State Patrol Communications Specialist
Nebraska State Government - Norfolk, NE

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Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to your applicant information. Failure to complete all areas of your employment application may result in your application being disqualified from our selection process.

Examples of Work:
Operates radio, teletype, Communication Aided Dispatch (CAD), various computer systems and telephone communications devices to collect and distribute restricted access, mission critical information to and from law enforcement officers and other public safety workers. Communicates with the public in routine and emergency situations. Successful candidate must be able to maintain positive working relationships while performing duties in close proximity to co-workers.

Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: Experience in communicating with others. Must be at least 18 years of age. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent to ensure successful completion of required training. Applicants must successfully pass pre-employment dispatch testing, hearing and eyesight exams, and security and background checks. Applicants must successfully complete Combined Law Enforcement Information Network (CLEIN) training. Applicants must become NCIC Certified within twelve months from the date of hire. Failure to do so will result in termination of employment.

PREFERRED: Experience working as a communications dispatcher.

OTHER: Must be able to work shifts, weekends and holidays. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to your applicant information. Failure to complete all areas of your employment application may result in your application being disqualified from our selection process. Applicants will be screened for a record of criminal activity and criminal history using a fingerprint-based check employment or assignment and before unconditional employment is offered. Applicants must be free of felony convictions. Applicants cannot maintain a continuous association or dealings with persons, groups, or organizations that they know, or should know are persons or groups or organizations under criminal investigation or indictment or who have a reputation for present, ongoing involvement in felonious or criminal behavior. Applicant must successfully complete an extensive background screening prior to being employed, which includes completion of a Personal History Questionnaire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: radio communication signals, formats, and codes; agency policies, rules, and regulations concerning communications and information dissemination; agency policies and procedures concerning emergency and non-emergency situations; criminal and vehicle law and related terminology; geography and topography of assigned area including major highways, intersections, and landmarks. Ability to: communicate both verbally and in writing; discern different levels of sound (telephones ringing, alert tones, etc.) and for listening to phone conversations or hearing the radio over other noise in the communication center; make rapid independent decisions while multi-tasking; withstand workload pressures; possess good vision in order to perform the task of reading and relaying teletype messages; track officers on computer displays; monitor access to communications room on television monitor, etc.; verbally communicate information distinctly, concisely, and non-emotionally under extreme stress; communicate effectively with people from all sectors under diverse and often stressful circumstances; maintain logs, manuals, and references in accordance with agency policies and FCC regulations. Skill in: operating communication center equipment; entering and retrieving information from CAD, NCIC, NLETS, and NBLETS.