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:




Police Dept.

            $11.15 an hour

            Full Time

Deadline:  September28, 2015

Thisposition involves working in the City of Forest Park’s Police RecordsDepartment.  Previous court of lawenforcement administration experience desired. Performs data entry functions, types, prepares, proofreads, and/orcompletes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, police incidentreports, etc.  Must be competent ingeneral clerical principles, practices and techniques to include organizing andmaintaining files, records database and records keeping.


Performscustomer service functions; provides information/assistance regardingdepartment/division services, activities, procedures, fees, or other issues;distributes forms/documentation as requested; responds to routine questions orcomplaints; researches problems/complaints and initiates problems resolution.Good phone etiquette is required.


Performssome light accounting work and has knowledge of cash handling.  Must possess strong mathematical aptitude.Requires High School Diploma or equivalent; supplemented by previous experienceand/or training involving general office work, data entry and computeroperations. Must type 45 wpm. Also, must have knowledge of the operation andfunction of the computer, some exp. in Microsoft Office.  Bilingual Required. 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  



Salary Range:  $27,156 – 45,622

Full Time

Deadline:  Until Filled    



This is complex and responsible work performing payroll,accounting and administrative functions. Payroll experience along with TylerIncode Software experience is preferred. The employee in this class must beproficient in accounting and bookkeeping procedures. Performs a variety ofgeneral accounting/bookkeeping functions, such as preparing journal entries,balancing cash, balancing bank accounts, calculating data, entering/postingfinancial data, balancing/reconciling reports, researching financial discrepancies,correcting data errors, maintaining financial records, generating reports, orsubmitting mandatory reports. Also, must be skilled in performing moderatelycomplex mathematical computations.


The employee provides documentation, records, or other assistanceto internal/external auditors as required. Maintains file system of departmentfiles/records. Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments,court officials, law enforcement personnel, vendors, etc. and interactseffectively with the public. Position involves maintaining confidentiality ofdepartmental issues and documentation.


Minimum Qualifications includes High School Diploma, GED orequivalent and two years in bookkeeping/accounting procedures. Must beproficient in 10 key, be knowledgeable of the operation and function of thecomputer, some experience in Microsoft Office and be able to type 30-35 wpm.Spanish is a plus. E.O.E.




Annual Starting Salary:  $33,754
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 standard high school course or its equivalent.  Successful completion of state mandated basic fire fighting training and certification as a basic emergency medical technician.  E.O.E.


Planning, Building &Zoning

Salary Range: $29,795. - $50,054.

Full Time

Deadline:  Until Filled

This is responsible workin the enforcement of the City’s zoning, property maintenance, litter, soil,building setback, business license, health codes and sign and housingordinances. Work involves enforcing the provisions of the City’sCodes/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 tocorrect deviations or  violations.Patrols assigned areas of City and inspects various sites to determinecompliance with Codes/Ordinances. Conducts investigations into potential codeviolations; conducts site visits, collects information, and gathers evidence;interviews witnesses, complainants, offenders, and others. Participates incourt activities to pursue legal action against violators. Must be able toprepare and maintain accurate logs/records of code enforcement activities;prepare detailed reports of activities and investigations.


MinimumQualifications: High School Diplomaor GED; Supplemented by one year previous experience and/or training. Must beable to obtain International Code Congress (ICC) Property Maintenance andHousing Inspector Certification within the first 6 months of employment. MustPossess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Bilingual (fluent inEnglish and Spanish) preferred.


Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert very moderatephysical effort in light work, typically involving some combination ofstooping, 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

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