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Administrative Assistant - Dispatcher

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Clerical & Administrative Support
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position OverviewThis position will serve as the full-time dispatcher for Parking. Job Description45% Dispatch: Duties include checking out equipment to officers, using NuPark (parking software) to look-up possible tows, enter paper tickets, add notes to accounts, enter booth runs/warnings, and identify vehicles with the use of teletypes. The dispatcher also uses a two-way radio to keep in contact with all student and full time officers in the field. Training provided for Association of Police Communications Officers (APCO) 10 codes and Alpha codes which is a must for proper radio etiquette.

15% First Time Ticket Forgiveness Quiz: Processes daily quiz results, e-mailing ticket cancellation outcomes to quiz-takers and recording statistics in ongoing excel spreadsheets. Able to produce charts and demographic information at any time. Updates online ticket forgiveness quiz as necessary with additional questions and feedback information and images.

10% Social Media: Represents Transportation Services online through the department’s Twitter account, cultivating a positive public image by posting helpful reminders and notifications and providing instant answers to customer questions or comments whenever possible. Continually creates and compiles new ideas for engaging content and seeks to grow both quantity and quality of follower interactions. Also documents all important social media interactions with saved screenshots, attaching notes to customer NuPark accounts when relevant, and monitors mentions of our department online, reporting threatening language to campus police when necessary.

10% - Website: Assists site administrator with official departmental website. Maintains and updates content on the site. Works together with department staff to develop new content and keep website “fresh” and engaging for all customers and constituents.

5% - Data Entry/Clerical Duties: Maintains the towed vehicle spreadsheet as well as the document for ticket forgiveness quizzes. Assists supervisor with scheduling student ticket writers to cover information booth breaks when needed. Make copies, stock supplies needed for information booths and officers and helps answer phone calls. Also will be trained to help answer questions through the departmental email portal (Hawk Help) and phone calls through the main Transportation Services line.

5% - Public Outreach: May be asked to help with Information Fairs (approximately 30 annually) representing Transportation Services. Answers questions and educates new students and their parents about parking and transportation options on campus. Provides training session covering basic Parking & Transit information annually for Orientation Advisors and Resident Assistants.

5% - Events: Required to work all events including but not limited to: residence hall move-in, home football games, men’s basketball games, and Commencement.

5% other duties as assigned. Position Requirements
    Evening and weekend availability to work scheduled events.
Required Qualifications
  1. High School diploma or completion of GED equivalency.
  2. One (1) year of office experience or one year of post-secondary education.
  3. Two (2) years of experience in related work consisting of recordkeeping, data entry, dispatch, security or other office support functions.
  4. At least one (1) year of experience with basic office computer systems.
  5. Experience with social media technology, such as Twitter, as evidenced by application materials.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. At least one (1) year of experience using a two-way radio.
  2. Experience managing a company Twitter or Facebook social media account.
  3. Experience multi-tasking, i.e. answering phone calls and radio traffic sometimes simultaneously.
  4. Experience presenting information to large groups.
  5. At least one (1) year of experience working in a busy customer-service position.
  6. Experience managing websites, including knowledge of HTML, CSS and/or a content management system such as Drupal or WordPress.
Additional Candidate InstructionsPlease include a resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications, cover letter, and the names and contact information for up to three references with your online application.

Review of applications begins on September 28, 2021. For full consideration, applications must be received by September 27, 2021.
Contact Information to ApplicantsShima McCurdy, [email protected] Advertised Salary Range14.42-19.93 Work Schedule8:00am-5:00pm, M-F with required overtime (scheduled evening and weekend events). Application Review Begins28-Sep-2021 Anticipated Start Date17-Oct-2021


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