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:




POSTING DATE: November 5, 2015



Planning, Building and Zoning Department

$21.62 an hour (for not longer than sixmonths)

Deadline: Until Filled


This is a grant-funded position to aidin the implementation of the Quality of Life Program (QOL) facilitated by theCode Enforcement Division. The QOL Program is an initiative that was created topreserve and improve the quality of life, housing and neighborhoods within theHUD eligible Low Income Limit (LI) communities of Forest Park. The City hasfour census tracts with median incomes that classify within the HUD eligibleLow Income Limits criteria.


Under limited supervision, the NSO willinspect the overall condition of existing housing/property and determine complianceor non-compliance of housing codes and ordinances; conduct inspections of foreclosed,vacant, abandoned or derelict properties; prepare various forms, maintainrecords, draft reports and serve as a primary contact person andinterface with the public concerning QOL Program activities, communityinvolvement or other public policy matters; serve as a referral source and liaison between the citizens ofForest Park and the Housing Authority of Clayton County for the Housing UrgencyGrant Program (HUG) or any other applicable housing initiatives. Assist theClayton County/Forest Park Land Bank in the identification, acquisition anddisposition of properties and assist the city in the identification andregistration of  foreclosed and vacantproperties within the city limits 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


APPLY: CITY OF FOREST PARK         785 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA30297

(404) 608-2309           WEBSITE:

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:  $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.

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