The City of Forrest City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Police Department Opportunities:

The Forrest City Police Department is constantly looking for motivated, dedicated professionals for both Police Officer and Communication positions.

Starting pay for a non-certified police officer based on civilian educational level is $26,912.00 to $28,712.00 per year. Certified Police Officer positions start at a minimum of $29,243.00 to $33,443.00 per year depending on education and certification level.

A Dispatcher position starting pay varies from $20,632.00 per year to $22,432.00 per year depending on education level.

All employees receive a raise at the completion of the first year of service with the Forrest City Police Department. Employment benefits include: paid vacation (three weeks for officers/two weeks for civilian) and paid sick leave (20 days per year) after one year of service for police and civilian, Municipal League Health Insurance coverage which covers medical, dental and vision; LOPFI retirement for officers and APERS for civilian employees; education and longevity pay incentives. College tuition will be reimbursed by the city up to an Associates Degree. Overtime pay and Compensation time is also provided to employees.

Please contact the Forrest City Police Department at (870) 633-3434 for employment opportunities.

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Children & Youth Services Assistant

Job Classification

Full-time, with benefits

Hourly Wage



Must be able to work a 40-hour week.

Library Hours

Monday 9:00 – 6:00
Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 9:00 – 4:00
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Education Requirement

High School diploma

Job Duties

This position’s principal responsibility is creating and implementing children’s and youth programming. Conducts story times and visits local schools and daycares to promote reading. Responsible for advertising and promoting programs using social media, local radio and newspaper.

Other duties include working the circulation desk and assisting patrons with public computers.

Job Requirements

Computer knowledge, including being familiar with the Internet and basic computer programs, is required. Must have good public service skills and the ability to operate basic office equipment. Must also be willing to work an occasional evening or Saturday, if needed.