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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Planning, Building and Zoning Department

(1 Position)

$21.62 an hour (for one year)

Deadline: Until Filled


This is a one year, grant-fundedposition to aid in the implementation of the Quality of Life Program (QOL)facilitated by the Code Enforcement Division. The QOL Program is an initiativethat was created to preserve and improve the quality of life, housing andneighborhoods within the HUD eligible Low Income Limit (LI) communities ofForest Park. The City has four census tracts with median incomes that classifywithin the HUD eligible Low Income Limits criteria.


Under limited supervision, the NSO willinspect the overall condition of existing housing/property and determinecompliance or non-compliance of housing codes and ordinances; conduct abatementinspections of abandoned or derelict properties; initiate abatementproceedings; prepare various forms, maintain records, draft reports and serve as aprimary contact person and interface with the public concerning QOL Programactivities, community involvement or other public policy matters; serve as a referral source and liaisonbetween the citizens of Forest Park and the Housing Authority of Clayton Countyfor the Housing Urgency Grant Program (HUG) or any other applicable housinginitiatives. Assist the Clayton County/Forest Park Land Bank in theidentification, acquisition and disposition of properties within the citylimits in eligible low income communities.


The NSO may also serve as aninterpreter/public education officer for the non-English speaking LatinAmerican population who reside within identified LI census tract(s). The NSOwould distribute public educational materials that will be printed in Englishand Spanish to explain/enforce various city ordinances, including informing thepublic of the application process for subdivisions, variances, conditional usepermits, appeals, and other Planning, Building and Zoning issues.


Able to operate a motor vehicle topatrol designated areas, personal computer, digital camera, and general officeequipment; to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database,e-mail, Internet, and other computer programs and also utilize a handheldtablet to access code enforcement case management software to enter/recordreal-time information regarding property status and condition.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, PublicPolicy, Government or a related discipline is preferred.

Or an Associate's degree with coursework emphasis in engineering, construction, and code enforcement; supplementedby three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes codeenforcement, building/housing inspection, affordablehousing and community development or generalbuilding constructions; or any equivalent combination of education, training,and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilitiesfor this job. Geographic Information System (GIS) knowledge desired. Mustpossess a valid Georgia Driver's License. Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish)preferred. EOE


Planning, Buildingand Zoning Department


Salary Range: Grade17; 37,712 - 63,358


Deadline: November21, 2014


Under limitedsupervision, performs technical and supervisory work in the enforcement of theapplicable federal, state, and local codes and ordinances. Is responsible forcoordinating daily work activities; prioritizing and assigning work; monitoringstatus of work and inspects completed work. Ensures staff compliance with allapplicable laws, rules and regulations, standards and policies and procedures.Provides information and assistance concerning codes/ordinances; informs thepublic of the application process for subdivisions, variances, conditional usepermits, appeals, and other Planning, Building and Zoning issues. Supervisor isresponsible for coordinating activities involving inspections, investigations,issuance of citations and enforcement of city codes and ordinances. Individualattends and participates in various meetings, promotes positive publicrelations within the community. Codes Compliance Supervisor is responsible fora wide range of duties.


Must be able toprepare various forms, reports, correspondence, performance evaluations, dailyactivity reports, etc. Able to operate a motor vehicle, personal computer,digital camera, and general office equipment; to include the use of wordprocessing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, Internet, and other computerprograms.


Associate's degreewith course work emphasis in engineering, construction, and code enforcement; supplementedby three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes codeenforcement, building/housing inspection, or general building constructions; orany equivalent combination of education, training, and experience whichprovides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. GeographicInformation System (GIS) knowledge desired. Must possess a valid Georgia Driver'sLicense. Must possess or be able to complete the minimum of hours ofcurriculum required for the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (GACE)Certificate as a Code Enforcement Officer. Other statecertification will be considered. Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish)preferred. EOE


            (1 Position)

            Dept.:  Support Services

            $11.15 anhour

            Full Time

            Deadline:  December 1, 2014

This position involves working in the City of Forest Park’sArchives. Must be competent in general clerical principles, practices andtechniques to include organizing and maintaining files, records database andrecords keeping.


Maintains file systems, makes copies, and shreds/destroysconfidential or obsolete documents. Prepares files for document scanning andreview. Identify records which are not on the Imaging System. Coordinate thetransfer of documentation to the Police Department. Work also involves purgingrecords, organizing the storage area and answering phones.


This position requires knowledge of computers and generaloffice procedures and practices. Ability to establish and maintain effectiveworking relationships with others. Ability to accurately process, file and retrieve data. Requires HighSchool Diploma or equivalent and type 25-30 wpm.  Ability to operate a personal computer,telephone, copier and fax machine. Must be able to provide guidance, assistanceand perform general mathematical functions. Must have at least one year ofgeneral office experience, OptiView/Scan experience and electronic documentfiling and a Personnel background a plus. Also, must have good communicationsand interpersonal skills, and be detailed oriented.


Physical Ability: Tasks require lifting and carrying recordsand files weighing up to forty pounds on a routine basis, also, somecombination of carrying, pushing/pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, andcrawling. Work involves some climbing and balancing. Archives are kept at alower temperature than normal rooms. Tasks involve extended periods of time ata keyboard or workstation.  E.O.E.


            Part Time

            (1 Position)                

            Public Works Dept.

            20-24 Hours Per Week (Weekends are required)

            $10.52  an hour

Deadline:  December 1, 2014

This is semi-skilled workassociated with projects and activities within the Public Works Department.Work involves helping at the Recycling Center, working aroundpark areas; litter control, cleaning restrooms, weed eating, grass cutting,weeding planted beds and assorted park maintenance tasks. May be required towork in other divisions within the Public Works Department.


Tasks require the abilityto exert physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing andbalancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling,crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling ofmoderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involveheavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). Performance of essentialfunctions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


Minimum Qualifications:High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by previous experience and/or traininginvolving street maintenance, or any equivalent combination of education,training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills andabilities for this job. Possession of a valid Georgia Driver’s License. E.O.E.

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