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Communications Specialist Job Opening

The Travelers Rest Police Department is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Communications Specialist.

Duties include the following:

Performs a variety of routine clerical, administrative and technical work in receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information; keeping official records; and assisting in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the dispatch center. Monitors telephones and radio in the dispatch center, answers all incoming police, fire, public works and administrative calls and ascertains nature of call, gathers all necessary information to transmit or relay.  Dispatches police and other response vehicles for emergency responses; broadcasts nature, location and time of incident; contacts all required personnel and other local concerns, such as the Fire Department, in the event of an emergency situation; insures the presence of reserve units by contacting personnel designated for call-back; relays information as required.  Maintains Computer Aided Dispatch database on radio and telephone communications, location of personnel and equipment; in the event of an emergency situation, maintains on-going contact with the responding personnel and keeps them informed of all incoming pertinent information; keeps track of various information such as traffic lights out and streets closed and keeps emergency personnel informed.

Qualifications include:

Must be 18 years of age. No felony convictions. Must possess state mandated certification in designated areas within prescribed time period. Must pass a thorough background investigation. Must live within 25-mile radius of City limits.  Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as typing, filing, accounting or bookkeeping. Working knowledge of computers and electronic data processing; working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; some knowledge of accounting principles and practices.  Ability to effectively meet and deal with the public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to handle stressful situations.

Salary and Benefits:

$30,000 – $40,500 based upon experience (Benefits package includes state retirement and health, dental, vision, and life insurance options)

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