**Gwinnett County Communications Officer Local January Hiring Event**

US Government, Police Department

Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 2023
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Appointment Highly Recommended
  Gwinnett County Police Training Center
 854 Winder Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Please join us at our upcoming Gwinnett County Communications Officer Hiring Event!

This is a special opportunity to complete the entire first phase of the two-phase hiring process. Conditional job offers may be given during this event.

When applicants register online at Governmentjobs.com, they will receive a link to complete the initial data entry test (Critical) as well as a Background Book.  Both of these should be completed prior to the hiring event. Those that pass the Critical test will be offered a reservation time during the hiring event in order to complete a brief orientation, an oral interview, and a final review of their Background Book. The entire process at the event will take approximately three hours. The attire is business casual. It is suggested that you bring water and snack or any other needed items.

Walk-ups are welcome.  However, applicants that have not completed the Critical test or Background Book will need to plan a couple of extra hours at the event.

*Please note, you will not be required to attend both days of the event* 


The Gwinnett County Police Department is a nationally accredited and rapidly growing police agency located in the northeastern quadrant of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Department has an authorized strength of 930 sworn officers and 129 communication officers supported by 167 civilian employees with the responsibility of providing law enforcement services to approximately 900,000 residents within an area of 436 square miles. The department is a full service agency with numerous specialized units, to include Computer Forensics, K-9, Aviation, Technology Research, Accident Investigations, Training, S.W.A.T., Crime Prevention, Hazardous Devices, and many more. 

The Communications Division is responsible for answering both emergency and non-emergency calls for service.  The Communications Officer also dispatches Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Units.   Due to the nature of the job, the center is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

Communications Officers provide a vital service to the community by contributing to the safety and welfare of their fellow residents.  They are the first point of contact in most emergency situations and can drastically affect the outcome of a potentially otherwise dire event.   Communications officers are a lifeline to first responders and the community.

The second phase of the hiring process consists of:

  • Polygraph examination
  • Physical examination / drug screening
  • Psychological testing


**$4,200 hiring incentive for new hires**

  $42,612  with possible incentives up to:
  $43,890 (includes 3% pay incentive for an Associate’s degree)
  $45,169  (includes 6% pay incentive for a Bachelor’s degree)

 The grade for this position is B22(2)


  • High School Diploma, or G.E.D;
  • Must be an U.S. Citizen for P.O.S.T. Communications Officer Certification;
  • Two years’ experience in a fast-paced business customer service or telecommunications environment;
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, nights, holidays and weekends;
  • A professional and calm demeanor, as this is a highly stressful, demanding, fast-paced job involving life and death situations;
  • A job simulation skills test  will be administered to determine eligibility; and
  • Successful completion of both phases of the hiring process.

For information related to the position specific Essential Duties, Knowledge and Skills, and Physical requirements, click here.
 For more information about the police hiring process and standards click here.

NOTE: The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.

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