Must be able to work on any assigned shift, with varying days off.
To communicate effectively,to coordinate and direct a number of simultaneous activities without confusion; to provide rapid response to law enforcement or other emergency needs and to protect his/her fellow officers. Assists the public by giving any directions,information and other aide as needed.
Responsible for directing the activities of field personnel and providing the patrol units with information upon which they may act. Must be ready, willing and able at all times to take command of a particular situation if no other authority is available. Must be able to function under stressful circumstances. Must be able to speak clearly and distinctly at all time. Must be able to read and write effectively. Have the ability to think and act promptly in emergencies, to analyze a situation quickly and accurately and to take or suggest an effective course of action. Must maintain up-to-date security clearances, directory, room reservations, and locator files. Operate police radio, maintain records of incoming calls for assistance, dispatch officers to situations requiring police response, maintain records of all police/patrol activities, monitor CCTV systems, access control complete appropriate reports; communicate with other police/fire/ambulance agencies; operate various computer terminals including the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system. Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police.
Other related functions as assigned.
High school graduate or GED. After employment, successful completion of a minimum of 40 hours of training for a Police Telecommunications Operator as mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Experience as a Police dispatcher and have TLETS experience. Computer data entry, reasonable typing skills and have worked with the general public.
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Must be able to work on any assigned shift, with varying days off.