Police Dispatcher I

City Of Fairfax, VA Fairfax , VA 22038

Posted 2 months ago

Position available in the Police DepartmentDuties:Operates communication equipment to provide prompt and effective responses to calls for service in both routine and emergency situations. Receives and transmits radio messages.

Dispatches police units in accordance with standardized procedures. Receives telephone calls and walk-in complaints/service requests. Operates Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer terminals to transmit and receive messages to and from other jurisdictions.

Participates in warrant control operations, tow operations, and entries into the records management system.

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to high school graduation or possession of a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education. Within a specified time period, must have satisfactory completion of a prescribed training program in basic communications. Must successfully pass the following requirements: polygraph examination, psychological examination, and background investigation.

Must be able to perform essential job functions, such as hearing and speaking clearly. Must have never committed, been involved in, or been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor. United States citizenship is required.

Type 30 wpm, and be able to operate computers. Must be able to handle the multi-tasking duties of a dispatcher in a small dispatch environment. Must be able to complete NCIC/VCIN entries with minimum errors.Desirable

Prior Police dispatching experience.

Should possess a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. Excellent decision making, resource allocation, prioritizing and deployment skills. Must be able to speak clearly and distinctly, to remain calm under emergency and/or stressful conditions, handle multiple tasks at once and to be effective in dealing with the public.Hours:Rotating shift work including days, nights, weekends and holidays.Salary:$43,216 $54,831 annually

Excellent fringe benefits.Closing Date:Open Until Filled

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