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Human Resource Management
801 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704-3822
Phone: (757) 393-8626
Fax: (757) 393-8697
Jobline: (757) 398-0682
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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm
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Title:
COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER I
Department:
POLICE
Location:
EMERGENCY SERVICES
Closing Date:
08/14/14
Original Advertised Date:
05/20/13
Job Description:
Under general supervision, receives and evaluates calls from the public for police, fire ambulance, and other emergency services, as well as non-emergency calls for Animal Control and /or Patrol Aides, using the City's computer aided dispatch system. Employee dispatches emergency personnel or other emergency response and public safety agencies. (i.e. Public Works, Dominion Power, Virginia Department of Transportation, etc.). Employee must operate a computer terminal connected to the Virginia Criminal Information Network and the National Crime Information Center.
Education/Experience:
Graduation from High School or equivalent, some experience dealing with the public and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have proficient keyboarding skills. Six months to 1 year of radio communication and dispatching experience is preferred but not required. Must be able to obtain State Dispatcher Certification and have the ability to obtain bi-annual state re-certification VCIN/NCIC within 1 year of date of hire.
Special Req: SELECTED CANDIDATES MUST PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK, POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION, DRUG SCREEN AND PHYSICAL. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.
Salary:
$ 25,843
Full Time / Part Time:
Full-Time
Job Code / Department #:
35901 / 38010
Apply At:
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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