University Police Dispatcher

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About the University of West Georgia

Just west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is a second home for more than 1,800 faculty and staff members dedicated to transforming lives and changing perspectives. With over 13,700 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 90 programs of study, we’re a university of anything’s possible. We embrace diversity. We value community. We drive growth. We engage – as students, faculty and staff – and work collectively to be the best comprehensive university in America, sought after as the best place to work, learn and succeed.

Join our pack and get a front seat to history in the making. Special things happen when you Go West. Come see for yourself.

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Nature of Work

This is a 12 hour shift position. The employee will work 36-44 hours per week.

The primary focus of the dispatcher position is to serve as a conduit in which information is transmitted between the public and police personnel so appropriate action can be taken. Major responsibilities of the position are answering the department’s telephone lines and radio systems; dispatching calls, recording information in the records management system, operate the Georgia Crime Information Computer (GCIC), monitor campus alarms and access control system, monitor the closed circuit television system, and perform other duties as assigned. The ability to multitask is essential for this position.
Just west of Atlanta, The University of West Georgia is a vibrant, 24 hour campus with over 12,500 students. UWG is a diverse academic community and is committed to providing a safe environment for those who work and study here as well as those who visit our campus. The University Police Department supports this mission by playing a critical role in the safety and protection of all constituents and serving as a campus partner to other departments that address the needs of the students.

Required Qualifications

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a U.S. Citizen. High school diploma or GED required. Applicant should have well developed keyboarding skills (40 wpm minimum) and be familiar with MS Windows. Applicant must be able to speak English fluently, with a clear voice. Since the dispatcher is responsible for working with multiple pieces of equipment, applicant must have full upper body movement. Applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screen (hair), entry level dispatcher test, voice stress test, psychological screening and extensive background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer an associate degree or two years towards a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Salary $14.48/hr minimum - $17.85/hr midpoint Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Since the dispatcher is responsible for working with multiple pieces of equipment, applicant must have full upper body movement. Normal office environment with long periods of sitting.

Notice to Applicants

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.




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Posted: 10/6/2020
Application Due: 10/20/2020
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