Police Dispatcher - Pooled Positions

Employer
Lamar University
Location
Beaumont, TX

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

20112081

Position Title:

Police Dispatcher - Pooled Positions

FTE:

1.00

Position Type:

Staff

Department:

Police Department

Job Summary/Basic Function:

JOB SUMMARY:
Police Dispatcher – Open Recruitment
(FY 21)

Employees in this classification are responsible for the general operation of the Communications Center. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Support Services Sergeant and may require work at night and on weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Operate department two-way radio equipment and maintain radio logs

* Answer telephone and give out information

* Determine when information received requires emergency action and relay such information to the necessary patrol units

* Coordinate police, fire, ambulance and other emergency requests

* Monitor alarm systems to detect unauthorized entry to University buildings

* Operate computer terminals

Minimum Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE:

* Experience or training to perform duties of the job.

* Ability to read and interpret departmental laws, regulations, special departmental orders, polices and written reports

* Knowledge of operating computer equipment

* Knowledge of operating two-way radio equipment

* Willingness to work at night, weekends, and to report for duty during emergency situations.

EDUCATION/LICENSE:

* Graduation from an accredited high school, or a G.E.D.

* Must attend and successfully complete a 40 hour basic certification school as determined by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Education within one (1) year after appointment

* Must attend and successfully complete a 40 hour TLETS – Basic Telecommunications and TCIC/NCIC procedure school as determined by the Texas D.P.S. within one (1) year after appointment

PHYSICAL/MENTAL:

* Must be able to deal tactfully with the public. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the public. Must comply with established University standards and policies

* Must be able to stand rigid character investigation

* Must have the ability to exercise a certain degree of independent judgement and to promote good public relations

* Must have the ability to speak and write clearly and accurately

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary:

$30,000

Posting Date:

03/15/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.

Academics

A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.

Athletics

Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.

History

Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.

Visit/Apply

Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to http://lamar.edu/admissions

 

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