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Communications Officer

Hogansville Police Department

Posted: Jun. 3, 2019

End Date: Aug. 1, 2019

Job Summary: 
The Communications Officer is responsible for receiving emergency and administrative calls from the public and dispatching the appropriate emergency personnel.
Major Duties:
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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.
To Apply: 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 info@hogansvillepd.com.