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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. 

Open Positions with the City

Part-time Police Officer (P.O.S.T. Certified)

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$25.25 per hour
  • Posted Date:08/28/2019 2:52 pm

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled 

To apply, please visit our Career Center   

Part-time Police Officer (P.O.S.T. Certified)  

The rate of pay for certified, part-time Police Officers is $25.25 per hour. (maximum of 56 hours per biweekly pay period and minimum of 12 hours per week)  This position may require work on some holidays, nights and weekends. Applicants must be available to work Monday – Friday between 7 am and 6 pm or Friday - Sunday, dawn to dusk. Part-time positions with the City of Sandy Springs are not eligible for any employment benefits.  
  
Job Description   

Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties involved in the enforcement of laws and prevention of crimes; duties include providing general courtroom security and coordinating the transfer of inmates from local holding facility to required court appearances; patrolling and monitoring parks, controlling traffic flow and enforcing State and local traffic regulations and participating in and conducting a variety of criminal investigations. This position provides a high level of customer service and integrates the community into policing activities; participates in community based police activities and programs; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services and activities. Performs other duties as required.  
  
Essential Functions

• Provides general courtroom security and coordinates the transfer of inmates from local holding facility to required court appearances; participates in court activities; responds to court subpoenas; assists in preparing case files and evidence for court presentation; testifies and presents evidence during court.

• Patrols designated areas of the City in car, by foot, or other means to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; maintain awareness of and remain alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress; issues warnings and citations.
• Responds to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complaints, animal control, and related incidents; responds to and provide assistance at a variety of public service type calls that are non-criminal in nature.
• Conduct preliminary investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned or incidents observed; determines what, if an crime has been committed; identifies, collects, preserves, processes, photographs, and books evidence, locates and interviews victims and witnesses; identifies and interrogates suspects.
• Prepares and serves search and arrest warrants; apprehends and arrests offenders for crimes committed under Federal, State, and local laws and codes; controls and effectively process individuals under the influences of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations.
• Patrols assigned areas; performs a full range of traffic enforcement duties; observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions, assists and advises motorists; use radar to detect speed; issues citations and warnings; investigates traffic accidents; coordinates traffic patterns during special events; conducts special enforcement details including DUI; seatbelt; and child safety seat checkpoints.
• Directs traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency situations; provides traffic and crowd control at parades, festivals, riots, and other events.
• Provides assistance or backup support to other officer, emergency medical providers, fire department personnel, state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies, other public service agencies, provides emergency response on a twenty-four hour basis needed.
• Processes required paperwork during scheduled tour of duty. Requests and process status reports for driver’s licenses and histories, criminal histories, and other information through NCIC and GCIC database.
• Serves as liaison an public relations officer for the assigned area; established and preserve good relationship with the public; may develop reliable informants and provide intelligence information to divisional and/or departmental personnel; attends community meetings and neighborhood associations on a regular and ad-hoc basis.
• Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses; may respond to requests for assistance from agencies outside City for mutual aid in the suppression of civil disturbances, apprehension of criminals or other related requests.
• Participates in continuous training to enhance law enforcement skills including defensive driving skills, apprehensions and arrest techniques, investigated skills, and general law enforcement skills.
• Performs a variety of administrative and other types of duties in support of law enforcement services, programs, and activities; attend meting; prepares and submit new releases; maintain and calibrate specialized equipment.
• Prepares a variety of reports including those on activities, operations, arrests made, unusual incidents observed; prepares investigative report and case information.
• Testifies in juvenile, civil, traffic, municipal and criminal courts, and parole and MVR hearings; prepares and presents evidence; responds to mandatory court calls during irregular hours.
• Answers questions from the public concerning local and State laws, procedures, and activities of department.
• Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and transports prisoners.
  
Minimum Qualifications

• Current Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) Basic Law Enforcement Certification Minimum 2 years Law Enforcement / Patrol experience.
• Must possess a valid US Driver’s License, must possess a GA Driver’s License at time of employment. 
• Must successfully complete all steps in the hiring process including: Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation. 
• Must successfully pass post-offer polygraph examination, psychological and medical evaluation and drug screen. 
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
• Writes clearly, accurately, concisely, and legibly using correct English, grammatical construction, and spelling, reads and interprets complex technical documents in English. 
• Express him/herself in a clear, distinct, and understandable manner when speaking to individuals, to people of different socio-economic level, before various public and community groups, and when testifying. 
• Exhibits good customer services skills. Ability to interpret, applies, and makes decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. 
• Must have substantive knowledge of and experience with community policing principles and practices and gang and drug oriented programs/strategies.

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

If you have any questions regarding the SSPD or the recruitment process, contact Officer E. Rodriguez at 770-551-3306.

Steps in the Hiring Process –
All applicants must successfully complete or pass each step in the process to be considered for employment.
Step 1:
Submit your Application - The application is available for download when the Sandy Springs Police Department is actively recruiting.
Step 2:
Background Packet - Upon successful completion of the physical fitness assessment, the applicant will receive a background booklet which will be completed within a period of time indicated by the Background and Recruiting Officer. The applicant will be scheduled for a meeting with the Background Investigator to review the booklet.
Step 3:
Panel Interview - The Sandy Springs Police Department will schedule eligible applicants for an interview based on current or future manpower needs. Applicants will be interviewed by an interview panel which is made up of Sandy Springs Police Personnel of various ranks. The interview panel will either recommend, or not recommend the applicant for further consideration.
Step 4:
Background Investigation
Step 5:
Conditional Offer of Employment – Applicants who successfully complete the steps above, and if a vacancy exists, will be given a conditional offer of employment. Once the applicant accepts the conditional offer of employment, the applicant must successfully complete the following steps.
Step 6:
Interview with the Chief of Police, Executive Staff and/or Designees.
Step 7:
Polygraph Examination
Psychological Examination
Step 8:
Medical Examination / Drug Screening
Step 9:
Final Offer of Employment

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Interested in Volunteering?  Visit our volunteer opportunities page.

Those interested in volunteering at the Performing Arts Center can call 770.206.2063. Note that this number is for volunteer opportunities only.  

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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