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Communications Technician I

FLSA: Hourly

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SALARY RANGE:

(019) $13.56 an hour     $28,204.80 a year

BENEFITS. Annual leave, sick leave; paid holidays; pension plan; medical and life insurance.

NATURE OF WORK:

The selected candidate will perform beginning-level communications work dispatching calls for police or fire service. Training will be provided in the various aspects of communications work.

Under general supervision, the selected applicant must be able to exercise initiative and independent judgment in determining how to respond to requests for service. An important aspect of this position is the ability to respond to emergencies in a controlled and expeditious manner. In addition, selected candidates will maintain the service status of all mobile units for assigned area, dispatch units by radio through the use of signal codes, record emergency calls or complaints, maintain records, operate a video terminal and a teletype, and perform related work as required.

Applicants must be willing and able to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. In addition, applicants must be willing and able to deal effectively and professionally with all types of people under very difficult circumstances, and be able to simultaneously handle a variety of tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A high school or vocational school diploma; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. In addition, keyboarding skills are required. Preference may be given to individuals with previous dispatching experience or individuals with bilingual skills (English/Spanish). A character and background investigation will be conducted on candidates who are selected for employment. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment medical examinations.

EXAMINATION:

Qualified applicants will be required to take and pass a computer-based skills assessment.

TEST DATES AND TIMES:

First submit your application for employment, and then contact our office for information regarding test dates and times.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: February 10, 2009.

Posted: 01-27-10 (007441)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 2/10/2010 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.