The Communications Officer is responsible for receiving emergency and administrative calls from the public and dispatching the appropriate emergency personnel.
- Receives, monitors, and dispatches radio communications traffic for Police Department
- Receives and screens incoming telephone calls from the public and other public safety agencies; categorizes and prioritizes calls during emergency situations.
- Dispatches the appropriate emergency and non emergency personnel to incident locations.
- Maintains a continuous log of incoming telephone and radio calls; logs incoming calls for participating agencies.
- Monitors and routes incoming messages from national and state computer networks; enters and removes information as requested to the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) network and the departmental computer system.
- Maintains responders locations and statuses at all times to ensure safety.
- Monitors DTN computer and provides information as requested; dispatches severe weather plan as required.
- Maintains wrecker lists for multiple agencies to ensure wrecker policies and protocols are met.
- Participates in training exercises.
- Assists with training of new personnel.
- Performs Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) entries for various law enforcement agencies.
- Performs daily housekeeping duties at the dispatch center.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
- Ability to hear and understand sound sources coming through a communications headset and/or radio and/or standard telephone receiver. Have the ability to hear and understand other outside sound sources while wearing a communications headset (i.e., the ability to hear sound sources not coming through the headset, ability to hear out of both ears.
- Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one year.
- Possession of or ability to readily obtain GCIC/NCIC certification.
The successful candidate must pass a Background/Reference Check, Pre-Employment Drug and medical screenings, Polygraph Examination and Psychological Examination prior to the start of employment.
The City of Hogansville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
: All applicants must complete a City of Hogansville employment application. Applications and a detailed job description can be picked up at the City of Hogansville Police Department, 117 Lincoln St., Hogansville, GA 30230. For more information please call (706) 637-6648 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org