To communicate effectively under any conditions; to coordinate and direct a number of simultaneous activities without confusion; to provide rapid response to law enforcement or any other emergency needs and to protect his/her fellow officers. Assist the public by giving directions, information and other aid as needed. Responsible for directing the activities of field personnel and providing the patrol units with information upon which they may act. He/she must be ready, able and willing at all times to take command of a particular situation if no other authority is available. Operators must be able to function under stressful circumstances.
Operators must be able to speak clearly and distinctly at all times. Must be able to read and write effectively. Have the ability to think and act promptly in emergencies, to analyze a situation quickly and accurately and to take or suggest an effective course of action. In addition, operators must maintain up-to-date security clearances, directory, room reservations and locator files. Operate police radio; maintain records of incoming calls for assistance; dispatch officers to situations requiring police response; maintain records of all police/patrol activities; monitor CCTV system; complete appropriate reports; communicate with other police/fire/ambulance agencies; operate various computer terminals including the CAD – Computer Aided Dispatch system. Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police. Work overtime as directed and assure that all telecommunication center equipment is functional by notifying the duty supervisor when repair is needed or malfunctions occur.
High school graduate or equivalent. After employment, successful completion of a minimum of 40 hours of training for a police Telecommunications Operator as mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. No experience is required.
All entry-level Police Telecommunication applicants must successfully complete a Public-Safety Telecommunication (PST) Test that is given by the department. Prior years of experience as a communications operator. Excellent communications skills.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes