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Police Telecommunicator

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Police Telecommunicator
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Posting Duration 9/13/2022 - 10/3/2022
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

The function of the Police Telecommunicator (TC) is to receive, process, clarify, interpret, prioritize, and accurately disseminate information for the purpose of ensuring officer safety, saving the lives of endangered persons, reducing property losses, reducing the effects of injury, apprehending criminals, and rendering timely assistance to the general public. The TC provides the vital communication link between the citizens who need help and the various emergency services that can provide the necessary assistance.


Required Qualifications
No record of conviction of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.
High school graduation or GED.
Desired Qualifications
Must be able to work independently to meet the departmental mission and be able to keep their supervisors aware of any situations that are occurring while responding to multiple inquires for information and assistance.
Must present themselves and the department in a professional manner while not allowing their personal emotions to influence their behaviors.
Police Telecommunicators must be able to multi-task numerous times sensitive tasks while still providing services to many competing entities.
The Police TC must be able to work in a fast paced, highly stressful environment while adapting to changing priorities and assisting a diverse and often distraught clientele in a calm, efficient, and assistive manner.
Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations
Knowledge of University Policies
Knowledge of ISU Police Dept. Policies
Knowledge of Neighboring Police Dept. policies
Knowledge of LEADS rules and regulations
Knowledge of the geography of campus community buildings and offices
Knowledge of Campus Staff functions and jurisdiction
Knowledge of Campus parking lot locations and related regulations
Knowledge of Bloomington-Normal locations and emergency facilities
Ability to operate a Radio console and multiple resources on 4-8 computer monitors and portable radios on two difference radio systems.
Must be knowledgeable of the proper use 50 plus radio channels resources available.
Ability to listen to multiple sources of information at once through selective listening. TC must be able to distinguish what communications requires them to act (Radio, Telephone, information on computer screen etc.)
Ability and knowledge to operate new state of the art phone system(VoIP) multiple line system.
Ability to monitor and respond to emergency calls.
Knowledge of several University Systems for accessing necessary information and perform critical security functions. To include: mainframe computer, email system, video recording systems, ID Card system, Access control system, paging systems, fire alarm system, emergency mass notification system, Tyco Alarms panic/hold up alarm systems and intercom system.
Ability to operate multiple computer systems critical to safety of officers and the University and Surrounding community.
Ability to maintain certifications LEADS, Sexual Assault Training, and First Aid
Ability to type. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly. Good hearing is crucial with ability to listen to multiple communications.
Maintain proper documentation both paper and computerized files and logs of communication.
The Police TC must perform duties, make decisions and generate responses with a special emphasis on officer safety.
Speed and accuracy are a vital skill.
Police Telecommunicators must be resourceful and able to communicate with a wide variety of people in the full spectrum o


$20.50 per hour


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Molly Buse
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The employment application NOT the resume/cover letter, will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.

In order to be eligible for Veteran’s Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD214, may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources, or brought to the Civil Service exam in order to receive the maximum eligible points:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Molly Buse
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please closely monitor your email for correspondence regarding your application status.

This position is represented by the Policeman's Benevolent Labor Committee.