EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

Location
Edinburg
Posted
Nov 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

Posting Number: SRGV3625
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: University Police
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To receive and prioritize Emergency and non-emergency calls and telephone calls from the public. Enters information into a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, and processes non-emergency and routine request for police and security services. May provide alarm and security camera monitoring while performing multiple tasks concurrently in a fast paced environment while maintaining a professional and positive demeanor.

Description of Duties:
• Answers emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
• Uses a computer aided dispatch system to enter, research and retrieve information.
• Monitors alarms and security cameras.
• Reacts calmly, quickly and decisively in emergency situations to obtain, summarize and relay information both orally and in written form.
• Demonstrates the ability to handle multiple tasks, working under stressful conditions. Activations of emergency procedures for evacuations, timely warnings or similar emergencies.
• Compiles information from different sources to develop a daily briefing or a log which provides information to assist in the daily operations of the agency.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:
None.

Licenses/Certifications:
None.

Required Experience:
One (1) years of experience in customer service, call center or related field.

Applicant must be a current UTRGV Employee to be eligible for this position.

Preferred Experience:
Experience in a public safety or emergency communications field.

Applicant currently holds a comparable position at UTRGV.

Equipment:
Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Work in an enclosed, secured communications environment; some travel and weekend work is required. This position is a 24/7 position that requires shift coverage for day, evening and night shifts to include weekends and holidays. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Other:
Must demonstrate the ability to type on a keyboard. Spanish speaking preferred. Needs to be able to communicate orally in a clear and understandable fashion. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 11/02/2018
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/19552





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