Owensboro Police Department

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Telecommunicator & Call Taker

Owensboro Police Department
Owensboro, KY Full-time
Posted on January 13, 2019

The City of Owensboro is taking applications for the following positions: Telecommunicator & Call Taker In the Central Dispatch Unit at the Owensboro Police Dept.

Mandatory Testing - October 4 & 5, 2018 Applicant will be assigned a testing session on one of these dates. Test notices with further information and assigned testing session will be mailed to applicants.

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

Telecommunicator 

  • Requires High school diploma or G.E.D. Associates Degree preferred but not required.
  • Requires strong attention to detail, computer, and communication skills, and ability to deal with stressful situations.
  • Must type at least 30 words per minute and have a valid driver's license (i.e., to attend training).

Calltaker 

  • Requires High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Requires strong attention to detail, computer, and communication skills, and ability to deal with stressful situations.
  • Must type at least 30 words per minute and have a valid driver's license (i.e., to attend training).

Telecommunicator Job Summary:

Qualifications include but are not limited to, being able to effectively communicate in person and by phone/radio, use hands to finger/handle/feel, reach with hands and arms, lift/move up to 25 pounds, stand/walk/stoop/kneel/crouch/crawl on occasion when necessary, sit for long periods of time, perform repetitive motion (i.e. using computer keyboard, radio equipment, foot pedal, etc), use vision to see close, distance, color, peripherally, depth perception, and/or ability to adjust focus, effectively use office and dispatch equipment, such as but not limited to, multi-channel two-way radio, multi-line telephone systems, CAD system, Fire Log, LINK/NCIC terminal, TDD equipment, and other requirements as stated in the job description.

This a full-time, non-civil service position in the Central Dispatch Unit. Work hours are generally 8 hour days (40 hours a week). Overtime may be required as needed. Shift work required, including weekends and holidays. Travel required (for training purposes, etc.). Initial training period consists of 4.5 weeks in Richmond, KY at the Academy.

This is a full time position.

Calltaker Job Summary:

Qualifications include but are not limited to, being able to effectively communicate in person and by phone/radio, use hands to finger/handle/feel, reach with hands and arms, lift/move up to 25 pounds, stand/walk/stoop/kneel/crouch/crawl on occasion when necessary, sit for long periods of time, perform repetitive motion (i.e. using computer keyboard, radio equipment, foot pedal, etc), use vision to see close, distance, color, peripherally, depth perception, and/or ability to adjust focus, effectively use office and dispatch equipment, such as but not limited to, multi-channel two-way radio, multi-line telephone systems, CAD system, Fire Log, LINK/NCIC terminal, TDD equipment, and other requirements as stated in the job description.

This is an intermittent (part-time), non-civil service position assisting in the Central Dispatch Unit. Work hours are generally less than 100 hours per month on average. Shift work required, including weekends and holidays. Travel required (for training purposes, etc.).

This is an intermittent (part time) position.

Compensation and Benefits:

Pursuant to applicable policy, with minimum starting pay as follows:

  • Telecommunicator: $16.3117 per hour + eligible for the City of Owensboro benefit package
  • Calltaker: $12.00 per hour, excepted as mandated, there are no benefits.

In order to be considered for October test dates, your application must be received by 10:00 pm, September 21, 2018. To apply, visit www.owensboro.org/police or www.owensboro.org and click on Employment Opportunities, then click on the position you are interested in and follow instructions. If you have any questions or want to confirm receipt of your application, please contact Jo Hall at 270-687-8861 before September 20, 2018.

The City of Owensboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

EEO/AA-M/F/V/D ADA accommodations may be requested by calling 270-687-8542.