PS Communications Officer

Job description

PS Communications Officer

Job ID: 226501
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time:

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for receiving emergency, non-emergency and administrative calls and notifying and/or dispatching appropriate emergency responders. Performs inquiries and searches of multiple local, state, and national databases to provide information to law enforcement personnel. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).


  1. Receives emergency and non-emergency requests for public safety and non-public safety services
  2. Provides dispatch services regarding incidents and requests public safety assistance via two-way radio and/or telephone
  3. Requests additional resources (fire, emergency medical services, law enforcement, tow trucks, other University personnel or services) as needed
  4. Monitors fire alarm system(s), video camera system(s) and incoming information/messages from government, private sector and non-profit sector sources
  5. Broadcasts alerts to DPS/UP (Department of Public Safety/University Police) and campus community
  6. Receives training and maintains applicable certifications in CPR, AED, first aid procedures, Georgia Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (GCIC/NCIC), Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS)

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
Possession of, or ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment, certification as a Communications Officer through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council, in accordance with Georgia Code 35-8-23 and Chapter 464-14 of the Rules of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council

Required Experience
On-the-job training provided

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
Previous experience working in Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to work during inclement weather, 12-hour shifts and partial shifts, including periodic on-call
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
Able to maintain composure when talking to callers in crisis or emergency situations
Able to work under stressful conditions

Knowledge of NIMS and ICS systems
Knowledge of CPR, AED and first aid procedures

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, video management software, computer-aided dispatch software and web-based applications)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Drug

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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 4/29/2033
Work Type: Full Time