Planning, Building and Zoning Department
$21.62 an hour (for one year)
Deadline: Until Filled
This is a one year, grant-fundedposition to aid in the implementation of the Quality of Life Program (QOL)facilitated by the Code Enforcement Division. The QOL Program is an initiativethat was created to preserve and improve the quality of life, housing andneighborhoods within the HUD eligible Low Income Limit (LI) communities ofForest Park. The City has four census tracts with median incomes that classifywithin the HUD eligible Low Income Limits criteria.
Under limited supervision, the NSO willinspect the overall condition of existing housing/property and determinecompliance or non-compliance of housing codes and ordinances; conduct abatementinspections of abandoned or derelict properties; initiate abatementproceedings; prepare various forms, maintain records, draft reports and serve as aprimary contact person and interface with the public concerning QOL Programactivities, community involvement or other public policy matters; serve as a referral source and liaisonbetween the citizens of Forest Park and the Housing Authority of Clayton Countyfor the Housing Urgency Grant Program (HUG) or any other applicable housinginitiatives. Assist the Clayton County/Forest Park Land Bank in theidentification, acquisition and disposition of properties within the citylimits in eligible low income communities.
The NSO may also serve as aninterpreter/public education officer for the non-English speaking LatinAmerican population who reside within identified LI census tract(s). The NSOwould distribute public educational materials that will be printed in Englishand Spanish to explain/enforce various city ordinances, including informing thepublic of the application process for subdivisions, variances, conditional usepermits, appeals, and other Planning, Building and Zoning issues.
Able to operate a motor vehicle topatrol designated areas, personal computer, digital camera, and general officeequipment; to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database,e-mail, Internet, and other computer programs and also utilize a handheldtablet to access code enforcement case management software to enter/recordreal-time information regarding property status and condition.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, PublicPolicy, Government or a related discipline is preferred.
Or an Associate's degree with coursework emphasis in engineering, construction, and code enforcement; supplementedby three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes codeenforcement, building/housing inspection, affordablehousing and community development or generalbuilding constructions; or any equivalent combination of education, training,and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilitiesfor this job. Geographic Information System (GIS) knowledge desired. Mustpossess a valid Georgia Driver's License. Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish)preferred. EOE
Salary Range: $37,712- 63,358
Deadline: Until Filled
Under limited supervision, performs technical andsupervisory work in the enforcement of the applicable federal, state, and localcodes and ordinances. Is responsible for coordinating daily work activities;prioritizing and assigning work; monitoring status of work and inspectscompleted work. Ensures staff compliance with all applicable laws, rules andregulations, standards and policies and procedures. Provides information andassistance concerning codes/ordinances; informs the public of the applicationprocess for subdivisions, variances, conditional use permits, appeals, andother Planning, Building and Zoning issues. Supervisor is responsible forcoordinating activities involving inspections, investigations, issuance of citationsand enforcement of city codes and ordinances. Individual attends andparticipates in various meetings, promotes positive public relations within thecommunity. Codes Compliance Supervisor is responsible for a wide range ofduties.
Must be able to prepare various forms, reports,correspondence, performance evaluations, daily activity reports, etc. Able tooperate a motor vehicle, personal computer, digital camera, and general office equipment;to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, Internet,and other computer programs.
Associate's degree with course work emphasis inengineering, construction, and code enforcement; supplemented by three (3)years previous experience and/or training that includes code enforcement, building/housinginspection, or general building constructions; or any equivalent combination ofeducation, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge,skills, and abilities for this job. Geographic Information System (GIS)knowledge desired. Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License. Must possess or beable to complete the minimum of hours of curriculum required for the GeorgiaAssociation of Code Enforcement (GACE) Certificate as a Code EnforcementOfficer. Other state certification will beconsidered. Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish) preferred. EOE
Dept.: Support Services
Deadline: December 1, 2014
This position involves working in the City of Forest Park’sArchives. Must be competent in general clerical principles, practices andtechniques to include organizing and maintaining files, records database andrecords keeping.
Maintains file systems, makes copies, and shreds/destroysconfidential or obsolete documents. Prepares files for document scanning andreview. Identify records which are not on the Imaging System. Coordinate thetransfer of documentation to the Police Department. Work also involves purgingrecords, organizing the storage area and answering phones.
This position requires knowledge of computers and generaloffice procedures and practices. Ability to establish and maintain effectiveworking relationships with others. Ability to accurately process, file and retrieve data. Requires HighSchool Diploma or equivalent and type 25-30 wpm. Ability to operate a personal computer,telephone, copier and fax machine. Must be able to provide guidance, assistanceand perform general mathematical functions. Must have at least one year ofgeneral office experience, OptiView/Scan experience and electronic documentfiling and a Personnel background a plus. Also, must have good communicationsand interpersonal skills, and be detailed oriented.
Physical Ability: Tasks require lifting and carrying recordsand files weighing up to forty pounds on a routine basis, also, somecombination of carrying, pushing/pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, andcrawling. Work involves some climbing and balancing. Archives are kept at alower temperature than normal rooms. Tasks involve extended periods of time ata keyboard or workstation. E.O.E.
Public Works Dept.
20-24 Hours Per Week (Weekends are required)
$10.52 an hour
Deadline: December 1, 2014
This is semi-skilled workassociated with projects and activities within the Public Works Department.Work involves helping at the Recycling Center, working aroundpark areas; litter control, cleaning restrooms, weed eating, grass cutting,weeding planted beds and assorted park maintenance tasks. May be required towork in other divisions within the Public Works Department.
Tasks require the abilityto exert physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing andbalancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling,crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling ofmoderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involveheavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). Performance of essentialfunctions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
Minimum Qualifications:High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by previous experience and/or traininginvolving street maintenance, or any equivalent combination of education,training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills andabilities for this job. Possession of a valid Georgia Driver’s License. E.O.E.