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:




            Full Time

            $14.33 an hour

            Deadline:  UNTIL FILLED

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 auto motive /mechanical equipment.

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.

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, etc. Coordinates warranty work and outsourced repair/maintenance work with local dealers, garages, or other service providers.

Minimum Qualifications-High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in mechanics, automotive/mechanical maintenance, and vehicle/equipment operation; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes 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. EOE



$29,795 - $41,712

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:  Taks 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


            Police Dept.


            Full Time

Deadline:  Until Filled

This is specializedsupervisory work in maintaining police and court records and in assisting incourt clerk duties. Responsible for police records and handling files for courtdockets. Bookkeeping, data entry and other clerical functions are performedthat require independent judgment and responsibility.


Must have good knowledgeof the practices and procedures involved in law enforcement record keeping, andoffice procedures and practices. Court service or legal background isdesired.  Prefer experience withsupervising people in a professional environment; good leadership qualities andexpertise in managing a records unit. Ability to accurately process, file and retrieve data. Some exp. inMicrosoft Office. Requires High School Diploma or equivalent, must type 45 wpm.EOE.



            (1 Position)

            Recreation & Leisure Dept.

            $13.69 Hr

            Full Time

            Shift: Hours will vary

Deadline:  Until Filled

Plans, develops, promotes, and supervises Recreation Programs/Services, including sports/athletics programs, recreation/leisure services, fitness programs, program registration, facility rentals, customer service, or other activities; schedules programs/activities, and schedules adequate sports officials and staff members to conduct programs/activities; organizes and coordinates soccer, volleyball, basketball, pee-wee baseball, T-ball and flag football leagues, games, and/or practices; supervises indoor/outdoor pool activities; conducts safety inspections of  athletic fields, playgrounds, and facilities; opens, closes, and secures buildings, athletic fields, and equipment, oversees general housekeeping and maintenance of facilities.


Performs customer service functions by telephone or in person, provides information and assistance related to recreational facilities, programs, activities, special events, procedure, forms, fees, or other issues, responds to routine questions, complaints, or requests for service; researches problems and initiates problem resolution.


Computer experience is desirable along with organizational skills. Must have the ability to work independently, follow orders, and work well with others. Must be trustworthy, dependable and able to work fluctuating hours.


Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by (2) years experience and/or training involving recreation program administration, pool maintenance, customer service, and basic 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 a valid Georgia Driver’s License.


Physical Ability: Task 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 (able to lift up to 50 pounds). E.O.E.



SALARY:          54,208
DEADLINE:       OCTOBER 6, 2014

The purpose of this classification is to assist the Planning, Building and Zoning Director with the daily management operations, administration and activities of the Planning, Building and Zoning Department. This position is also responsible for assisting with  managing  the work of staff  within the department, including establishing priorities, setting quality standards, and ensuring established deadlines are met;
·         Supervise subordinate professional, paraprofessional, technical and clerical staff;  Interprets and applies applicable state, city, and local codes, ordinances, regulations, standards, specifications, policies and procedures pertaining to planning, zoning, land development, and land use;
·         Assist Planning, building and Zoning  Director with various public meetings including but not limited to affiliate boards  and citizen groups;
·         Assists in the development and implementation of growth management, land use, transportation, facilities, annexation or other plans and codes to meet the City’s needs and any inter-governmental agreements or requirements.
·         Coordinate short and/or long-range and strategic planning functions, as well as policy and program development and implementation;
·         Manage the division responsible for processing rezoning, conditional use/special use permit, rezoning and variance applications;
·         Ensure accurate and consistent application of policies and regulations;
·         Represent the department at various meeting, seminars and conferences and on occasion represent the department director at meetings or on projects;  ·         Responsible for personnel management/performance reviews, approval of leave and attendance records.
·         Work is performed with considerable latitude for independent decision making under the managerial direction of the Planning Director.
·         Assists in the administration, design, development and construction of various municipal projects, (Parks, streetscapes, landscapes and other municipal projects)
·         Prepares and writes grant application components relating to various community development initiatives.
·         Responds to local citizens inquiring about city planning, zoning regulations, and ordinances; administers the same as needed.
·         May be asked to work during the weekend, as required.
·         Performs additional duties as assigned by the Planning, Building & Zoning Director.

Minimum requirements include graduation from a four year college or university with an undergraduate degree in city/urban planning, public administration, architecture or closely related field supplemented by experience in management and five (5) years of experience in urban planning with experience in project coordination and employee supervision; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.  EOE.

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