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Emergency Coordinator I

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-VP Administration

Work Location:

Fairfax County - 059

Hiring Range:

$40,000 - $50,000

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EEO Category:

D-Protective Service Workers

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Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Shift rotation so that dispatch center can be manned 24/7/365.

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Job Description:

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports

This is a dispatcher position for the public safety at a multi-campus college. The dispatcher is often the responsible entity for receiving calls for service and dispatch resources, making appropriate notifications.

This position is responsible for performing a variety of communications and operational tasks in support of public safety, law enforcement, and security operations, linking those in need of assistance to those who render assistance.

Essential functions include answering telephone lines, operating radio equipment, using various software, monitoring emergency systems, monitoring CCTV, and providing information and customer service to the College Community via telephone and walk-up window. This position requires the incumbent to work rotating shifts, holidays, and occasional overtime.

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor

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May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:

Ability to follow instructions and perform with minimum supervision.
Ability to understand and speak English clearly.
Excellent oral (no speech limitations) and written communication skills in English.
Ability to multi-task various job functions. Ability to handle stress under emergency situations.
Ability to type at least 30 words per minute.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be 18 years of age or older
Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
Must be a United States citizen or have been a lawful resident of the United States for the past 10 consecutive years.
Successfully pass a telecommunications assessment.
Successful completion of a thorough background investigation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous communications center experience.
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Basic Dispatcher Certification.
National Criminal Information Center and Virginia Criminal Information Network Certification.

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Background Check Statement Disclaimer:

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement:

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time