Law Enforcement Communications Center Dispatcher

Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 2 weeks ago


Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is seeking a Law Enforcement Communications Center Operator(Dispatcher). Communication Center Operators simultaneously operate law enforcement multi-channel radio console, multi-line telephone, advanced life-safety systems (fire, security, access control) and, other computer and data base systems efficiently with a focus on strong customer service. Operators are responsible for receiving and disseminating routine and critical (emergency) information from various sources while maintaining radio contact with Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officers (FRLEOs) to monitor response progress. May require performing duties in emergency or crisis without being relieved for extended periods of times.

Starting Salary Range: $36,000-$42,000

Key Activities:

  • Answers, evaluates and prioritizes incoming telephone calls, effectively communicating with callers to obtain information needed to prioritize dispatching FRLEOs and/or communicating information with other Bank resources (facilities management, business continuity, etc.).

  • Dispatches FRLEOs to routine calls for service, emergencies, critical incidents and life-safety events.

  • Provides critical information (evacuation, medical instructions, etc.) to persons calling the Law Enforcement Communications Center.

  • Enters data into the Department Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) / incident management software program; tracks and maintains locations of FRLEOs during an assigned shift.

  • Monitors and prioritizes critical life-safety alarm systems, radios and telephones, including fire, medical, intrusion detection, access control and suspicious activity from multiple Tenth District Federal Reserve facilities; also monitors severe weather alert systems, the Homeland Security and Federal Reserve System threat alert system.

  • Maintains close contact with FRLEOs and communicates with other law enforcement staff (including management) via radio, telephone or computer. May be responsible for communicating with FRLEOs at multiple Tenth District Federal Reserve locations during all or part of a shift.

  • Communicates with other criminal justice agencies, local fire/EMS departments in multiple metro areas within the Tenth District via telephone or radio to coordinate response to incidents involving FRELOs and Bank facilities.

  • Retrieves information from automated and hardcopy files/sources in response to queries from law enforcement and Bank staff, and other Federal Reserve Law Enforcement units.

  • Inputs, updates, requests, transmits and queries information from a variety of law enforcement data bases for information, wants/warrants, intelligence, driver's license and vehicle information, etc. Routinely operates the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) system.

  • Reads/interprets maps, building layouts, basic fire system designs, etc. in order to provide direction or information to FRLEOs and external first responders, when applicable.

  • Prepares and distributes (radio, computer or hardcopy) urgent and routine law enforcement bulletins (BOLO) and information.

  • Creates and maintains dispatch and law enforcement activity logs in approved automated systems, including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Incident Management system.

  • Communicates in a clear, concise and calm manner on the radio, telephone and in-person during both routine and emergency situations; gives public address announcements in situations requiring building evacuations.

  • Assists in maintaining document storage and retrieval systems.

  • This position requires overtime work, including unscheduled overtime due to unanticipated staffing shortages from unscheduled absences or operational necessity, such as heightened Law Enforcement alerts. This position requires holiday, weekend, and shift work. This position is subject to shift changes/rotations, based on needs of the department. Additionally, this position may require travel to attend external training classes or to other Federal Reserve Bank offices.


  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Experience within a law enforcement or related dispatch environment preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to understand and follow policies and procedures, and clearly explain those to others.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Intermediate computer skills with the ability to learn new applications and systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team.

  • Previous experience with Physical Security Systems and Applications Administration is preferred.

  • Incumbent must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the Bank grants an accommodation based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

  • Shift: Work Shift may vary.

Certain eligibility requirements apply.

We offer benefits that go beyond the basics, featuring:

  • Market-leading Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k/Thrift Plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life Insurance

  • Vacation & Personal Time

  • Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Onsite Fitness Center

  • Onsite Cafeteria

  • Free Parking

  • Additional Convenience Benefits, Discounts and More

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Law Enforcement Communications Center Dispatcher

Federal Reserve Bank