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Public Safety Dispatcher

Job description

Overview

Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seeking to hire a full-time Public Safety Dispatcher to serve as the first point of contact for individuals seeking emergency and non-emergency calls for service. This position provides customer service by triaging and recording all incoming calls and use telephones, two-way radios and text messaging to contact and notify Macalester employees, city emergency personnel, and other support services.

 

This is a middle shift position and some weekends are required

Responsibilities
  • Acts as first point of contact for people seeking Macalester emergency and non-emrgency calls for service. They will triage, log calls into Argos, and dispatch appropriate department staff. Monitors radio traffic and keep track of Public Safety Officer's activities and situations.
  • Trains, schedules, and monitors student dispatchers.
  • Assists community members with lost property, obtaining identification cards, and general information. Monitors campus security cameras for irregular or unusual activities.
  • Performs other administrative duties as assigned by the Operations Captain.
  • Performs other administrative duties as assigned by the Operations Captain.
  • Engages in and promotes Macalester’s culture of diversity and inclusion, encompassing individuals of any heritage, identity, status or orientation. 
Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED required.Vocational Training or Associate's Degree in EMS or Public Safety preferred but not required. 
  • 1-3 years of industry experience preferred.
  • Understanding of radio-telephone operations and procedures, understanding of policies and procedures of receiving and processing emergency calls, call screening techniques and phone etiquette, and communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to problem solve, take decisive action, act under pressure, and effectively work with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Must be able to understand detailed procedures that incorporate multiple campus divisions and departments.
  • Ability to learn and to operate specialized computer systems/software, 800 mhz radio, and closed circuit camera system.

Physical Requirements: This job requires one to be able to:

  • Lift up to 25lbs
  • Have clear vision at 20 inches or less.
  • Handle moderate environmental noise

Most of the time the Public Safety Dispatcher will use their ability to: Use hands to finger, handle and/or feel Reach with hands and arms Talk and hear Application Guidelines

For best consideration, please submit your resume through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage by June 18, 2021.  Review of applications will begin immediately. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:

 

Jaclyn Howard Talent Acquisition Manager [email protected]

 

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Institutional Overview 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

 

Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.

 

Benefits

Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit http://www.macalester.edu/employmentservices/benefits/ for more information about benefits at Macalester College.

 

 

 

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Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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