The Police Dispatcher serves as a Communication Officer.
Job functions and responsibilities:
Provide liaison and disseminate critical information between public and police and university personnel
Direct police and security officers to emergency/routine calls for service
Coordinate emergency response units during crisis situations
Maintain appropriate logs, records, and reports
Access local, state, and federal computerized criminal information
Operate a variety of communicating, recording, and electronic devices
Process reports for distribution
Receive calls for service and alarm notifications
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Good moral character
Excellent verbal and written communication
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously under stressful conditions
Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license is required
Must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen
Must not have conviction, guilty plea, or "no contest" plea to any felony charge or violation of any federal or state laws, or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substances
Must not have been released or discharged under 'other than' honorable or medical discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces
Must be able to pass a (pre-offer) physical and psychological examination
Must have good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by the University Police
Must be eligible for NCIC certification
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.