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Communications Officer - University Police - 500712

Employer
University of Richmond
Location
Richmond, VA

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Institution Type
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Communications Officer - University Police - 500712

SUMMARY:

A civilian position reporting to the Communications Supervisor. This individual is responsible for receiving calls for service and dispatching the appropriate emergency or service personnel.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Receive complaint, emergency, service and information calls and initiate Offense/Complaint/Incident Reports, dispatching necessary manpower. Classify complaints, Incidents and calls for service. Dispatch police officers to respond to calls. Record information on radio logs or with CAD. Relay information and requests to for assistance from and to on duty police officers, security officers and other emergency service providers as necessary or required. Provide information and assistance to the general public, University faculty, staff, students and departmental personnel.

Maintain, update, and post various logs as required on each shift.

Contact University Facilities by telephone to report emergency maintenance problems.

Issue visitor and overnight temporary parking permits.

Train newly hired communication officers.

Promote positive community relations in the performance of job duties.

Physically perform all other communications related duties as outlined in the Department Directives.

Perform all other duties, responsibilities and tasks as assigned.

The person in this position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority and Responsible Employee for Clery and Title IX purposes respectively, the employee will maintain current training and comply with the responsibilities of both titles.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Department policies and procedures

Department and state record systems and appropriate reporting forms

Technical communication equipment, VCIN/NCIC terminal, CAD terminal, FAX machine, etc. Community and people within the University community

Read with good comprehension

Clear and concise written oral communications

Write or type clear and complete reports or documents Remember details

Employ radio communication procedures Communicate orally in a clear and concise manner

Operate various pieces of office equipment, telephone, laser printer, paper shredder, computer, WAVES Siren

Remain alert

Maintain written or computer radio logs Answer police telephone lines

Monitor and maintain applicable equipment in the communications area Run criminal history checks and properly file criminal history checks

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma

At least one year of experience in fast paced customer service environment and strong data entry skills.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • Schedule will vary, nights, weekends and some holidays; 8 hrs./day; 40 hrs./week

SALARY STRUCTURE:
Pay Grade 3 (Hiring Range $15.88 to $18.68 per hour)

ABOUT UR:

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

Organization

Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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