Towson University is currently accepting applications for a full-time Police Communications Operator to perform a variety of police communications and related clerical duties in the central communications center of the University Police Department. This position operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
The Police Communications Operator answers emergency and non-emergency telephone lines and police radio; provides radio communications for University Police Officers and Police Aides on campus; initiates and receives information and requests for services from allied law enforcement agencies; monitors/reacts to thirty additional telephone lines connected to the campus emergency telephone system; receives and records information and requests for police services both in person and via telephone regarding the reporting of criminal offenses and accidents; initiates and receives telephonic communications with local police departments and emergency centers via dedicated cable for relaying/referral police, fire, medical and other emergency information; monitors and maintains radio communications with campus departments which work in cooperation with University Police Department to ensure mutual support is provided and to maintain public safety and the protection of University property; and operates various computer terminals/equipment internal to the operations of the department and equipment leased from external agencies.
This position is classified as Essential personnel and candidates will be required to work varied shifts including weekends and holidays.
High School diploma or equivalent and 2 years of clerical or related experience, such as dispatching or emergency communications. Candidate must posses basic computer skills and experience working with windows based communications systems and alarm systems.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation including a polygraph and psychological evaluation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment
Salary and Benefits
$34,075 annually with University benefits including annual leave, holidays, personal and sick days; tuition remission; and excellent health, life, and retirement plans. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 170000ZA
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).