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Telecommunications Operator - Police

 JOB POSTING # 16-055

TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

POLICE DEPARTMENT
HOURLY RATE:  $12.02

Open Until Filled

 

The City of Kingsville is accepting applications for a Telecommunication’s Operator in the Police Department.  Responsible for receiving, evaluating and dispatching calls for police, fire and EMS calls for service in a timely manner, and performing notification and information gathering duties in support of personnel in the field.   Operators also receive paperwork generated by police personnel and properly route and file such paperwork.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, AND/OR REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to type thirty (30) words per minute. Additional testing may be administered by the City of Kingsville: Standard & Associates’ National Dispatch Selection Test used to assess skill level in reading, comprehension, listening, problem solving, prioritizing and multi-tasking.

 

Position requires working on shift assignments.  Must obtain Telecommunication certification within one year of employment.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing with attention to detail in documentation and presentation.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to communicate with department personnel, City employees and the public.

 

All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of Kingsville’s citizens. City employees must be able to work immediately before, during, and/or immediately after an emergency.

 

All positions require the following: 1) High School diploma or equivalent, 2) possession of a valid driver’s license 3) satisfactory driving record and 4) proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to work in the U.S. legally.  The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation.

 

Applications may be picked up at City of Kingsville-Human Resources, 200 E. Kleberg, Kingsville, Texas  78363.  For more information call 361-595-8017 or e-mail hradmin@cityofkingsville.com AA/EOE.

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For more information on job listings, contact Beth Greenwell, at 361-595-8017.

Applications may be downloaded above or picked up at City of Kingsville-Human Resources, 200 E. Kleberg, Kingsville, Texas 78363; or you may call during our normal business hours of Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon or 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and request an application be mailed to you or e-mail hradmin@cityofkingsville.com AA/EOE.

Complete your application accurately to be sure your application receives full consideration. You may apply online by selecting an available position and attaching your application form to your submission. Applications may also be submitted to hradmin@cityofkingsville.com or in person at the Human Resources office. A position must be available at the time your application is made. To be considered for that position, you must meet the minimum qualifications as posted. If you are not selected for the vacant position, we encourage you to re-apply at the next available opportunity.

All positions require the following:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent
  2. Possession of a valid driver’s license
  3. Satisfactory driving record
  4. Proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to work in the U.S. legally.
  5. The successful applicant will be required to pass a background investigation.

If offered a position with the City, you will be expected to successfully pass a drug screen. For the safety of our current and future employees, we promote a drug-free workplace.

City employees are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact both internally and externally during the performance of duties.  Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest and respectful.

All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of Kingsville’s citizens. City employees must be able to work immediately before, during, and/or immediately after an emergency.

City of Kingsville, An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer