Police Dispatcher Trainee

Boulder, CO
Sep 20, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Requisition Number:


Boulder, CO Employment Type:

Classified StaffSchedule:

Full-TimePosting Close Date:

03-Oct-2019 Close All Job SummaryThe University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) welcomes applications for a Dispatch Trainee. This is an entry-level position for training and developing skills towards a Police Dispatcher. The six to twelve-month training process utilizes a system of modules to acquaint the trainee with the elements of public safety dispatching, with escalating levels of independence and responsibility.Who We AreThe 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 with 46 sworn and 36 non-sworn employees 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 and ensures the safety and security for all of their PAC-12 Conference athletic events with attendance at football games exceeding 50,000 fans. Patrolling the campus by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and vehicle, the CU-Boulder police work diligently with the University community and surrounding agencies to ensure a prompt and coordinated law enforcement response.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeService Triage
  • Receive and analyze emergency and non-emergency calls for service and officer-initiated incidents.
  • Interpret and prioritize calls requiring essential service entities such as police, fire, medical, and other necessary agencies.
  • Utilize necessary technologies to respond to service calls such as multiline telephone and radio communications, computer aided dispatch (CAD), and text-telephone devices (TTD).
  • Monitor databases and alarm systems to determine level of response for an event and deploy necessary resources.
Incident Documentation
  • Record and document details of call information, resource deployment, response times, unit activity and status, personnel deployment and status, pending incident status and call loading by accessing and operating a county-wide computer-aided dispatching system.
Database Management
  • Coordinate information from a variety of sources in order to fulfill requests for service.
  • Appropriately relays information in a concise manner to service requestors.
  • Process entries into University, local, state, and national law enforcement databases.
Other Duties
  • Provide assistance to members of the campus community as necessary.
  • Ensure interoperability, and supports municipal and county agencies under mutual aid agreements in emergent or auxiliary capacities.
  • Other duties as assigned that assist in the operations and activities of the Police Department.
What You Should Know
  • 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, polygraph, and medical exam.
  • As part of the background check process, finalists will be requested to complete a personal history questionnaire.
  • Must be able to pass a full background check (criminal, financial, motor vehicle), which may also include a psychological examination, job suitability assessment, and drug screening.
  • Per department policy, applicants who have used marijuana within two years of application will be disqualified.
What We Can OfferThe anticipated starting salary is $47,507.Benefits

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 StatementsBe Adventurous. Be Engaged. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Must be a Colorado resident.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to see a color computer monitor and hear at normal functioning levels.
  • During the training period, the candidate will need to gain a combination of education and experience sufficient to ensure that following satisfactory completion of the training period, he/she will meet the requirements of the class to which the position will be assigned.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Strong multi-tasker and calm under pressure.
  • Willingness to work multiple shifts, weekends and holidays
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials: 1.A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work. 2.A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3.DD-214 for veteran applicants. a.Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by 10/03/2019 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions: www.cu.edu/cu-careers/special-instructions-classified-staff-applicantsEssential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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