Lead Public Safety Dispatcher
City of Wichita Falls, Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

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The purpose of this position is to answer emergency multiple lines and radio channels, gather information, answer questions, and dispatch or transfer calls to the appropriate units, departments or agencies. This is accomplished by answering incoming calls, gathering information, entering information and caller comments, researching general information, checking for warrant status, stolen information or other, dispatching the calls, and sending and receiving teletypes. Additional duties include notifying other departments of received requests, and transferring calls to other dispatch agencies or departments, overseeing work, training, and scheduling work as needed.

Certification & Other Requirements:
TCIC/NCIC Cert; Basic Telecommunicator/TCLEOSE Certification.

Formal Education:
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.

Experience:
Over one year up to and including two years

Supervision:
Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work.

Freedom to Act:
Receives General Direction - The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically.

Budget Responsibility:
This position has no budgetary responsibility.

Technical Skills:
Advanced - Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.

Human Collaboration Skills

Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.

Reading:
Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Math:
Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Writing:
Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Posting Date:
12-06-2012

Closing Date:
12-10-2012

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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