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:




$11.00Hr        Indoor Pool                  (1 Position)

Shift:    Hours will vary

Hours:  10 hours per week

Musthave current Lifeguard Training, First Aid/AED, and CPR for the ProfessionalRescuer Certifications. Proficient in all phases of swimming, excellentcommunications skills and must be dependable. Performs all tasks required.E.O.E.

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  


            $8.00  Hr

            (20-24 hours per week)

            Starting:  As Soon As Possible

            Shifts:  Mon. – Fri:  5 pm -9 pm

                        Sat.   – 10 am -4 pm

Deadline: Until Filled

Supervises gym, weight room, exercise room and issues equipment.Conducts registration of participants for various activities. Excellentcommunication skills are required. Must be able to follow written and oralinstructions. Completion of High School or G.E.D.  Bilingual is a plus.


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.


RECORDS SUPERVISOR             (1 Position)

            Police Dept.

            $$31,114. - $52,273. Annual

            Full Time

Deadline:  Until Filled

This is specialized supervisory work in maintaining police and court records and in assisting in court clerk duties. Responsible for police records and handling files for court dockets. Bookkeeping, data entry and other clerical functions are performed that require independent judgment and responsibility.

Must have good knowledge of the practices and procedures involved in law enforcement record keeping, and office procedures and practices. Court service or legal background is desired.  Prefer experience with supervising people in a professional environment; good leadership qualities and expertise in managing a records unit.  Ability to accurately process, file and retrieve data. Some exp. in Microsoft Office. Requires High School Diploma or equivalent, must type 45 wpm. EOE.


Job Title: Deputy Director of Planning, Building and Zoning (1 Position)

        $ 54,208.  Annual  

        Full Time

Deadline:  February 27, 2017



Job Summary: The purpose of this classification is to assist the Planning, Building and Zoning Director with the daily management operations, administration and activities of the Planning, Building and Zoning Department. This position is also responsible for assisting with  managing  the work of staff  within the department, including establishing priorities, setting quality standards, and ensuring established deadlines are met;



Typical Functions


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.


·         Supervise subordinate professional, paraprofessional, technical and clerical staff;  Interprets and applies applicable state, city, and local codes, ordinances, regulations, standards, specifications, policies and procedures pertaining to planning, zoning, land development, and land use;

·         Assists in the development and implementation of growth management, land use, transportation, facilities, annexation or other plans and codes to meet the City’s needs and any inter-governmental agreements or requirements.

·         Coordinate short and/or long-range and strategic planning functions, as well as policy and program development and implementation;

·         Manage the division responsible for processing rezoning, conditional use/special use permit, rezoning and variance applications;

·         Represent the department at various meeting, seminars and conferences and on occasion represent the department director at meetings or on projects; 

·         Responsible for personnel management/performance reviews, approval of leave and attendance records..

·         Work is performed with considerable latitude for independent decision making under the managerial direction of the Planning Director

·         Assists in the administration, design, development and construction of various municipal projects, (Parks, streetscapes, landscapes and other municipal projects)

·         Prepares and writes grant application components relating to various community development initiatives

·         Responds to local citizens inquiring about city planning, zoning regulations, and ordinances; administers the same as needed.

·         May be asked to work during the weekend, as required

·         Performs additional duties as assigned by the Planning, Building & Zoning Director


                Typical Knowledge


·         Thorough knowledge of urban planning and development and local government policies and procedures

·         Thorough knowledge of specialization such as housing, zoning, historic preservation, and economic development

·         Research methods and statistical principles related to urban growth and development

·         Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation

·         Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including recent changes

·         Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management

·         Budgeting procedures and techniques

·         Recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to municipal planning and administration.

·         Knowledge of local government procedures and practices

·         Citizen involvement techniques and processes

·         Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, or GIS




Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum requirements include graduation from a four year college or university with an undergraduate degree in city/urban planning, public administration, architecture or closely related field supplemented by experience in management and five (5) years of experience in urban planning with experience in project coordination and employee supervision; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. EOE



SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR                                                   (6 Positions)

                $10.00 Hr

                Shift:  Mon. – Fri.  (Varies between 7:30am-6pm)

                Starting: May 24th    (9 weeks)

 Must be able to supervise, organize and schedule daily activities for children ages 4-12 years. Also, must have previous experience working with children and be able to follow instructions. Must have a positive attitude and be enthusiastic about working with children. Current CPR Certification required. E.O.E.


SWIM INSTRUCTOR                      Indoor Pool

                $16.50  Hr

                Shift: Mon. thru Thurs.

                Hours: 8:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.  (4 weeks: 7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)

                Starting:  May 30th       (8 weeks)

One Year of Aquatic experience. Excellent communications skills. Must have current certifications: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, current CPR and First Aid with AED Certifications. Skilled in all phases of swimming. Must have the ability to teach and demonstrate all levels of American Red Cross Swimming Lesson Progression. Performs all task required. E.O.E.


ASSISTANT SWIM INSTRUCTOR                              Indoor Pool

                $13.20  Hr

                Shift: Mon. thru Thurs.

                Hours: 8:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.  (4 weeks: 7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)

                Starting:  May 30th        (8 weeks)

Must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.  Must have current CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification and First Aid with AED Certifications.  Must have excellent communication skills, be skilled in all phases of swimming and be dependable. Assist the Swim Instructor with teaching American Red Cross swim lessons and demonstrate skills. Perform all task required. E.O.E.



Outdoor Pool

$14.85 Hr

(40 hours per week)

Starting:  May 30th     (12 weeks)

Current Lifeguard Training Certification. Must have current CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification and First Aid with AED Certifications.  Responsible for managing all phases of the pool operation. Must have excellent communication skills and critical thinking skills.  Performs all task required. E.O.E.




LIFEGUARD                      Outdoor / Indoor Pool                      (5 Positions)

$11.00 Hr

Shift:    Hours will vary

Hours:  30 – 40 hours per week

Starting:  May 30th     (12 weeks)

Must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, First Aid with AED, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certifications. Proficient in all phases of swimming, excellent communications and critical thinking skills and must be dependable. Performs all tasks required. E.O.E.

SWIM AID                           Indoor Pool         (3 positions)         

                $8.00 Hr

                Shift: Mon. - Thurs.

                Hours: 8:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.   (4 weeks: 7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)

                Starting:  May 30th       (8 weeks)

Prior experience working with children is desirable.  Must be dependable.  Must know how to demonstrate all swim strokes. Current CPR and First Aid with AED Certifications are required. Excellent communication skills. Perform all task required. E.O.E.

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