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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:

Communications Operator:

Fire Application:

Police Application:





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.

Certified Police Officer

Annual StartingSalary
$40,803 - Certified with Master's Degree
$39,285 - Certified with Bachelor's Degree
$37,597 - Certified with Associates Degree
$36,753 - Certified with High School Diploma/GED
$35,146 - Non-certified (while in academy)

The City of Forest Park Police Department is an Internationally Accredited and State Certified department located nine miles south of the City of Atlanta.  The City has an advantageous location, having convenient access to Interstate I-75 and Interstate I-285 and just five miles east of Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l Airport. 

Forest Park is accepting applications for full-time Certified (preferred) and Non-Certified Police Officers.  The duties include:

Providing protection of life and property, enforcement of federal, state and local laws, respond to emergency/non-emergency situations, investigation of criminal activity and specialized duties within an assigned unit which may include the Uniformed Patrol, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) or other areas. 

The City of Forest Park has excellent benefits;

City pays 100% of single coverage for:

Health, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance.  

·        Family Insurance is $14 per week. 

·        The City has a Retirement Plan with five (5) year vesting. 

·        The (10) paid holidays

·        12 days’ Vacation and Sick Leave. 

·        Twelve (12) Hour Work Schedule - Three day weekend every other week. 

·        Bonus pay for:

o   College Degrees

o   Police Experience

o   POST certifications

o   Bilingual skills

·        Lateral transfers will be considered for certified officers

Must have the ability to communicate with a variety of people in stressful situations.  Think quickly and retain composure in stressful and emergency situations.  Ability to exercise good judgment in different types of situations, learn quickly and thoroughly.  Must have the ability to gather information and interpret pertinent facts.  High School Diploma or GED; Valid Driver’s License, be at least 21 years of age; pass a physical, drug screen and extensive background investigation.  The job posting may be viewed and an application downloaded by visiting:  Job Line: 404-608-2309.  Please mail completed applications to: The City of Forest Park,785 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA. 30297.  Phone Number: 404-608-2347. EOE

Job Contact Phone: 404-608-2347  Job contact Email: Apply via Company Name: City of Forest Park   Education Level: High School     Employment Type: Full-Time  


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.


Salary Range $36,827.70 To $61,871.25.

Deadline: Until Filled

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; provides direction and training to volunteer workers, coaches, officials, or other workers; recruits instructors for classes; conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations.

Coordinates daily work activities: organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.

Ensures compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; explains policies and procedures to individuals using facilities or participating in programs; handles situations involving excessive noise, disruptive behavior, or other problems; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees, program participants, and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Plans, administers, and supervises a diversified recreation program for all ages; plans, schedules, and supervises recreational programs, classes, activities, and special events; plans seasonal programs and distributes notices to schools, civic groups, and other organizations; directs major recreation events and programs, including senior programs/activities, senior trips, concerts, festivals, parades, holiday events, food events, and special events; coordinates setup of appropriate facilities for each event; obtains speakers for special events; schedules officials and workers to cover each event.

Assists management with program development; represents the department in matters involving program operations and promotion of programs/activities; assists in evaluating effectiveness of programs, procedures, and use of resources; recommends and/or implements improvements as needed.

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by college level course work or vocational training in recreation program administration; supplemented by (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes recreation program administration, public interaction, and 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 valid GA Driver’s License. EOE


$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.


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.


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


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.