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Welcome to the City of McDonough’s Jobs Board and thank you for your interest in employment with the City of McDonough.

How to Apply for Employment with the City of McDonough
1. The City has three different applications. Choose the correct application to complete depending on the position for which you are applying. 2. Applications also can be picked up at City Hall, 136 Keys Ferry Street, McDonough, Georgia.

3. All General and Fire applications are to be submitted to City Hall, 136 Keys Ferry Street, McDonough, Georgia, or scanned and e-mailed to, unless the job announcement instructs differently. All Police applications are to be submitted to the Police Department at 50 Lawrenceville Street, McDonough, GA.

Applications are accepted only when a position is posted.

What happens after I file my application?

Applications are reviewed by the hiring department and a decision will be made on which applications move forward to the interview process. The length of the screening process varies depending on the volume of applications received for the particular job posting. For any further questions regarding the application process, please call 770-957-3915 or e-mail

The City of McDonough does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability or another other class or status protected by law. The City of McDonough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Certified Police Officer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$20.66 per hour
  • Posted Date:08/30/2018 10:31 AM


Police Officer 

The City of McDonough is accepting applications for several full-time certified Police Officer positions. Applicants must be Georgia P.O.S.T. certified and have thorough knowledge of criminal justice system and local, state, and federal laws.  

Minimum requirements:  completion of  High School Diploma or GED; twenty-one years of age; pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and alcohol test, and extensive background investigation; possess a valid State of Georgia driver’s license (Class C); have a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record; Georgia P.O.S.T. certified.

Click here for complete job description. 

Excellent benefits include: 

*Starting salary:  $20.66 per hour ($42,980.28 annualized)

Additional compensation for college degree and certain approved certifications 

*City pays 100% towards single coverage for Health, Life, Dental, and Short and Long-Term    Disability, and pays 75% of dependent health and dental coverage 

*GMA defined benefit retirement plan with 5 year vesting and several early retirement options.  Higher benefit formula after 10 years.  City contributes 100% towards the plan 

*Take home vehicle for anyone living in Henry County or within 10 miles outside of Henry County line 

*Paid vacation, holidays and sick leave 

*12 hour shifts, every other weekend off

A Police Application must be completed and returned to McDonough Police Department, 50 Lawrenceville Street or emailed to  Applications can be obtained at the Police Department or online at  

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. 

The City of McDonough is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace. 

Posted 8/30/18

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