COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Job description

Posting Number:

S05910P

Working Title:

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Department:

UGA Police Department

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

This position involves rotating shifts, there are no fixed shifts available for this position.

Advertised Salary:

$40,000

Posting Date:

04/01/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

05/03/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All external applicants MUST complete and submit, with all requested paperwork, the UGA Police departmental application which may be found on our web site at www.police.uga.edu in addition to the on-line application through UGA Human Resources.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Office/Clerical Assistant

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Job Family:

Police

FTE:

1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This is responsible detailed work within the University Police Department.
Work involves dealing with the public through personal contact, telephone, and radio communications. Work is performed in accordance with department rules and regulations. A uniform designated by the department will be worn at all times while on duty. Employees allocated to this class of work will be assigned to a specialized function which involves knowledge abilities usually acquired through formal training and experience on the job. Guidance and direction are provided by the senior communications officer. Work involves dedication to public service often made difficult by emotional or physical stress of events. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, inspection, and observations of results obtained.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.

Knowledge of university properties, population, and traffic control problems.

Ability to deal courteously with the public and fellow police officers.

Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and on own initiative, to determine proper course of action.

Ability to obtain the proper information through telephone and personal interview.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Ability to meet specific physical requirements that may be established by competent authority.

Physical Demands:

Sit for long periods of time in front of computer screen.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs dispatcher duties such as answering telephone, monitoring burglar and fire alarms, operating police radios, and performing related clerical tasks.
This position has fast, efficient, and accurate receiving, dispatching, and processing of calls and messages to and from police vehicles and personnel.

Percentage of time:

75

Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs related work.

Percentage of time:

25

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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