The University Police Department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Public Safety Dispatcher position. WVU Police Department Safety Dispatchers are responsible for receiving and transmitting critical and non-emergency information via radio and phone using a complex computerized system, taking all measures possible to ensure the safety of WVU Police Officers, students and the Campus community.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Use complex systems in the communications center, including cameras, computerized aided dispatch, and other systems typical of a law enforcement environment.
Provide support for WVU Police and other departments within the University, including administration and investigations, as well as outside agencies requesting assistance or information.
Perform general office and receptionist duties, including answering phones, filing, overseeing funds transactions, etc.
Provide customer relations as the first point of contact in many cases to visitors, giving general information concerning the campus, events and directions.
Conduct background checks and perform fingerprinting.
Implement the activation of the emergency alert system for the main WVU campus, as well as the Potomac State and Beckley campuses.
Perform field assignments, assisting with safety patrols, traffic and crowd control.
Understand and interpret policies, procedures and protocols of the University and Police Department.
Perform job duties in a high-stress environment, including successfully obtaining and conveying critical information in potential life or death situations.
Understand various state and federal regulations, including FERPA, the Clery Act, and CJIS and FCC regulations.
Be responsible for funds transactions and incident report controls with expungements and audits.
Assume certain duties after hours for the Health Science Center and Facilities Management unit. May include weekends and holidays.
Pay Grade: 12, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
WVU offers a comprehensive benefits package, 12 paid holidays and generous paid time off, as well as many other discounts and services. Learn more about available benefits at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/benefits-and-compensation.
High school diploma or GED
Education of up to 18-months beyond high school
A combination of education and experience in criminal justice, law enforcement, communications or related field will also be considered
Ability to type at a minimum of 20 words per minute
At least six (6) months experience in the following:
Heavy public contact, administrative duties, law enforcement, or high stress or highly sensitive communications
Physical demands include:
Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods
Lift moderate weight daily
Ability to withstand all types of weather when assigned field detail
Average or above hearing and vision
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