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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.

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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

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

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

Salary Range 77,843 - 130,777 DOQ

Deadline: Until Filled

The purpose of this classification is to provide, direct and manage all computer systems activities for the City of Forest Park. Plans and directs the development and administration of the City’s systems to include the management of all hardware, operating systems, systems and applications software, and the personal computer network. Maintains and controls hardware and software functions of all City departments. Performs applications software analysis, design, development and management providing conceptual and/or technical advice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

Prioritizes, coordinates, oversees and provides desktop support on various system needs such as Microsoft operating systems, network connectivity, PC hardware, business application software, Microsoft Office Products, and telephony equipment. Oversees work of technicians. Project leader on complex desktop projects and network projects involving new devices and upgrades. Assists in network administration and trouble-shooting. Installs and upgrades local area network hardware, software telecommunication service.

Provides technical support and problem solving assistance to City employees regarding computer hardware and software problems; resolves problems either over the telephone or onsite; diagnoses problems to determine if they are caused from the software program, the employee’s application, or the hardware.

Coordinates and conducts various projects involving software development, modification, or implementation; reviews work orders and identifies priorities; establishes projected timeframes for completion of projects and conducts projects accordingly; schedules regular maintenance work; assists in planning/ scheduling major projects.

Writes new Computer programs or modifies existing programs. Maintains/enhances existing or completed software applications to meet changing requirements of users.

Communicates with hardware/software service representative and technical support representatives; provides information concerning operational and/or mechanical problems as appropriate.

Configures and maintains the City’s Internet connection and all related components such as the City’s Web page and E-mail; coordinates and updates City of Forest Park internet Web Page; and tracks all business related correspondence delivered to the City via E-mail.

Troubleshoots and diagnoses basic problems with LAN/WAN equipment, and connections including workstations, servers, printers, modems, and peripheral equipment, including: remote access hardware and software error debugging, conducting various test on components, equipment and software to ensure components are working properly, orders parts and supplies as directed and needed.

Installs, upgrades, configures, and repairs printers, external drives, scanners, communication drivers, and packaged software programs on new and existing personal computers, including performing configurations of new desktop images according to City standards.

Performs system backups and restoration. Manages security access issues; Resets user password; Performs server maintenance; resets login issues; repairs and/or replaces hardware; maintains software for daily operations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Programming, or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes computer programming, software configuration, data analysis, database design/administration, networking systems, computer operations/ maintenance, and project coordination; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Supervisory experience is required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Programming, or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes computer programming, software configuration, data analysis, database design/administration, networking systems, computer operations/ maintenance, and project coordination; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Supervisory experience is required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. EOE

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.

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

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN, SENIOR

FULL TIME
SALARY: 32,887.
DEADLINE: Until filled

The purpose of this classification is to process financial documentation/information at an advanced level, provide customer service, and maintain financial records relating to an assigned function.

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.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with financial operations of an assigned function, within designated timeframes and per established procedures.

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 assists customers with completion of various forms/documentation; responds to routine questions/complaints and initiates problem resolution.

Performs data entry functions by keying data into computer system; enters, retrieves, reviews or modifies data in computer database; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections.

Processes documentation pertaining to payroll for City employees; establishes new employee files in computer system; enters payroll data such as pay rate, tax withholding, voluntary deductions, child support, or other data; reviews timesheets for accuracy and researches discrepancies; enters hours worked, vacation, sick time, or other data into computer; prints and reconciles reports; prints, sorts, and distributes payroll checks and registers; issues disbursements of employee deductions to appropriate agencies and organizations.

Receives payments for various City fees/services, such as utility services, ambulance services, business license fees, alcohol license fees, property taxes, citations, false alarm fines, yard sale fees, special charges, or other fees/services; records transactions and issues receipts; posts payments into computer and to appropriate accounts; closes out and balances cash drawers; prepares bank deposits or forwards revenues as appropriate; prepares bank deposits of revenues from all City departments; conducts research associated with payments as needed; prepares various reports/records.

Processes documentation pertaining to billing and customer account activities; opens/closes accounts and answers questions regarding customer accounts, charges/payments, due dates, or other information; updates information on accounts as needed; prepares and mails bills and late notices for various fees/services; receives payments on accounts; posts payments and adjustments to customer accounts; reconciles accounts and payments; processes final bills; generates various reports.

Processes documentation pertaining to business licenses; provides information regarding business licenses, required documentation, and procedures; reviews completed business license applications; forwards routing sheets for approval; types approved business licenses and enters data into computer; balances computer reports to verify accuracy of data entry; notifies applicants of applicable license fees; receives payments from applicants and issues licenses; forwards revenues as appropriate.

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 settled appeals; researches delinquent tax payments; processes homestead exemption applications, changes in property ownership, and liens on property; prepares information for Bankruptcy Court; prepares tax abatements from Probate Court; assists mortgage companies and attorneys with tax issues.

Processes documentation pertaining to citations; receives citations for processing; verifies citation dates and researches citation information in computer as needed; researches potential warrants associated with citations; refers to bond schedule to obtain citation fees; receives contempt letter from records department and attaches to citations; receives and posts payments for citations; mails receipts to customers; checks citations off list.

Processes documentation pertaining to accounts payable; reviews invoices, court orders, or other payable documents for accuracy, completeness, and proper authorization; matches invoices with receiving tickets, purchase orders, and statements; assigns proper vendor numbers and budgetary codes to each expenditure; enters invoice data into computer to process payment; processes payments to county/state courts according to court orders; generates reports and balances payments; generates accounts payable checks; processes monthly reconciliation reports and adjustments to reports for use in reconciling line item budget reviews; researches discrepancies on invoices and works with vendor/department for problem resolution; sets up new vendor numbers as needed.

Processes incoming/outgoing mail; sorts, opens, and/or distributes incoming mail; processes outgoing mail; transports mail to/from post office as needed.

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.

Provides documentation, records, or other assistance to internal/external auditors as required.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, lists, logs, checks, bills, delinquent notices, vendor records, account records, aging reports, balance sheets, general ledger reports, journal entries, tax digest, budget reports, audit reports, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, lists, payments, time sheets, personnel/payroll forms, invoices, court orders, business license applications, citations, County tax digest, bankruptcy notices, adjustment sheets, journal entry sheets, bond schedules, accounting guidelines, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, manuals, charts, directories, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Operates a personal computer, postage machine, cash register, check signing machine, general office equipment, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, Internet, or other computer programs; performs basic maintenance of computer system and office equipment, such as backing up data or replacing paper, ink, or toner.

Monitors inventory of department equipment, supplies, forms, or other materials; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new/replacement items.

Maintains file system of department files/records; prepares and sets up files; reviews, sorts and organizes documents to be filed; files documents in designated order; retrieves/replaces files; boxes/packages obsolete documentation for storage.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, court officials, law enforcement personnel, vendors, third party administrators, customers, the public, government agencies, outside agencies, and other
individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Maintains confidentiality of departmental issues and documentation.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

May perform notarization of documents as needed.

Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, typing documents, making copies, or sending/receiving faxes.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by college level course work or vocational training in basic accounting, bookkeeping, office administration, customer service, and personal computer operations; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes bookkeeping, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, office administration, customer service, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. May require possession and maintenance of valid State of Georgia Notary Public certification. EOE