The University of Kentucky Police Department is seeking a Communications Officer to provide emergent and non-emergent support services to the UK community. This position reports to the Communications Supervisor within the Support Services division.
The major job responsibilities for the Communications Officer is radio monitoring, telecommunications – emergency 911, records of activity, and monitoring and operating CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System).
Specifically, Communication Officers receive and respond to a variety of emergency and non-emergency calls for services and complaints asking questions to interpret, analyze and anticipate the caller's situation as to resolve problems, provide information, dispatch emergency services, or refer callers to other agencies.
This position operates a radio console maintaining radio communications with police and security personnel to ensure proper response to citizens' complaints, calls for service, and officer safety. Communications Officers monitor and operate a multi-line telephone console system, TDD system for the deaf and hearing-impaired, an app-based student safety program, a mass notification system as well as a control access and camera system. This position maintains records of service and related data in a computer-aided dispatch system, and monitors, operates, and modifies information in the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS).
If you are not already certified as a Telecommunicator in Kentucky, you will be required to attend a mandatory 4-week live-in training academy at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, KY. The academy requires that you reside at their residence halls during the week.
Customer service Typing Quick decision making Excellent written and verbal communication Accuracy Attention to detail Ability to learn and become proficient with new computer systems
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Certification from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, Telecommunication Academy must be obtained within 6 months of hire (added 07/01/15)
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.