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In addition to being a wonderful place to live and do business, the City of Sandy Springs, itself is also a great place to work for, offering a wide range of jobs and opportunities. The City’s Public-Private Partnership model of local government means that most city services are provided by private companies. You'll find links to these contractors below. Public safety jobs within the police and fire department, along with a few other positions, are hired directly through the city.

Open Positions with the City

Park Patrol Police Officer (Part Time)

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$25.25 per hour
  • Posted Date:06/28/2017
  • Deadline to Apply:07/28/2017 5:00 p.m.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Police Sergeant


Patrols assigned City owned or operated Recreation and Parks property and facilities by the use of a motor vehicle, possibly bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, or on foot to detect and prevent unlawful activity, traffic violations.  Checks suspicious vehicles, persons, or situations; investigates and reports public safety issues such as roadway hazards, malfunctioning traffic signals, damaged street signs, or other problems; investigates and reports non-criminal offenses such as non-criminal damage to property for civil reporting purposes; maintains high visibility in the community.  Responds to calls conveyed by dispatchers, including burglaries, thefts, abductions, lost or missing persons, traffic accidents, property damage, search and rescue, natural disasters, bomb threats, domestic disputes, abuse assaults, rape, fatalities, stranded motorists, any type of alarms, and any other unusual occurrence.  Utilizes community policing techniques.

The rate of pay is $25.25 per hour (maximum of 29 hours per week).  A Georgia P.O.S.T. certification and a minimum of 2 years patrol experience are REQUIRED. This position may require work on some holidays, nights and weekends. Part-time positions with the City of Sandy Springs are not eligible for any employment benefits. 

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an online application for employment which includes the Police Department Application Questionnaire by visiting .

Please note that incomplete applications and questionnaires will not be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (including traffic, criminal and civil) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.

Prevents/discovers commission of crime; issues citations; pursues fleeing suspects; apprehends arrests, and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders; conducts searches of suspects or arrestees; develops informants to provide information in criminal investigations. Transports arrestees, mental patients, members of the general public, or other individuals as needed.

Conducts preliminary investigations of complaints or incidents; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses and records statements; secures crime scenes, processes crime scenes for basic evidence, and protects integrity of evidence; gathers information and evidence, and makes photographic records of scenes; places evidence into custodial control; sends evidence to crime laboratory as appropriate, such as blood evidence in DUI cases; prepares detailed reports and sketches.

Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters, which may include lifting, dragging or carrying people away from dangerous situations, securing/evacuating people from particular areas, administering CPR or first aid, or extinguishing small fires.

Enforces vehicle operating laws, parking laws, and DUI laws; conducts field sobriety tests; uses visual observation and radar/laser speed detection units to enforce speed laws.

Operates a variety of standard and specialized machinery, equipment, and tools associated with law enforcement, which may include a police vehicle, standard/emergency vehicles, wave runner, all terrain vehicle, firearms, chemical weapons, emergency equipment, radar/laser equipment, mobile radar trailer, alcohol testing equipment, drug testing kits, processing kits, noise meter, handcuffs, restraining devices, baton, flashlight, fire extinguisher, measuring devices, photographic equipment, tape recorder, radio/communications equipment, Kevlar vest, gas mask, helmet, safety equipment, firearms training systems, telephone, hand tools, or general office equipment. Inspects/maintains assigned police equipment

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions, including day/night hours, in congested traffic, in adverse weather conditions, and in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits. Responds to traffic accidents/complaints; investigates collisions/accidents involving fatalities, personal injuries, and hit-and-run drivers; measures accident scenes and makes drawings of accidents; reviews evidence, reconstructs accidents, and makes recommendations; investigates traffic hazards; coordinates removal of debris or other hazards from roadways. Provides traffic control and/or crowd control where the situation requires.

Participates in court activities; responds to court subpoenas; assists in preparing case files and evidence for court presentation; testifies and presents evidence during court. Officers must be able to render credible testimony in a court of law.

Provides assistance or backup support to other officers, emergency medical providers, fire department personnel, state/federal law enforcement agencies, other law enforcement agencies, or other public service agencies; provides emergency response on a twenty-four hour basis as needed.

Processes various paperwork where required according to the course of duty.   Requests status reports for driver’s license, driver’s histories, criminal histories, or other information from state/national (GCIC/NCIC) criminal information computer database. Maintains current GCIC/NCIC certification.

Performs public service duties; provides general assistance to the public, such as providing directions,  inspecting properties, assisting stranded motorists, or completing VIN/tag inspections; provides general information pertaining to safety, juvenile problems, civil/criminal matters, legal assistance, ordinances, or other issues; assists visitors with filing police reports or obtaining copies of reports.

Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general public; maintains and promotes peace and order in the community; provides education and information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, gang awareness, safety, and related issues; conducts departmental tours.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems; responds to requests for service or assistance.

Officers assigned City vehicles may be requested to work during assigned off-time due to an emergency and/or unusual occurrence. Completes any other job task as requested through the chain of command.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Education: High school diploma or GED required
  • Experience:A Georgia P.O.S.T. certification and a minimum of 2 years patrol experience are REQUIRED
  • Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices and operating requirements of a police department; strong orientation to reporting on computer based records management systems; applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and codes, strong knowledge of English language for accurate report writing.
  • Abilities:Requires knowledge of Department policies, applicable City, county and state laws, ordinances and regulations and of Department policies and procedures, through knowledge of the practices, procedures techniques and equipment used in law enforcement; working knowledge of department programs, services, City locations and facilities. Must be able to interpret and enforce codes and ordinances with skill, determination, and impartiality; handle stressful or hostile situations with good judgment, skill and courtesy; and successfully pass mandatory training; comprehensive report writing. 
  • Licenses or Certificates Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.Must be certified as a Peace Officer in the State of Georgia, or completion of a Georgia approved Certified Public Safety Training Center and completion of a Field Training Program (FTO).Must be a United States Citizen.

Additional Requirements

This classification requires the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individual must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Some positions will require the performance of other essential functions, depending upon work location, assignment, or shift. All other duties assigned by Police Sergeants or through the chain of command. Some positions will require the performance of other essential functions, depending upon assignment or shift.

This position requires the employee to work weekends and nights as determined by the City’s needs.


Physical Ability: Tasks require the regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds) and occasionally heavier items (50 pounds or over).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, firearms, explosives, violence, animals/wildlife, disease, or rude/irate customers.

The City of Sandy Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Positions Hired through Private Contractors 

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Equal Opportunity Policy 

The City provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

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