Major/Essential Duties of Job
Receives sixteen weeks of on-the-job training from Police Communication Officers to gain familiarity and experience; receives incoming emergency/non-emergency telephone calls from the general public and disseminates information via radio for all law enforcement, medical and emergency personnel; monitors all telecommunications equipment including State and National computers; operates data terminals for the National Crime Information Center/Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems and personal computers for the University Police Department (UPD) computer network; monitors and responds to activation of a comprehensive closed circuit television and computer alarm security system, including 911 and medical emergency notification, and coordinates with all appropriate agencies and personnel; performs related duties as required.
Required Education and Experience
High school graduation or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Two (2) years full-time employment or military service. New hires must successfully pass keyboarding test, communications performance evaluation and complete background investigation. Flexibility to work rotating shifts and holidays; ability to work under stress; public relations skills. Ability to comprehend technical aspects of communications equipment. Required to work after hours emergency calls and scheduled and unscheduled overtime. Requires ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience
Vocational or college courses in mass communications. Previous experience as a dispatcher in law enforcement/911 service. TCLEOSE certification as a telecommunications operator.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Flexibility to work rotating shifts and holidays; ability to work under stress; public relations skills. Ability to comprehend technical aspects of communications equipment. Required to work after hours emergency calls, scheduled and unscheduled overtime.
Salary Starting salaries for positions may be negotiable based on qualifications and experience
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