Police Radio Dispatcher
Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, University Police
posted on August 4, 2012
• Ability to work shifts, including days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Position requires interaction with students, staff, and faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds. Candidates demonstrating knowledge of, and sensitivity to, our diverse university community are encouraged to apply.
• Will be required to wear an NAU Police Department uniform.
• Operates police radio and maintains constant contact with mobile units by radio and computer. Dispatches radio, telephone, and written orders via radio and computer.
• Receives various information for referral to department officials.
• Operates Computer Aided Dispatch system which is linked to terminals in the patrol cars.
• Takes requests for service from the public and secures the necessary information for appropriate action.
• Monitors fire and intrusion alarm system and dispatches appropriate personnel.
• Assist all walk-in traffic to the department.
• Assist with data entry functions as assigned.
• Six months police dispatching experience AND six months clerical experience which includes typing experience; OR,
• One year of office/clerical or related experience in which necessary skills were acquired; OR,
• An equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
• High School diploma or GED.
• Typing of 40 CWPM (typing test will be administered).
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of work related activities.
• Ability to function effectively under heavy pressure and correctly deal with emergency situations following department procedures.
• Ability to be proficient in the operation of CAD within six months.
• Ability to pass the Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Level A terminal operator certification within six months of date of hire.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other University employees and to deal effectively and tactfully with the public.
• Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to pass a polygraph test.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
August 16, 2012 until midnight.