(Formerly known as Communications Technician I )
|Department||City of Tampa|
|Open Date||12/1/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||6/7/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$19.84-$28.14 Hourly / $3,438.93-$4,877.60 Monthly / $41,267.20-$58,531.20 Yearly|
|Type of Recruitment||Open|
|Speciality||Tampa Police Department/Tampa Fire Department|
Maintains service status of all mobile units for assigned area; dispatches units by radio through the use of signal codes; dispatches wreckers to accidents and impounds following rotation schedule.
Determines the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred in order to recommend referral; determines if a police unit should be dispatched to a scene for an investigation in order to facilitate prompt referral of a case.
Records emergency calls or complaints, including type of service required, location, and identification of persons, time of dispatch, time “out of service”, and subsequent “return to service” of vehicles; maintains records as required.
Continues training in the receipt and evaluation of calls for service from citizens; advises citizens on calls that are not of an emergency nature.
Operates personal computers, two-way radios and other pertinent equipment.
Performs related work as required.
Working knowledge of: the methods, practices, and regulations pertaining to radio transmitting equipment operations; the city, and its geography.
Some knowledge of: zone boundaries; effective communications techniques; records keeping and reporting; the operation of personal computers.
Ability to: react quickly, calmly, and rationally in emergencies; speak clearly and communicate effectively with police officers, firefighters, and the general public; fluently speak a second language might be required; maintain accurate records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public; operate radio dispatching equipment.
Skill in: the use and care of radio dispatching equipment; basic typing/keyboard.
Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of some typing or keyboard skills. Preference may be given to individuals with previous experience or who are bilingual.
Successfully complete and maintain the State of Florida 911 Public Safety Telecommunications certificate.
Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.
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