Dispatcher

Location
Fort Worth, TX
Posted
Feb 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
Job Title:

Dispatcher

Posting Number:

F003868

Position Status:

Full Time

Assignment Length :

This field only applies to Faculty

Grant Funded:

No

Category:

Police Operations

Class Code:

75

Pay Rate:

$16.30

Location:

District

Department:

DT Police Department

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of routine clerical, administrative and technical work in receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information; keeps official records and assists in the administration of standard operating policies and procedures of the dispatch center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Monitors telephones and radio in the dispatch center, answers all incoming calls and ascertains nature of call, gathers all necessary information to transmit or relay
• Dispatches police and other response vehicles for emergency responses
• Broadcasts nature, location and time of incidents
• Contacts all required personnel and other local concerns such as the fire department in the event of an emergency situation
• Insures the presence of reserve units be contacting personnel designated for call‑back
• Relays information as required
• Maintains log on radio and telephone communications, location of personnel and equipment
• Maintains on‑going contact with the responding personnel and keeps them informed of all incoming pertinent information
• Tracks various information such as traffic lights out and streets closed and keeps emergency personnel informed
• Maintains dispatch center work area and equipment in clean and working condition
• Operates radios as needed and assists in radio communications; operates base radio as required
• Operates office machines as required
• Composes, types and edits correspondence as required
• Maintains dispatch documents and records
• Obtains information for officers using teleprinter and provides officers with requested information
• Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
• Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College (TCC)
• Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College
• Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures:

• High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
• Must be at least 21 years old
• Ability to speak clearly and communicate well, discern routine and emergency situations and provide accurate information to responding police units

Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures:

• Experience as a police dispatcher
• Basic telecommunications license from TECLOSE (required within one year of employment)
• TLETS/NLETS Basic Operator’s Course (required within six months of employment)
• TCIC/NCIC for full Access Operators (required within six months of employment)
• TDD/TTY for Telecommunications

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

• Experience working with computerized systems

Accommodations:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Posted:

02/12/2021

Contact:

LaShundresia Curtis

*:

[email protected]

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