Police Communications Officer, UT Police Department

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Police Communications Officer, UT Police Department

Regular, Full-time - Market Range 04

(5 Positons Available)

Police Communications Officer 

  • Facilitate communications between officers, other emergency agencies, and the University community
  • Maintain records of officer activity, confer with community and supervising personnel to address questions, problems, and requests for service
  • Relay information to and from supervisors and personnel using telephones, or two-way radios
  • Monitor the University’s Central Alarm systems
  • Dispatch required personnel in accordance with call handling guide
  • Research, obtain and enter information using national and state maintained information databases such as NCIC, NLETS, TCIC

The University of Tennessee Police Department operates three shifts for Communications:

First Shift 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, Second Shift 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, & Third Shift 11:00 pm – 7:00 am

Placement on shifts is determined by seniority and department need. Staff may be required to work during extreme weather / hazardous conditions, regular days off, or holidays based on the needs of the department. All UT Police Staff work some aspect of UT home football games regardless of the person’s schedule.

Position Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to be certified as a National Crime Information Center Operator
  • Ability to multi-task, use multiple phone lines and radio channels
  • Active listening, service orientation, monitoring, decision making & communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including data entry, ability to pass typing examination
  • Must pass hearing screening, psychological screening, and drug testing

Complete or update an online application via http://humanresources.tennessee.edu/recruitment/. An interview will be conducted for this position.

A committee will review applications and conduct interviews for the position. Committee recommendations will be forwarded to the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police may conduct final interviews. The Chief of Police or designee will select the applicant for this position.

Job: Other Services Jobs
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Security
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 3, 2022, 4:21:40 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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