Frequently Asked Questions - Administrative Jobs

Frequently Asked Questions

Administrative Jobs

Q. What is the address and area of Atlanta where I would be working?

A. The Department of Public Safety has Administrative positions statewide.The address to Headquarters (where most of the Administrative positions are located) is 959 East Confederate Avenue, 30316. (Near Grant Park)

Q. What is the hiring process?

A. The hiring process includes the following steps:

  • Application
  • Interview
  • Conditional job offer
  • Polygraph
  • Background
  • Final job offer

Q.Is there an age requirement?

A. The minimum age is 18.

Q. Do you require any specific work experiences?

A. Minimum and preferred job qualifications differ with each job and are included on each job posting.

Q. What hours will I be working?

A. The standard working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We also offer alternative flexible work schedules if they can support business needs.

Q. What kind of tests will I be required to take?

A. The required tests will vary by department.

Q. What is the pay structure?

A. Pay is determined by the Grade level of the job. Pay within Grade levels is determined by the State of Georgia.

Q. How often are pay raises given?

A. As with all state employees, pay raises are granted by the Georgia General Assembly and are not guaranteed at any interval.

Q. What are the opportunities for advancement?

A. Opportunities vary by department. Employees, who meet qualifications, may apply for job postings inside or outside of their department.

Q. Will I be required to work shifts? Weekends? Holidays?

A. Normally, Administrative positions are staffed Monday through Friday. Unusual circumstances or emergencies may require an employee to work different shifts, weekends and/or holidays.

Q. Will I have my background investigated?

A. Yes, we conduct Background investigations on all Administrative employees. Q. Will I be polygraphed? A. Yes.

Q. Why does it take so long to get an interview?

A. The interview is typically the final step in the process. Interviews are only held when a position is actually available. This time period will vary. You will be contacted by Human Resources if chosen to interview for a position.

Q. Is there a training process?

A. Yes. Usually you will have a department orientation and on-the-job-training by a qualified person.

Q. Are there any core skills required for administrative positions?

A. Core skills will vary by position.

Q. How can I check the status of my application?

A. We cannot contact each candidate that applies, but will contact those who will be interviewed.

Q. How will I know if the position has been filled?

A. Check our website to see if the position has been removed, or email employment@gsp.net

Q. How long will it be before I receive a call for an interview?

A. Often this can take several weeks. The hiring manager reviews all qualified applications and selects those who will be chosen for an interview.

Q. How do I find out about available jobs that can be applied for?

A. Visit our employment opportunities page for all of our available positions.

Q. Do you allow for teleworking?

A. Teleworking is approved on a departmental basis by the Director of that department.

Q. What is your website address?

A. www.dps.ga.gov

Q. What is the Employment phone number?

A. (404) 624-7553

Q. What is the email address for the Employment section?

A. employment@gsp.net

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