowledge of pool operation and maintenance procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED, supplemented by college level course work or vocational training in recreation/athletic program administration; considerable knowledge of aquatic program services and opportunities for a broad community aquatics program. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain CPR for the Professional Rescuer/First Aid Certification. Lifeguard Certification and Water Safety Instructor Certification are all required. Must possess within 6 months of employment a Certified Pool Operator Certification.  Must Possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License.  E.O.E.

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