Public Safety Telecommunicator

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Public Safety Telecommunicator

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


Police & Campus Safety

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Hiring Range::

$33,198.00 - $36,832.00

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Multiple postings are being advertised for the Public Safety Telecommunicator position, applicants should apply to all to be considered for position.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The primary purpose of organization unit (department) is to protect life and property of the students, faculty, and staff on the campus of Fayetteville State University and to support the University’s core mission of academic excellence by providing comprehensive and professional public safety services, as well as convenient access to a peaceful and orderly campus community.

Description of Work Continued::

Primary Purpose of Position:

This is an essential position assigned to perform technical communications work in support of Public Safety Telecommunications for Fayetteville State University. Work involves receiving emergency and non-emergency calls, monitor alarms, monitor video surveillance systems, obtaining and relaying information, prioritizing calls for service, prioritizing alarm response and coordinating response procedures, dispatching appropriate public safety personnel, and maintaining public safety communications logs and databases. Employees are responsible for operating a host of complex telecommunications and computer equipment to include multi-line phones systems, multi-channel police consoles, two-way radios, emergency alert notification systems, video surveillance systems, scanners and Division of Criminal Information (DCI) Terminals. Applies knowledge of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations in unique situations.

Applies considerable knowledge of departmental policies and procedures related to the answering, response, and dispatch of calls in a complex telecommunications environment. Requires the ability to be able to manage multiple tasks and to remain calm and composed in high- stress situations. Ability to enter information accurately and efficiently into computer data base and maintain DCI certification and have the ability to locate information from DCI terminal or other sources as requested for law enforcement support. Must maintain confidentiality and use discretion in the course of conducting business. May require shift, weekend, holiday and/or overtime work. This position is classified as a Mandatory Reporting Employee position.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

High School diploma or equivalency and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Requires certification as a Division of Criminal Information computer operator or the ability to achieve certification within 45 days of employment. Some positions may require Basic Telecommunicator Certification in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission or the ability to achieve certification within one year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications::

Previous experience in telecommunications, radio dispatch, or related environment preferred.

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Open Until Filled::


Other Information:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time