Emergency Communications Operator
City of Brownsville - Brownsville, TX

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: The purpose of the class is to assist in emergencies by providing communications support and to dispatch emergency personnel in response to reque

sts. The class is responsible for answering and monitoring emergency phone calls; collecting, entering and relaying accurate and detailed information; dispatching emergency personnel; maintaining emergency reference materials. Maintaining logs and tapes, and servicing/ maintaining equipment. The class works according to some procedures; decides how and when to do things under general supervision.

ESSENTIAL TASKS:
Answers emergency services phones, records essential information and dispatches units from appropriate agencies such as Police Department, Fire Department, or other emergency response activities.
Answers/ responds to administrative phones, other communications devices, and citizen requests; decides on appropriate courses of action, dispatches assistance as required, or refers to appropriate service agency.
Provides assistance to emergency services personnel by answering questions, researching information, or performing other services.
Maintains various logs, charts, and recordings to provide records of all emergency and non-emergency actions for follow-up investigative, administrative, or legal actions.
Operates/ maintains emergency and non-emergency equipment such as computers, printers, playback systems, CAD, and other systems.
Maintains immediately available library of emergency reference material such as computer manuals, maps, repair logs, wrecker logs, policy/ procedure SOPs, policy memos and other reference material.
Attends staff meetings to exchange information; attends in-service training and technical or professional classed, seminars, or conferences to improve technical or professional skills.
Performs routine office tasks, such as typing, filing, faxing, phoning, and copying.

INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS
DATA INVOLVEMENT:
Requires summarizing, tabulating, or formatting data or information in accordance with a prescribed schema or plan to facilitate the identification and extraction of useful information.

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT:
Requires giving information, guidance, or assistance to people to directly facilitate task accomplishment; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants.

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires operating machinery or equipment that requires extended training and experience such as electronic telecommunications equipment, electronic signaling equipment, complex GIS software, software used for programming custom applications; the application of custom or commercial emergency management and other complex software of systems.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS
REASONING REQUIREMENTS:
Requires performing skilled work involving rules. Deals with almost constant problem solving situations.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires performing basic addition and subtraction, such as making change or measuring.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires reading routine sentences, instructions, regulations, procedures, or work orders; writing routine sentences and completing routine job forms and incident reports; speaking routine sentences using proper grammar.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires clerical or technical tasks requiring a wide range of procedures with intensive understanding of a restricted field, or complete familiarity with the functions of a unit or small division of an operating agency; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Requires being responsible for actions of others, requiring almost constant decisions, affecting co-workers, crime victims, patients, others in the general public; works in a moderately fluid environment with guidelines and rules, but with frequent variations from the routine.

VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Requires high school diploma or GED and formal training, special courses, or specialized advanced training in telecommunications.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES:
Valid TX Drivers License.
Special skills or equipment certification will be required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires over three months and up to and including six months. Must be able to type at least 35-WPM. Must be fluent in English and Spanish.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and routine keyboard operations.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:
The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazard.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

ADA COMPLIANCE:
The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

BENEFITS:
The City of Brownsville offers benefits including a retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application and resume may be submitted online at http://cob.applicantpro.com
Equal Opportunity, Reasonable Accommodation Employer
If you need an accommodation, please call
(956) 548-6037 or (TDD) 1-800-RELAY TX
Email: hr@cob.us

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