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Recruitment: Fire & Emergency Services

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Alpharetta Firefighter. Currently we do not have any openings.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma (or GED equivalent).
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Class C Drivers License
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a current NPQ I Certified Firefighter of IFSTC Certified Firefighter
  • Must have a current AEMT, EMT-I or Paramedic Certification

To begin the process of becoming one of Alpharetta’s Finest please click on the link below.

Firefighter Pre-Selection Questionnaire

Applications must be received by Friday September 5, 2014 5:00pm.

We will not accept applications after that time.

Hiring Steps:

  • Pre-Selection Questionnaire
  • City of Alpharetta Application
  • Physical Performance Evaluation
  • Written Test
  • Oral Interview

If you have any questions please contact:

Wesley McCall
Battalion Chief

Phone: 678-297-6308

Applications should be sent to:

Attn: Wesley McCall, Battalion Chief
2565 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009


Certified Firefighter II – NPQ I/II + EMT $36,750 – 66,150

Firefighter Paramedic – NPQ I/II + PARAMEDIC – $36,750 – 66,150 (plus 8% differential)

Master Firefighter (7 years service with Alpharetta) – $36,750 - 76,150

Recruitment: Police

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Alpharetta Police Officer. At this time we are not taking applications for the position of Police Officer.

Please check back often for employment opportunities.

If you have any questions please contact:

Captain Sandy West

Phone: 678-297-6310


• Police Officer Certified- 36,750- 66,150

• Master Police Officer- 7 years with Alpharetta -76,150


1. Do you have take home cars?

Yes, under the following conditions:

• The officer shall have successfully completed the Field Training Program of the Alpharetta Police Department and be in good standing with the department; and
• The employee holds the rank of Lieutenant or higher; or
• The officer resides within the city limits of Alpharetta; or
• The officer resides within a thirty (30) minute drive time of police headquarters. This drive time is determined by optimum traffic conditions while obeying all lawful rules of the road; or
• Those personnel as authorized by the Director of Public Safety.

2. What shifts do you work?

a. Patrol Division works 12 hour shifts, consisting of day and evening hours. Traffic and other specialized units work 8 or 10 hour shifts according to their mission and function.

3. I have experience from another department; when can I apply for a specialized unit, such as detective or K-9?

a. When an opening becomes available you may apply as long as you meet the minimum requirements for the position for which you are applying. Typically, most positions require a minimum of three years relative police experience to apply.

 4. Do you pay for experience?
a. Yes, however that is determined by the Director of Public Safety and the current hiring authority. 

The City of Alpharetta is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Recruitment: 911


The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is currently accepting applications for the position of 911 Communications Officers.

Click here to apply

Communications Officer (911)

Starts on: ASAP
Location: Public Safety Headquarters
Length: Full Time
Rate: $31,500/yr.--$38,272/yr.


Under general direction of Communications Shift Supervisor, receives and evaluates calls from the public concerning crimes, fires, and medical emergencies. Specific duties include: evaluating calls for proper action; initiating Police and/or Fire response by obtaining information required for dispatching field units; and entering data into a computer as it is being received.


  • Receives, screens, processes, and monitors emergency 911 calls and non-emergency calls from the public and other police/public safety agencies by radio, telephone and computer-aided dispatch (CAD).
  • Dispatches appropriate agency personnel to incident locations.
  • Responds to requests from law enforcement personnel for license plate, driver’s license, criminal history, warrant, missing/wanted person, stolen property, or other information.
  • Operates national/state criminal information computer systems to retrieve/update criminal information and motor vehicle/license records; locates, runs inquiries, and enters updates on data such as criminal histories, warrants, driver’s license records, stolen property, or missing/wanted persons.
  • Monitors all GCIC messages received and transmitted via the CJIS Network including but not limited to inquiries, entry, clear and hit confirmation of hot files.
  • Tests equipment and makes minor repairs on same or notifies superior when/if major repairs are required. Changes tapes on recording or radio traffic and telephone calls as needed.
  • Notifies road department and other institutions of severe weather conditions and special instructions if necessary.
  • Assists in the telephone/radio/computer training of new dispatch personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job qualifies.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Two years of responsible experience and/or training that includes emergency dispatching, public safety dispatching and radio communications is desirable.
  • College level course work or vocational training in public safety dispatching and radio communications is desirable.
  • Within six months of employment, must obtain valid GCIC Terminal Operator Certification and must complete Georgia P.O.S.T. Communications Officer Certification, Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification and GCIC Terminal Agency (TAC) Coordinator Certification.
  • Bilingual is a plus.
  • Possession of a valid Georgia Class C driver’s license.

The City of Alpharetta Public Safety Department will be accepting applications for the purpose of filling openings within the Public Safety Department for the position of Communications Officer. Interested persons should submit an application (found on the City website,, in the Public Safety recruitment tab) or send to the Alpharetta Public Safety Department, Office of Professional Standards, 2565 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Accepted applications will be followed by a written test and an oral board. Applicants will be notified via postal mail or e-mail regarding the testing. Applications will be accepted until May 14. Equal Opportunity Employer

E-Verify: In accordance with state and federal law, this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph.

Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9.

IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Employer ID: 95319

Authorized On: 01/29/2008

Recruitment: Civilian

Minimum Requirements:
High School diploma or GED; or any equivalent combination of education, specialized training, and experience, which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position being applied for.

Applicants will have to complete the following background process once an application has been submitted and they are being considered for hire:

a. Successful completion of the medical exam to determine your ability to perform the essential functions of the above position.
b. Successful completion of the drug screening.
c. Successful completion of the background Investigation.
d. Final interview with the Director of Public Safety or division supervisor.

*Please note that the application process takes on average a minimum of 3 to 6 months.

*Applicants who are disqualified during the hiring process will be notified in writing whether they are eligible to reapply.

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