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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

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

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$25.25 per hour
  • Posted Date:08/28/2018 11:27 am

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled 

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.  

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.

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.

      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.

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

      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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      Positions Hired through Private Contractors 

      For career information with companies that provide other city services, please visit their websites:

      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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