SALARY: $2,379.00 Monthly
CLOSING DATE: Friday, May 17, 2013
LOCATION/ADDITIONAL INFO: POLICE COMMUNICATIONS
ONLY BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH) APPLICANTS. APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 AT FORT WORTH POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY 1000 CALVERT 9AM- 2PM DO NOT APPLY ONLINE
TRAINING: Phase I of training involves learning to respond per specific procedures and guide lines to a wide variety of emergency and routine requests from the public to 911. Phase II of training involves working directly with police officers to dispatch patrol units in response to 911 calls and officer requests for other types of information and services. Successful completion of both phases of training is required for continued employment. Additionally, employees must complete 40 hours of state mandated Telecommunicator training within one year of employment.
Under close supervision, receive and evaluate calls from the public requesting police assistance; input and transmit call information using computer aided dispatching equipment; operate two-way radio to dispatch calls to patrol units and to receive and communicate information; respond to emergency and routine requests from the public and officers by following specific procedures and guidelines.
The following education and/or experience are the minimum standards which provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position:
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) required
High School Diploma or GED Certificate required PLUS at least two (2) years of emergency call taking customer service or public safety dispatch experience desirable. Minimum two (2) years work stability on at least one previous job. Requires excellent oral communication skills, the ability to deal with stressful situations and demonstrated decision-making skills. Extensive telephone and public contact skills required. Microsoft Windows NT skills and abilities preferred.
CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U. S. Citizen at the time of application. (Must be able to read and write the English Language).
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:BACKGROUND CHECK: Final candidates will be subject to a comprehensive criminal and personal background investigation, polygraph examination, and drug test. Applicants must not have used marijuana during the last 12 months nor illegally used any controlled substances within the last ten (10) years.
EXAMINATION: Must pass CritiCall Skills Assessment Test: passing score= 75 Overall and 3,152 Keystrokes
NOTE: ALL new hires in this classification are required to work 2nd or 3rd shifts, WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS, and OVERTIME as necessary.
Shift Differential Pay: $0.50 I hour for 2nd Shift and $0.75 I hour for 3rd Shift.
This is a 24 hour 7 days a week operation including weekends and holidays.
** INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON SITE until 6:00pm
MISC. REQUIREMENTS:WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment; emergency peace control environment; exposure to computer screens; work under stressful conditions. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Conditions of Employment:
The City of Fort Worth affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, disability, political preference, veteran status, or sexual orientation. This policy is practiced in all personnel actions and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, employment, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff, discipline, compensation, and benefits.
Conditions of Employment: Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver's license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement. You will be paid by direct deposit or pay card only.
The City of Fort Worth affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or sexual orientation.
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