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Posted on: October 14, 2016

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Telecommunications Specialist

Telecommunications Specialist

Job Summary:   

Receive incoming emergency 911 calls and dispatch appropriate emergency equipment and personnel.  Input information into the computer and perform research as requested.  Monitor radio channels.  Provide accurate and appropriate information as needed.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

This information is intended to be descriptive of the principle duties and responsibilities of the position.  The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
 1). Receive and process emergency 911 calls by answering incoming calls, gathering information, dispatching appropriate emergency equipment and personnel, and remain on the line as necessary to offer appropriate responses and information.  Provide accurate and appropriate information as needed.

2). Input information into the computer by logging all radio traffic and calls for service and generating short reports.

3). Perform research by using TLETS and other computers to retrieve information requested by officers.

4). Perform other duties as may be assigned. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Duties are generally performed in an office setting. Some light work requiring occasional lifting objects up to 20 pounds to move object. Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Work may also require stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, standing, walking, pushing, and pulling.

Education, Certification and Experience Required:

• Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Possession of a valid Texas Class C driver’s license.
• Possession of a valid TCIC/NCIC Certification, or obtain within six months of date of hire.
• Possession of a valid TLETS/NLETS Communication Certification, or obtain within one year of date of hire.
• One-year experience as a police/fire/EMS dispatcher, communications specialist, or any comparable position preferred.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Type a minimum of 50 words per minute.
• Ability to work calmly in stressful situations.
• Ability to give and receive messages via telecommunications equipment clearly and effectively, and use sound judgment.
• Ability to obtain required certification.
• Ability to work assigned shift, including nights, weekends and holidays.
• Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

 Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:

• Computer and related software, TLETS computer, radio equipment, telephone, fax, copier, printer. 

 Special Requirements:

• Telecommunications Specialists work weekends, nights, holidays and emergencies.
• Must obtain TCIC/NCIC certification within six months of employment.
• Must obtain TLETS/NLETS certification within one year of employment.

Miscellaneous Information

The City of Kerrville is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Qualified Applicants. A City of Kerrville application is required. Resumes are considered additional information, and accepted with a completed City application. Applications may be obtained from this site or Kerrville City Hall.

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