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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

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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.

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07/24/08

 


CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

FF PARAMEDIC

FF PARAMEDIC

Annual Starting Salary: 40,984

Deadline: Application at all times

The purpose of this classification is to respond to fire/medical emergency calls for protection of life and property, to include controlling/extinguishing fires, performing search/rescue, and providing advanced life support to sick/injured persons.

High school diploma or GED; must possess and maintain valid Georgia Paramedic License. Must be able to complete state certification for firefighter within one year of employment. Must participate in regular continuing education activities as required to maintain level of certifications. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license with appropriate endorsement. EOE.


MECHANIC

FULL TIME
SALARY: 34,413
DEADLINE: Until filled

The purpose of this classification is to perform mechanical work involving servicing, maintenance, and repair of vehicles, light/heavy equipment, maintenance equipment, and other automotive/mechanical machinery.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs general mechanical repair work on emergency vehicles such as fire trucks aerial platforms, rescue and police vehicles, trucks, light equipment, heavy machinery, gasoline/diesel engines, generators, or other automotive/mechanical equipment.

Inspects, tests, and diagnoses problems involving various systems/components of vehicles or equipment, such as gasoline/diesel engines, ignition systems, computerized engine controls, electronic fuel injection systems, transmissions, differentials, steering systems, electrical systems, suspension systems, hydraulic systems, brake systems, drive train systems, engine cooling systems, fuel systems, charging systems, starting systems, exhaust systems, emission systems, inflatable restraint systems, heating/air conditioning systems, lighting systems, cameras/recorders, sirens, or horns.

Examines vehicles to determine necessary repair or maintenance work: conducts diagnostic computer testing; consults with drivers or equipment operators to obtain input on problems, assist in diagnosing problems, or prevent future problems; assesses body damage to vehicles; determines parts/supplies necessary to conduct repairs.

Performs appropriate repair, removal, replacement, rebuilding, or maintenance work on vehicle/equipment systems and components: removes or replaces brakes, brake pads, wheels, steering components, shocks, transmissions, vehicle cylinder heads, differentials, suspension springs, starters, alternators, water pumps, thermostats, radiators, flywheels, fuel injectors, or other components; removes or replaces engines, engine parts, and engine gaskets; checks engine timing and performance; turns, replaces, or resurfaces rotors/drums; replaces rings, bearings, and universal joints; repairs/replaces clutches; repairs or rebuilds carburetors and generators; adjusts, repairs, or relines brakes; inspects, cleans, and paints wheels/rims; performs front end alignments; replaces fuel pumps and injection pumps; repairs emergency generators; repairs air conditioning systems and recovers refrigerant; installs, removes, repairs or replaces doors, lifts, seats, radios, lights, windows, mirrors, or emergency sirens; repairs aerial ladder systems, pumps, cameras, recording systems, and customized electrical systems on fire/police emergency vehicles/equipment; installs decals and logos on vehicles as appropriate.

Performs minor body repair and general welding work: cuts metal, fills holes, and welds metal components; repairs broken/cracked parts or fabricates new parts; installs chains, hooks, and other metal components; repairs minor body/frame damage; heats/straightens body panels and removes minor dents; welds doors and side panels.

Performs routine and preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment: pumps fuel into vehicles: prepares vehicles for seasonal conditions; checks fluid levels and replaces fluids as needed; drains/replaces oil; cleans replaces batteries and filters; removes/replaces belts, hoses, fuses, bulbs, blades, skids, and other parts; flushes radiators and coolant systems; replaces spark plugs and wires; lubricates mechanical parts and greases equipment; services air conditioning systems; checks air pressure level of tires; patches holes/punctures in tires; repairs/replaces damaged tires; rotates and balances tires.

Tests vehicles, machinery, equipment, and parts for proper operations; conducts road tests of vehicles undergoing repair.

Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing vehicles and equipment, which may include a motor vehicle, utility truck, backhoe, tractor, heavy machinery, light equipment, forklift, vehicle lift, hydraulic jack, engine analyzer, tire machine, tire changer, battery charger, brake lathe, air compressor, pressure washer, generator, refrigerant recovery machine, drill, drill press, metal grinder, pump, welder, cutting torch, gauges, meters, diagnostic instruments, testing instruments, mechanic tools, or two-way radio.

Coordinates warranty work and outsourced repair/maintenance work with local dealers, garages, or other service providers.

Picks up and delivers vehicles from/to various locations; makes emergency service calls for disabled vehicles or equipment at work sites or on the road.

Transports, loads and unloads various equipment, parts, and materials used in projects.

Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep tools/equipment in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, greasing equipment, washing/cleaning vehicles and equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.

Monitors inventory of department equipment, parts, tires, tools, and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new/replacement materials; researches specifications, sources, availability, and prices of parts; receives incoming materials; picks up/delivers materials as needed.

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; reports accidents and incidents.

Maintains vehicle/equipment service records, warranty records, or other documentation of work activities.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, checklists, work orders, inspection forms, maintenance/repair records, charts, purchase requisitions, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, work orders, invoices, vehicle/equipment maintenance records, diagrams, schematics, flow charts, service manuals, service bulletins, safety recall notices, material safety data sheets, parts catalogs, directories, policies, procedures, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes database or other computer programs.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, inmate workers, community service workers, other departments, vendors, service providers, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Maintains an awareness of new parts/equipment, procedures, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in mechanics, automotive/mechanical maintenance, and vehicle/equipment operation; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving mechanics, automotive/mechanical maintenance, welding work, equipment operation, and vehicle operation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid Forklift Operator Certification. Tasks involving recovery of refrigerant require possession and maintenance of valid Air Conditioning Refrigerant Recovery Certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s). EOE

POLICE OFFICER

For details about current Police Officer positions please click here https://forestparkga.org/pd-recruitment.aspx

COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

Annual Starting Salary $34,413.23.
Deadline: Application at all times
This is telecommunications work in monitoring the City’s communications system and 911 system. Operates radios, telephones, alarm board, computer terminals and printer. Dispatches fire, police, emergency medical services and animal control personnel to respond to calls. Performs NCIC/GCIC inquires on drivers licenses, vehicle registrations and outstanding warrants. Maintains information on which emergency units are in service and tracks their location. Completion of standard high school course or its equivalent. Some experience in emergency service dispatching or in two-way radio operation. Prefer G.C.I.C. certification. This position requires an accurate typing speed of 40-45 w.p.m. EOE

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Police Dept.
Full Time
Deadline: Until Filled

This position involves working in the City of Forest Park’s Police Records Department. Previous court of law enforcement administration experience desired. Performs data entry functions, types, prepares, proof reads, and/or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, police incident reports, etc. Must be competent in general clerical principles, practices, and techniques; including organizing and maintaining files, records database and records keeping.

Performs customer service functions; provides information/assistance regarding department/division services, activities, procedures, fees, or other issues; distributes forms/documentation as requested; responds to routine questions or complaints; researches problems/complaints and initiates problems resolution. Good phone etiquette is required.
Performs some light accounting work and has knowledge of cash handling.

Must possess strong mathematical aptitude. Requires High School Diploma or equivalent; supplemented by previous experience and/or training involving general office work, data entry and computer operations. Must type 45 wpm. Also, must have knowledge of the operation and function of the computer, some exp. in Microsoft Office. EOE.

FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN

(1 Position)

Property Tax

Salary Range $31,675. To $52,693. D.O.Q.

Deadline: Until Filled


Essential Functions: Processes documentation pertaining to property taxes; maintains City tax records; verifies and updates tax files from County Digest; provides information regarding property taxes, exemptions, or related issues; receives payments and posts taxes paid to tax digest; calculates finance charges; delivers fi-fa’s to court; prepares bills and delinquent notices for mailing; bills NODs (not on digest) and settles appeals; researches delinquent tax payments; processes homestead exemption applications, changes in property ownership, and liens on property; prepares information on Bankruptcy Court; prepares tax abatements from Probate Court; assists mortgage companies and attorneys with tax issues.

Must possess Customer Service Skills, 1 year previous experience and/or training involving, accounts payable, billing, office administration and customer service or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Performs customer service functions by telephone, by mail, or in person; provides information/assistance regarding City Services, procedures, documentation, fees, or other issues; distributes, processes, and/or assist customer with various forms/documentation. Performs general clerical task, including answering telephone calls, typing, making copies, sending/receiving faxes. Performs other related duties as required in the Finance Department. The employee works with some degree of independence. Must have knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures. Typing 30-35 wpm, and interact effectively with the public. Must have High School Diploma or equivalent. Spanish is a plus. Experience with Incode or similar financial software, along with local government experience preferred. E.O.E.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

FULL TIME
SALARY: 34,413.23
DEADLINE: Until filled

The purpose of this classification is to operate/drive equipment and perform manual work associated with projects within an assigned City department/division.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Coordinates work activities of inmate workers, community service workers, or other workers: transports inmates between jail and work sites and completes inmate sign-in/sign-out records; makes work assignments; provides training and direction to workers; monitors status of work and troubleshoots problem situations.

Drives/operates a variety of trucks/equipment with specialized functions involving operation of moderately complex mechanisms, involving routine operation to drive from point to point, or involving use of basic to complex maneuvering mechanisms to perform work tasks.

Operates a variety of vehicles, equipment, and tools associated with department work activities, such as a garbage truck, trash truck, dump truck, flatbed truck, flusher truck, backhoe, front-end loader, roller, motor grader, street sweeper, asphalt loop, jackhammer, tractor, bush hog, chain saw, pitchfork, rake, pick axe, post hole digger, shovel, hand tools, or two-way radio.

Hauls, transports, picks up, loads, and/or unloads various materials associated with department activities.

Performs various tasks involving street maintenance or right-of-way maintenance projects: lays bricks; builds concrete forms for sidewalks and curbing; pours and finishes concrete; prepares road surfaces for asphalt application; lays, rolls, and smooths asphalt; repairs potholes in road surfaces; constructs asphalt driveways and driveway tie-ins; sweeps street surfaces; installs guardrails; installs stormwater drain pipes; clears stormwater ditches; performs minor surveys of grading.

Performs various tasks involving roadside maintenance, grounds maintenance, or landscaping projects: mows grass and right-of-way areas; cuts down trees; prunes tree limbs, hedges, and shrubs; removes tree limbs, brush, debris, and other materials from right-of-way areas; spreads seed, pine straw, mulch, and other grounds materials; moves dirt and grades land; applies fertilizer and herbicide; rakes ground materials; picks up and disposes of debris/litter from roadsides and ground areas; digs holes/trenches and shovels materials.

Performs various tasks involving maintenance of parks, athletic fields, and recreational facilities: cleans and maintains athletic fields; drags ball fields; applies lines and markings to athletic fields; cleans and mops gymnasium floors; cleans swimming pools and prepares swimming pool for seasonal opening; assists with setup/breakdown for special events and activities.

Performs various tasks associated with sanitation/solid waste projects/activities: drives/operates a variety of trucks/equipment to collect garbage, trash, yard debris, household goods, and other solid waste from residential/commercial sites and transport to landfill or other designated locations; picks up and delivers rear-loading or front-loading trash containers to commercial customers or other locations within the City; assists in removing containers from truck upon delivery; records data pertaining to each container issued or picked up, including customer name/address, date/time delivered or picked up, container identification number, and front/rear type of loading; picks up debris outside of trash containers, such as piles of trash, branches, yard debris, building materials, furniture, appliances, or other large items; compacts garbage on trailer; rakes, sweeps, shovels, and cleans ground around trash disposal areas and picks up remaining materials; lifts/moves heavy materials; ensures secure placement of materials on trucks to prevent shifting/falling.

Performs various tasks involving building maintenance projects: cleans buildings, sheds, restrooms, or other facilities; paints interior/exterior surfaces and equipment; performs light masonry work; replaces batteries, light bulbs, and ballasts; repairs/replaces building fixtures or door locks; assembles furniture or equipment; pressure-washes building surfaces; lifts/moves equipment and heavy materials.

Performs general/preventive maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, refueling vehicles, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.

Gathers equipment, tools, supplies, and materials needed to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new or replacement materials as required.
Follows established safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; flags traffic and sets up safety cones, barricades, barrels, and road/warning signs at work sites; performs driving functions safely and efficiently in various weather conditions; monitors traffic conditions surrounding trucks/equipment to identify obstructions, pedestrians, or unsafe traffic conditions; assists other equipment operators in maneuvering equipment within work sites; reports any incidents, accidents, problems, or unusual situations.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, vehicle maintenance records, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, vehicle maintenance records, maps, policies, procedures, regulations, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, inmate workers, community service workers, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in equipment operation and work in area of assignment; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving equipment operation and work in area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s). EOE

MAINTENANCE WORKERS

MAINTENANCE WORKER (1 Position)
Public Works Dept.
Full Time
$12.16 an hour

Deadline: Until Filled

This is semi-skilled work associated with projects and activities within the Public Works Department. Work involves helping at the Recycling Center, working around park areas; litter control, cleaning restrooms, weed eating, grass cutting, weeding planted beds and assorted park maintenance tasks. 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.

CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Planning, Building & Zoning
Salary Range: $34,413. - $57,812.
Full Time
Deadline: Until Filled

This is responsible work in the enforcement of the City’s zoning, property maintenance, litter, soil, building setback, business license, health codes and sign and housing ordinances. Work involves enforcing the provisions of the City’s Codes/Ordinances or other applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures; researches code-related issues as needed; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations. Patrols assigned areas of City and inspects various sites to determine compliance with Codes/Ordinances. Conducts investigations into potential code violations; conducts site visits, collects information, and gathers evidence; interviews witnesses, complainants, offenders, and others. Participates in court activities to pursue legal action against violators. Must be able to prepare and maintain accurate logs/records of code enforcement activities; prepare detailed reports of activities and investigations.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; Supplemented by one year previous experience and/or training. Must be able to obtain International Code Congress (ICC) Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification within the first 6 months of employment. Must Possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish) preferred.

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of object and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). EOE

FF/EMT

Annual Salary Range $ 38,985 - $65,494
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 a standard high school course or its equivalent. Must possess and maintain valid certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Advanced A. Successful completion of state-mandated basic fire fighting certification within one year of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license with appropriate endorsement.  EOE