Communications Officer / Police Department
Athens Clarke County HR Department - Athens, GA

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Please submit the original Employment Application and Communications Officer Questionnaire together either in person or via mail to our office at 375 Satula Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. These forms may be downloaded using the links in the Job Details section on the right-hand side of this notice. You may provide an official high school transcript in lieu of a copy of your high school diploma.

The purpose of this job is to perform specialized work duties involving receiving/processing requests for emergency assistance within the telecommunications section. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to; receiving, classifying and prioritizing incoming emergency calls; dispatching appropriate police and emergency personnel; operating telephones, communications equipment and law enforcement computers; acting as a liaison between callers and police/fire/emergency representatives; and performing additional tasks as assigned.

Qualified applicants must possess:
1. A high school diploma or equivalent;

2. United States citizenship as required by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.); and

3. Certification for NCIC and GCIC or the ability to obtain that certification.

Applicants must pass the Communications Officer Entry Level test which consists of a typing test and a reading and comprehension test.

One year of experience in radio and telecommunications or related experience; and skill in oral/written communications, dealing with the public, making decisions accurately and rapidly, and maintaining records and writing reports are preferred. See job description below for further details.

This merit system position requires that the employee satisfactorily complete a 12-month probationary period. This is a safety sensitive position; therefore, it will be included in the random drug testing as referred to in the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance.

This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.

Athens-Clarke County maintains a drug-free workplace and it is a condition of employment that all employees be drug free.

Notice: Drug and Alcohol use by Athens-Clarke County employees during assigned working hours, in government buildings or on government grounds or otherwise while on government business is prohibited. This shall include the use of illegal substances, the abuse of prescription medications and the use of alcohol. Employees who test positive for drug use shall be terminated.

Miscellaneous Information If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Lori Pollock at