Dispatcher

Employer
Lake Forest College
Location
Lake Forest, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

DispatcherMay 04, 2022
Position Summary

Lake Forest College seeks a Dispatcher who will be scheduled to work every Saturday and Sunday from 7am-3pm. Since the Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, this employee will be asked to work additional hours as needed to cover vacations and call-offs.

The Dispatcher duties include, but are not limited to; answering all incoming calls for routine and emergency services, inquiries, and general assistance matters; dispatching on-duty Public Safety personnel to respond to calls for service/assistance; recording all information into the Department’s various database records and log sheets (Dispatch Records, Vehicle Records, Key Control Records, Property Records, Fire System Logs, Access Control System operation, and all other logs as assigned; assists walk in traffic requests for routine and emergency services, inquiries, and general assistance matters; processing new and replacement ID cards; and processing new, replacement, and temporary parking permits.

The Dispatcher duties also include monitoring all local law enforcement and fire department frequencies and dispatching Officers and other emergency services when necessary; monitoring critical fire alarms systems, access control systems, security alarm systems, and CCTV systems and dispatches Officers and other emergency services when necessary; handles roll-over calls not answered by an automated switchboard process; and initiates the campus-wide emergency notification system as necessary per policy.

Position Requirements

High School diploma or GED and minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous related security/law enforcement experience is preferred. Previous experience in campus public safety strongly preferred. Sound judgment and excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are essential. Basic computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook is required.

Application Process

Please send a resume, cover letter and the names of three references to Public Safety Commander Rodney Holmes at [email protected].

About Lake Forest College

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from 44 states, Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands, and 76 countries.

Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Working at Lake Forest College 

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,450 students from over 45 states and 65 countries. 

At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation.  The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community.  Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and other members of historically underrepresented groups.

The College’s 107 acres are spread out across three campuses that are divided by wooded ravines. It is home to more than 250 species of naturalized plants and 187 bird species.
With classic 19th and 20th Century architecture, mature oak trees, and numerous green spaces, the College has been and remains a popular place to film movies.

Our students come from 47 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 78 countries.

Lake Forest professors regularly include undergraduates in their primary research and supervise independent research projects.

They receive fellowships and grants from such notable organizations as the Fulbright Program, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, Freeman Foundation, Mellon Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Getty Trust, Goldsmith Foundation, and Kemper Foundation.

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