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Communications Officer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$30,805-$32,365 Annually DOQ
  • Posted Date:04/01/2016


Work Hours:

Purpose of Work:
This is telecommunications work in monitoring City service radios, answering incoming telephone calls and dispatching emergency services, personnel, and equipment. Work involves the operation of radios, telephones, alarm board, computer terminals and printers and recording equipment. Police, fire, emergency service and animal control calls are received 24 hours every day from the public. The position also monitors radios for status of City employees and calls. State and national crime information networks are maintained and records for all calls are established. Work is reviewed while in progress and through evaluation of records and reports.

Major Responsibilities:
Answers emergency and non-emergency calls from citizens; obtains vital information; refers callers to appropriate departments and/or contacts agencies and obtains assistance for caller. Operates a two-way radio to provide a lifeline of support for officers in the field; monitors fire and burglary alarm panel; dispatches personnel to investigate incidents or requests for service; relays information to officers and superiors; receives reports from mobile units. Monitors radio communications of area and state police; identifies information relative to the City; informs appropriate personnel. Maintains updates and files all pertinent logs, information cards, tapes and other records and documents daily. Operates GCIC/NCIC computer; secures and enters information on stolen vehicles, articles, guns, wanted and missing persons, driving and criminal histories, etc. Operates in-house computer to enter incoming incident reports, accident reports and traffic citations; processes and files reports and citations according to standard procedure. Receives monies for payments of fines, bonds and parking tickets; issues receipts; accounts for and deposits monies. Assists the Clerk of Court by typing court calendar and processing warrant and suspension letters; runs criminal histories for cases; assembles cases according to court schedule; relays disposition of cases to relevant state agencies. Performs general office duties including but not limited to filing, copying, typing and distributing reports, mail and other documents. Performs related work as necessary.

Minimum Requirements:
HS Diploma or equivalent. Some knowledge of public safety rules, regulations, terminology, methods of operation, and police, fire and ambulance dispatch procedures. Some knowledge of telephone and radio operating requirements and techniques. Some knowledge of or the ability to learn the street system and geography of the City and the location of important buildings and areas. Ability to speak in a clear, well-modulated voice, which is easily understood over the telephone and radio is essential. Must be able to multi-task, and have the ability to make quick and sound decisions, and communicate clearly and effectively orally in crisis situations. Ability to deal courteously and diplomatically with coworkers and the general public. Ability to type proficiently and accurately. Ability to produce legible handwritten material. Ability to perform basic math calculations.

Other Requirements:
Must be 18 years of age or older. Must have no record of any felony conviction. Must be free of any emotional or mental condition which will adversely affect ability to perform the duties of a Communications Officer. Possession of a valid State of Georgia driver's license (Class C) and a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR). Must be able to pass the background investigation, oral interview, psychological exam, voice stress analysis, and pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.

To submit an application, please CLICK HERE

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