Communications Officer

Columbus State University

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Communications Officer

Job ID: 233927
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
Columbus State University has an opening for a Communications Officer located in University Police. The successful candidate will receive emergency and non-emergency requests for law enforcement related assistance and must determine the nature, urgency, and appropriate priority for each call for service. This position is the vital link between the field and the university community, and requires an enormous degree of initiative and independent judgment within procedural boundaries to provide timely, efficient, and effective communications between the public and officers in the field.

The selected candidate will receive emergency and non-emergency calls for service and dispatch requests for service to field units. The successful candidate will monitor two-way radio traffic and remain in constant contact with officers in the field; maintain records of shift activity; respond to field units requests for information; monitor security systems such as fire and closed circuit surveillance systems and respond to such alarms; provide directions and assistance for responding emergency support units and the public; confirm warrants, GCIC, and NCIC entries; broadcast alert messages sent by allied law enforcement agencies; and all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include a High school diploma or GED; completion of Georgia POST communication officer certification or ability to obtain certification; and no felony convictions or crimes of moral turpitude. The selected candidate must have extensive knowledge of Federal Communication's Rules and Regulations as well as knowledge of NCIC and GCIC Rules and Regulations. The successful candidate must be able to work for prolonged periods at a communication console; possess the ability to remain calm with the public at all times in emergencies and handle stressful situations; possess a high level of trust and integrity; possess the ability to handle multiple tasks with efficient and effective decision-making; follow directions from a supervisor; maintain required certification and training standards; and possess the ability to work shifts that support a 24 hour operation.

Proposed Salary
The salary range is $27,868 - $31,351 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/ Letter of Application
  • Resume

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University's online employment site.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
This position may be required to work beyond a normal shift during emergencies, special events, or as needed to fulfill mission of the agency.

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan ( and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
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