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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

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:

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Fire Application:

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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.


RECREATION SUPERVISOR (1Position)

Recreation & Leisure Dept.

$14.37 an Hour

Full Time

Shift: Hours will vary

Deadline: Until Filled

Plans, develops, promotes, and supervises Recreation Programs/Services, including sports/athletics programs, recreation/leisure services, fitness programs, program registration, facility rentals, customer service, or other activities; schedules programs/activities, and schedules adequate sports officials and staff members to conduct programs/activities; organizes and coordinates soccer, volleyball, basketball, pee-wee baseball, T-ball and flag football leagues, games, and/or practices; supervises indoor/outdoor pool activities; conducts safety inspections of athletic fields, playgrounds, and facilities; opens, closes, and secures buildings, athletic fields, and equipment, oversees general housekeeping and maintenance of facilities.

Performs customer service functions by telephone or in person, provides information and assistance related to recreational facilities, programs, activities, special events, procedure, forms, fees, or other issues, responds to routine questions, complaints, or requests for service; researches problems and initiates problem resolution.

Computer experience is desirable along with organizational skills. First Aid with AED, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certifications are desirable. Must have the ability to work independently, follow orders, and work well with others. Must be trustworthy, dependable and able to work fluctuating hours.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by (1) year experience and/or training involving recreation program administration, pool maintenance, customer service, and basic supervision; 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 Driver’s License.

Physical Ability: Task 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 (able to lift up to 50 pounds). E.O.E.


FF/EMT

Annual Starting Salary: 35,441

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.

High school diploma or GED; must possess and maintain valid certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Advanced. Must be able to successful complete state certification for firefighter within one year of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license with appropriate endorsement. EOE.


EVENTS COORDINATOR

 Salary: DOQ

Part – Time

Deadline: Until filled

The Events Coordinator is responsible for the planning, execution, and marketing of city events.

Essential Functions:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

1. Support event planning and preparation to include coordination of city events including but not limited to reservation of facility, registration, and all logistical details from start to finish

2. Execute all special events for the city (i.e. State of the City, Fun Friday Events, Health Fair, Food Truck Events)

3. Manage pre-event meetings and debriefing meetings

4. Manage all ribbon cutting/grand opening ceremonies

5. Manage city’s website, email notifications and social media

6. Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements:

Knowledge of general office practices and terminology

• Skilled in Microsoft Office

• Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public

• Ability to create art work for promotional materials

• Ability to communicate and work with the community groups and various city departments

• Ability to manage projects simultaneously

• Ability to operate routine office machines, including fax machines and copiers

• Ability to operate a PC, perform date entry and print documents

• Ability to provide excellent customer service in person and by telephone

• Ability to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends

Physical Demands

The work is light and requires handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental activity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

Work Environment

Able to maintain a pleasant and courteous demeanor working in a fast paced environment

• Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other employees and the general public

• Communicate effectively in person, by telephone, and by e-mail with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other employees and the general public

• Meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks under pressure

• Work in a multi-task environment

• Maintain a professional appearance and attire

• Requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

Education/Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or any related field preferred; and three (3) years of experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Other Requirements:

Valid Georgia Class C Driver’s License with satisfactory record, as defined by City policy

• Proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to legally work in the United States

• Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test


POLICE OFFICER

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

SWIM INSTRUCTOR

$17.32 Hr

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. Must have excellent communication skills and critical thinking skills. Performs all task required. E.O.E.


MANAGEMENT ANALYST

Salary Range: $40,984.65 - $68,852.70
Full-Time
Deadline: Until Filled

The purpose of this classification is to administer grants, coordinate special projects and conduct research and analysis for the City and various departmental functions and operations. Work at this level is of a responsible, technical or professional level relative to a supporting role in the management of a division, department, or operation, but without supervisory or managerial responsibilities. All authority and autonomy inherent in this classification is at the discretion of and delegated by the City Manager.

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.

Researches and administers grants for various stated and federally funded programs; compiles and submits grant applications; researches funding sources and program opportunities, assists City with grant activities; monitors and ensures compliance with all requirements for awarded grants; and monitors budget expenditures to track revenues and expenses.

Conducts operational research, productivity analyses and management studies to assist in the management of City operations, programs, and services: researches information pertinent to task or project; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares or generates reports; makes recommendations for changes in policies and procedures to improve operations; provide more responsive service, and/or optimize the use of resources; develops recommendations for changes in City and departmental policies and procedures; and provides technical assistance and information to management to aide decision making.

Coordinates special projects for the City, including the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects, management studies, introduction of new programs, and various professional services: assists in defining the scope of the project; identifies and recommends proper allocation of financial, material, and human resources committed to the project; formulates solutions and resolves problems; facilitates implementation of the project; and provides administrative support to the project as needed. Work at this level usually relegated to coordination of the City’s participation in major, city-wide projects, and serves in a secondary or subordinate role to the City Manager.

Assists the City and department managers with strategic and long-range planning for departmental operations; participates in planning efforts at the local level; keeps City manager apprised of developments at the state and federal level that impact the City; monitors pending legislation for impact on
operations; and oversees compliance with new legislation.

Prepares agenda items for and attends City Council meetings.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a field related to assigned operation (accounting, human resources), or equivalent technical experience and three years of experience in area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of education; training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. May be required to possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License.

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

Data Utilization
: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Incudes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization
: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and /or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude
: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude
: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions, and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning
: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.


ADA COMPLIANCE

Physical Ability
: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors
: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions; however some field work with exposure to minor environmental conditions may be a function of assignment.



The City of Forest Park, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals and disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Salary Range: DOQ
Full-Time
Deadline: Until Filled

This is professional economic development work of consisting of planning, business and industry recruitment and retention, redevelopment, expansion and/or relocation. Work involves considerable public contact to collect and disseminate information regarding the City of Forest Park. The employee in this class prepares comprehensive economic development reports, identifies commercial and industrial clients and determines their expansion/relocation needs, and assists downtown merchants and property owners with physical improvement projects. Other duties involve performing economic planning activities include preparing grant applications, conducting special area studies, interpreting maps and aerial photographs and researching ownership and parcel data. The work is performed under the general direction of the City Manager and is reviewed for results through reports and conferences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are normal for this position. Work with department heads or other City staff, elected officials, developers, engineers, community organizations, and the general public in order to coordinate all phases of community development. General responsibilities include coordinating and implementing projects and programs that support commercial, office and industrial development; business attraction; business retention; development of public facilities and infrastructure; small business development initiatives; and other economic development activities.

Provide assistance to prospective and existing businesses and industries to obtain information on local codes and ordinances affecting development and growth.

Consult with Chambers of Commerce, business organizations, community groups, industrial development authorities and other governmental agencies regarding economic development planning and projects.

Identify suitable sites for commercial and industrial development.

Develop and conduct on-going public awareness programs designed to promote the central business district and to foster an understanding of the Downtown Development Authority’s goals and objectives.

Work with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to obtain advice and technical assistance on downtown revitalization projects.

Conduct research regarding demographic trends, development patterns and other City planning issues.

Review, analyze and assess the impact of major commercial and industrial developments on the city.

May provide staff support to the Downtown Development Authority.

May provide staff support to the Planning, Building and Zoning Affiliate Boards

Performs related work as required


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban and regional planning, public administration or related field. Thorough experience in the field of economic development, planning and community development or related field. Any equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.


DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals, principles and practices of economic development.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional planning.

Skilled in presenting complex ideas and programs to elected officials, community organizations and the general public.

Ability to conduct technical planning research.

Ability to speak persuasively and effectively in public.

Ability to present verbal and written recommendations in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, City elected officials, community groups, business organizations, state/federal agencies, and the general public.


The City of Forest Park, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals and disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

POOL MAINTENANCE

Indoor/Outdoor Pool

$10.00 Hr

(10-15 hours per week)

CPO Certified Preferred. Needs to be able to work flexible hours. Responsibilities include cleaning and vacuuming pools, pool decks, restrooms, and pump rooms. General knowledge of pool equipment and chemical management required. Performs all task required. E.O.E.


CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Planning, Building & Zoning

Salary Range: $31,284. - $52,556.

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


PLANNING, BUILDING AND ZONING DIRECTOR

Salary: DOQ
Full Time
Deadline: Until filled
The City of Forest Park is seeking a Planning, Building and Zoning Director to implement policies, procedures and zoning ordinances. Under the general supervision of the City Manager, the Director provides the highest level of professional leadership, management and strategic direction to the PB&Z Department.

The Director shall be responsible for establishing policies and procedures for departmental conduct as it relates to building codes, housing codes, zoning, property maintenance codes and land development. Oversees plan review for commercial/residential construction and inspection process to ensure code compliance. Interprets city ordinances and recommends updates as needed.

Prepares department budget, manages department revenue and compiles annual reports. Prepares necessary staff reports for presentation to affiliate boards, i.e., Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, Construction Board of Appeals and Architectural Design Review Board.

Manages all department staff which includes interviewing, hiring, and training employees, assigning and directing work, completing performance evaluations, disciplining employees and resolving problems.

Ensures that staff within the department help/assist business owners, developers, property owners, residents and real estate professionals to understand the process and requirements for planning and zoning which precede the building permit process.

A wide range of related duties are required and assigned to this position.

The ideal candidate shall bring several years of responsible government planning experience; Bachelor’s in Planning, Public Administration or other related training, education and experience. Possession of International Code Council (ICC) Building Official Certification or obtain within twelve (12) months required. Possession of valid Georgia Driver’s License required.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Public Works Dept.
Full Time
Deadline: Until Filled
Preferable applicant will have experience in asphalt repair and concrete finishing. This is semi-skilled work in the operation of light construction and maintenance equipment, which also requires the exercise of manual labor. Must be able to operate a dump truck, back hoe, front-end loader, street sweeper and any other job related Public Works’ equipment. Responsibilities might include operation of a tractor, lawn mower and other field equipment. Drives a truck to and from work sites. May operate leaf vacuum truck. Handles asphalt, cement, gravel and other materials in storm drain and street repair work and uses tools incidental to those repairs. Must have knowledge of the operation and maintenance techniques of equipment.
Tasks require the ability to exert heavy 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); 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. Possession of a CDL class B GA Driver’s License. E.O.E.

FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN, PRINCIPAL

Salary Range $40,984.65 - $68,852.70

Deadline: Until Filled

Provides direction, training, guidance, and assistance to employees; coordinates daily work activities, and troubleshoots problem situations. Consults with Director of Finance and other officials to review City financial operations. Assists in interpreting, applying, and ensuring compliance with established policies/procedures, governmental accounting standards, and all other applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Maintains and monitors general ledger activity through daily, monthly, and annual posting of financial transactions, including cash receipts and journal entries; maintains accounting transactions in accordance with prescribed accounting procedures. Reconciles bank credit card statements; reconciles general ledger control accounts with various subsidiary journals and registers; produces necessary correspondence as needed.

Must have experience with Incode or similar financial software, along with Local Government experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes governmental accounting, general accounting, financial reporting, fiscal record maintenance, budget administration, and basic supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. E.O.E.


FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN, SR.

Salary Range $29,897.70 - $50,229.90

Deadline: Until Filled

The employee in this class must be proficient in one of these specialized activities, but also expected to be knowledgeable of all other activities listed: Performs a variety of general accounting/bookkeeping functions, such as preparing journal entries, balancing cash, balancing bank accounts, calculating data, entering/posting financial data, balancing/reconciling reports, researching financial discrepancies, correcting data errors, maintaining financial records, generating reports, or submitting mandatory reports.

Performs Payroll responsibilities, by collecting, and entering data. Tasks includes updating payroll records; entering exemption changes, insurance coverage information, wages, job titles, and other necessary information. Resolves Payroll discrepancies through collection of information from departments and other sources. Provides, on need to know basis, Payroll information by answering questions and requests. Maintains employee confidentiality and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

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. Receives payments for various services, citations, business license fees, property taxes, yard sales etc. Performs general clerical task, including answering telephone calls, typing, making copies, sending/receiving faxes and performs other related duties as required in the Finance Department. The employee works with some degree of independence.

Must have High School Diploma, Post-secondary training in basic accounting, experience with Incode or similar financial software, along with Payroll experience preferred. Typing 30-35 wpm, and be able to interact effectively with the public. E.O.E.