Dispatcher (Part time)
Dispatcher (Part time)
About College of the Holy Cross:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members -- students, faculty and staff -- in a community marked by freedom, mutual respect and civility. Job candidates of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Incumbents of this position transmit messages from a radio communications base station; monitor various radio frequencies; operate radio transmitting and receiving equipment; maintain records and logs of messages; search files to obtain information; coordinate radio communications; and perform related work as required. Oversees and monitors communications and dispatch activities in order to ensure compliance with governing laws, rules and regulations. Serves as the first point-of- contact for callers and walk-in customers requesting service from the Department of Public Safety. Reviews all dispatch logs for completeness, accuracy and punctuality, handles confidential information appropriately.
Advises, directs and interprets emergency calls for service and initiates police, fire and emergency medical response, as needed, to incidents. Initiates emergency alerts for notifying or updating campus personnel of ongoing emergency conditions. Monitors intrusion, duress, fire and card access alarms and notifies and directs the appropriate personnel to respond. Monitors police scanner from the Worcester Police Department and advises Holy Cross police personnel of emergency types of calls occurring in the general Holy Cross property area. (coming soon) Operates a multi-line telephone system, emergency telephone system, and directs calls to appropriate personnel, providing information as requested. Documents all pertinent information relating to incidents on campus, personnel matters, etc. on the computerized incident reporting management system. (police log) Receives and relays LEAPS/CJIS terminal information to appropriate police personnel. Prepares and submits electronic work orders to the Facilities Department (when applicable). (training needed) Initiates (and documents) employee call-backs for maintenance emergencies, after normal business hours. Initiates telephone notifications to various College officials in the event emergencies or other critical incidents, as directed by the on-duty supervisor. Updates, organizes, and maintains, all emergency response manuals; alarm codes, and applicable policy manuals kept within the dispatch area. Dispenses keys to authorized persons following prescribed sign-out and retrieval procedures. Follows departmental policies and appropriate laws. Attends required trainings. Actively supports the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the police department; strives to create and support a student centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence. Embraces the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and supports the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation. Provides flexible, responsive and high quality service to all students, community, or staff, and continuously assessing processes and procedures and revising accordingly. Performs other duties as assigned. This position is part of the bargaining unit represented by the Holy Cross Public Safety Association.
High school diploma required. Ability to pass a NCIC/LEAPS/CJIS exam in order to be certified to operate confidential informational electronic search equipment dedicated to law enforcement and community caretaking. Ability to pass professional emergency dispatch certification course and exam. Accuracy and ability to use good judgment required. Computer knowledge as well as prior telephone operator and radio dispatcher experience preferred. Good interpersonal skills required. Ability to pass a drug test and both a personal and criminal history background investigation. Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor. Must not have been convicted of any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug. Accuracy and ability to use good judgment required. Computer knowledge as well as prior telephone operator and radio dispatcher experience preferred. Good interpersonal skills required.
Ability to read, write legibly and comprehend the English language and use proper English grammar. Ability to speak English clearly and distinctly, and to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner. Ability to multi-task, maintain a calm demeanor, and make quick decisions in a high-stress emergency situation. Ability to gather information through questioning individuals and by examining records and documents. Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols, and to maintain accurate records. Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information. Ability to enter data into a Computer Aided Dispatch software program. Ability to type with 35 WPM with proficiency. Ability to work independently with little supervision. Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships. Ability to read computer screens for extended periods. Ability to hear under adverse conditions. Ability to work overtime with little or no notice, shift work, weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights. Hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Varied schedule.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and professional references.
This is a part time, non-exempt position.
This position is part of the bargaining unit represented by the Holy Cross Public Safety Association.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
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Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.
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