Police Dispatcher

Location
Boulder, CO
Posted
Sep 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Do you want to join a team dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime? The University of Colorado Police Department is accepting applications for an opportunity to become a Police Dispatcher.

The Dispatcher position protects the lives, health, safety and property of the public by expeditiously receiving, analyzing, interpreting, evaluating and prioritizing multiple simultaneous emergency requests for law- enforcement, fire, ambulance and rescue services and allocating, deploying and monitoring the activities of responding units.

Minimum requirements include one year of experience in police radio/telephone communications equipment operations. We are looking for someone with excellent critical thinking and memory recall skills who is able to remain calm under stress.



Who we are:

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community commitment to resolve problems, and to improve the safety and quality of life for all CU affiliates.

The CUPD is a full-service police agency providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community of 36,000 affiliates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Every year the department responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service.

What your key responsibilities will be:
  • Protects the lives, health, safety and property of the public by expeditiously receiving, analyzing, interpreting, evaluating and prioritizing multiple simultaneous emergency requests for law- enforcement, fire, ambulance and rescue services and allocating, deploying and monitoring the activities of responding units
  • Provides service to the University community, the general public, other public safety departments and outside agencies by receiving, analyzing, interpreting, evaluating and prioritizing multiple simultaneous non-emergency requests for information and assistance
  • Directs the request to the appropriate person, department or agency for resolution
  • Provides communications and information resource support for field units and outside agencies under various appropriate mutual aid agreements.

What we can offer:

Monthly Salary Starting at: $3,439



What you should know:
  • Note: Finalists will be requested to complete a Personal History Questionnaire at a later date with CUPD and will be scheduled for a polygraph test. The polygraph will entail disclosure of drug usage and use of illegal substances (including marijuana) could result in disqualification.
  • A job-related skills assessment and a full background/personal investigation will be conducted. Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Failure to pass any portion of the background check may result in the withdrawal of a conditional offer of employment.
  • This is an essential services position. The incumbent is required to respond after hours, during emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shift during emergency campus closures.
  • The incumbent must be available to work a flexible work schedule, including long shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Our campus is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.





Be engaged. Be resourceful. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

Qualifications

What we require:
  • *Must be a current Colorado resident in order to apply.*
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • One year of experience in police radio/telephone communications equipment operations.
  • Responsibilities of this position require the ability to see a color computer monitor and hear at normal functioning levels.
  • In order to gain access to the Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) security clearance this position is subject to a comprehensive pre-placement background check, including: criminal history, financial, motor vehicle, psychological exam, polygraph, and medical exam.

_As part of the background check process, finalists will be requested to complete a personal history questionnaire._




What you will need:
  • Strong computer skills, including the ability to type at least 35 words per minute.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including knowledge of the English language.
  • Excellent critical thinking and memory recall skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under stress.
  • Strong multi-tasking, prioritization and reasoning skills.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Previous experience in police dispatching
  • Solo certified at a police or fire communications center that serves as a 911 answering point with a population of 40,000+
  • Familiarity with CAD (computer aided dispatch)
  • Experience working in a higher education institution

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by September 19, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Click here to view Special Instructions and General Information for Veterans and Classified Staff positions.

Classified Staff positions have specific application requirements: Submit all required documents indicated in this posting. Include a current email address as communication is electronic-based. Failure to complete a timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applications MUST be completed in their entirety, including job title, duties, months and years employed, and hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis. Address qualifications, competencies and preferred qualifications in your application, as these along with previous work experience will be used to assess competencies. Answers will be verified against your application and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process. Click here to view Veteran and other General Information regarding Classified Staff positions.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work.
3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.

4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-10834.
Please do not upload references at this time.



Job Category: Administrative Support and Related

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10539 - CU Police Department

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 5, 2017

Closing Date: Sep 19, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00100898

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