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Post Date: 12/8/2003
Vacancies: *
Range: B23: $32,649-$52,271
Title Code: 606201
Close Date: OPEN

Job Summary:

Incumbent in this class is a sworn officer responsible for providing law enforcement services to the citizens of Fulton County. Responsibilities include preventing crimes, preserving the peace, and making arrests.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the first level within a ten-level police classification series. Police Officer I is distinguished from Police Officer II in that the former serves as the entry-level class and possesses a lesser degree of law enforcement experience; whereas the latter possesses a greater degree of law enforcement experience and provides guidance, advice, and one-on-one training to the Police Officer I. Incumbent in this class works night and weekend shifts as required.

Essential Duties:

Transports arrested persons to the County jail. Undertakes initial investigations. Performs general patrol and traffic duties. Responds to service calls. Arrests perpetrators, guards the scene, renders first aid to injured persons, and takes stolen, lost, or abandoned property into custody. Investigates all complaints assigned. Reports evidence of domestic violence, delinquent parents, or juveniles to a supervisor or appropriate authority. Responds and reports runaway children, people who are lost, senile, or mentally deficient. Takes every lawful means to prevent the commission of crimes and preserve the peace. Performs other tasks as established by the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Council (POST).


Operating and maintaining the usage of firearms, police radio, and other equipment; Preparing and presenting oral and written communication;Operating a motor vehicle; Reading maps and symbols; Making decisive decisions; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the general public;Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Office practice, procedures, and equipment; Federal, state, and local criminal codes; Principles and practices of criminal justice and public safety; Rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing area of assignment; Safe use and care of firearms and other standard and specialized law enforcement equipment (i.e., tow-way radio, motor vehicle, etc.);
Principles and practices of emergency planning.


Completion of two (2) years of accredited college course work OR experience as a police officer with a public law enforcement agency may be substituted for academic education at a ratio of two (2) years of experience for each year of education required.


Valid State of Georgia Drivers License. (as required by position assignment)


If requested, must submit to a psychological profile test. Must possess a valid Georgia Drivers License at the time of appointment. Must be at least twenty (20) years of age. Must conform to the following qualifications as required by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act:
Be a citizen of the United States; Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (G.E.D.). POST must evaluate and approve all military G.E.D. certificates; Not have been convicted by any state or the Federal government of any crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison or institution; nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for the purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of a motor vehicle when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered; Be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record; Be of good moral character as determined by established standards and procedures; Have an oral interview with the hiring authority or designated representative(s) to determine applicants appearance, background, and ability to communicate; Be found, after examination by a licensed physician of the Fulton County Health and Wellness Department, to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect exercising the powers or duties of a peace officer; and Successfully complete a job related academy entrance examination provided for and administered by the council in conformity with state and federal law. Such examination shall be administered prior to entrance to the basic course provided for in Code Sections 35-8-9 and 35-8-11. The council may change or modify such examination and shall establish the criteria for determining satisfactory performance on such examination. Peace officers who do not perform satisfactorily on the examination shall be ineligible to retake such examination for a period of six (6) months after an unsuccessful attempt. The provisions of this paragraph establish only the minimum requirements of academy entrance examinations for peace officer candidates in this state; each law enforcement unit is encouraged to provide such additional requirements and any pre-employment examination as it deems necessary and appropriate.


The examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed.
If selected, an official (raised seal) college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work shown on the application.


To Apply: Completed application forms will be accepted at the County Personnel Dept., 141 Pryor St., Suite 3030, Atlanta, Ga 30303.

It is the policy of Fulton County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit; without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.
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