Job Opportunity - City of Laurel
Entry Level Police Telecommunicator-Dispatch/Call taker/etc.
Communications Specialist Trainee
Department: Police Department
Base Salary/Wage: $16.131/hr (Estimated annual $33,553).
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
Work Schedule: Rotating Shift
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This is an entry-level position involved in radio dispatching, operating City communication instruments and coordinating the City’s emergency communications system. The duties also include clerical work to support this function. Assignments are performed according to established policies and procedures under the supervision of an administrative superior or the officer in charge of the shift. This position is automatically promoted to Communications Specialist I (Grade 209) after one year of satisfactory performance.
Possession of a high school diploma from an accredited high school or GED certification recognized by the State of Maryland. One year of related experience in clerical, administrative, or dispatching duties preferred. Must be United States citizen and be at least 18 years of age with no record of felony convictions or serious misdemeanors. Must be able to use typical word processing software such as Microsoft Word and pass a keyboarding test with minimum 25 wpm.
MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION, ORAL INTERVIEW BOARD, PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL, DRUG SCREEN, PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION AND A CRIMINAL RECORD BACKGROUND CHECK.
CLOSING DATE: December 20, 2013 or until filled