Communications Officer

Location
Denton, TX
Posted
Sep 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Number
153139

Job Title
Communications Officer

Official Title
Public Safety Specialist III

Position Number
00007519

Department
Police Services - 152500

Location
Denton

Is this an internal posting only?
No

Work Schedule
12 - Hour Shifts - Hours Vary as Needed

Department Overview
The University of North Texas Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency serving the University of North Texas (UNT) community, a 38,000 student public institution of higher education within the Dallas/Fort Worth region.

The UNT Police Department is among only 7% of law enforcement agencies nationwide to have earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The UNT Police Department is additionally accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). This dual accreditation helps to ensure the University of North Texas Police Department operates in accordance with over 500 best practice standards to offer the UNT community the highest level of professional law enforcement.

Job Description
* PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the Personal History Statement (PHS) is a requirement for this position. Please visit http://police.unt.edu/Process.html prior to submitting your online application. Failure to complete the PHS within 14 days of the online application will be considered a candidate withdrawal from the process.

The Police Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a communications officer to join our team. The communications officer is responsible for handling emergency and non-emergency calls and radio communications for the University Police Department. Job duties include:

* Receiving incoming calls/messages and connecting them with appropriate personnel or offices.
* Entering records of calls/messages for service and officer activity into the records management system.
* Maintaining records and files.
* Operating a Federal/State regulated computer system which accesses law enforcement sensitive records including driver's license, vehicle registration, and criminal warrant and history information.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a High School diploma/GED and two years of communications or related experience. Substitution of education for experience allowed.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Basic computer proficiency including keyboarding, data entry, data retrieval, electronic forms completion, and working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
* Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
* Ability to actively listen to requests for service via telephone and radio; clearly articulate questions, instructions, and information; and take appropriate action in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.
* Ability to rapidly assimilate information from a variety of sources to direct appropriate resources where they may be needed.
* Ability to function under pressure or in emergency situations.
* Ability to manage multiple tasks and activities in a fast-paced environment in accordance with established policies, procedures, and training.
* Possession of a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Basic Telecommunicator License, Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) Certification, Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS) Certification, and Texas Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center or TCIC/NCIC Full Access Certification; or ability to attain all certifications and licensure within twelve months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Current TCOLE, TLETS, and/or TCIC certifications; and
* Prior public safety communications experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS AND TO DOWNLOAD A PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT, PLEASE VISIT THE UNT POLICE WEBSITE AT:

http://police.unt.edu/Process.html

*** APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL A QUALIFIED POOL OF APPLICANTS IS IDENTIFIED. ***

* PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the Personal History Statement (PHS) is a requirement for this position. Please visit http://police.unt.edu/Process.html prior to submitting your online application. Failure to complete the PHS within 14 days of the online application will be considered a candidate withdrawal from the process.

Is this a security sensitive position?
Yes

Driving a University Vehicle?
Yes

Job Open Date
09-05-2017

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis
Monthly

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

Quicklink for Posting
jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63826

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