Police Technician (Police Dispatcher)

Tallahassee, FL
Mar 17, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41426

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 03/29/2017


Florida State University Police Department.


Performs 911 police dispatcher communications.
Maintains radio communication with all police officers, parking enforcement, sworn administrative personnel and investigators through the use of various radio equipment and computer software applications.
Operates the Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC) teletype terminal to respond to requests for criminal information from police units in the field.
Performs administrative procedures and completes paperwork required for the successful operation of the Communications Center and the coordination of the departmental field activity.
Implements and performs all special and emergency procedures and coordinates units responding to emergency situations.
Receives information regarding persons of interest for use by officers in the field or for background investigations.
Acts as a liaison with other divisions of the University and with local and state law enforcement and judicial agencies, including the Sheriff's Office warrant unit as they require assistance with the apprehension of wanted persons on campus.


High school diploma or equivalency and one year experience related to the duties of this position.
(Note: or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to one year.)
Experience using personal computers.
Good telephone etiquette, basic mathematical and excellent customer service skills.
Must be able to work assigned schedule and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to use good judgment, differentiate emergency situations from non-emergency situations and handle confidential information.
Ability to work 12-hour shifts on a rotating schedule.
A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain.


Experience working in an office setting. Knowledge of and ability to apply related University policies, procedures, principles and practices. Ability to utilize existing police record computers and programs. Ability to develop, compile and implement reports, logs and training materials.

Anticipated Salary Range

Starting salary is mid to high $20,000.00


12-hour shifts on a rotating schedule.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=ers/application/application_veterans_preference, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034. IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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