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Communications Specialist

South Dakota State University
18.59 USD Hourly
Closing date
Aug 10, 2021

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Posting DetailsLogo Institution South Dakota State UniversityWorking Title Communications SpecialistPosting Number CSA01047PDepartment SDSU-University Police DeptPhysical Location of Position (City) BrookingsPosting Text Do you have a passion for helping others? Are you interested in being part of a team where you get to play a role in serving and protecting the campus community? SDSU's University Police Department is offering a rewarding career opportunity as a Communications Specialist.Job Responsibilities: Operate a multi-talk group communications system; field calls and dispatch law enforcement and emergency personnel; monitor patrolling activity and request additional support when needed; monitor computerized systems for buildings and facility alarms; monitor multiple video and security systems; provide customer service to the public; research, interpret, compile and disseminate information from various law enforcement databases to provide data to personnel in the field.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of: Communications systems; dispatch operating procedures; basic law enforcement and emergency response procedures; stress and conflict management techniques; computer applications and systems; and geography, buildings, roadways on campus, and in the city and county of Brookings.Skills & Ability to: Prioritize radio and telephone calls while remaining calm during emergencies; respond appropriately concerning the urgency of the situation; operate a communications system, multi-line telephone system and computer terminal simultaneously; read maps, multiple computer terminal and printouts quickly and accurately; accurately record both alpha and alpha-numeric figures; locate and use reference sources; follow oral and written instructions; speak using good clarity, tone, volume, syntax, grammar and inflections/modulations; organize, condense and transmit large amounts of information into brief, concise summaries; maintain logs, manuals and reference materials in accordance with agency or institution policy and within Federal Communications Commission regulations; listen to and exercise patience with callers; manage calls regarding threats of emergencies (i.e., suicide) effectively; remain calm in tense or emergency situation; deal tactfully with and work effectively with law enforcement officers, emergency response personnel, field units, agency personnel and the public; and work independently.Required License: Valid driver's license is required. Obtain NCIC Certification within 3 months of hire, SD 911 Telecommunications certification and Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification within one year of hire are required. Must successfully complete Dispatch CTO program. Comments: Per SDCL 02:05:01:01 applicants must be a US citizen and be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. Travel is required to complete required training, job duties and court appearances. Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends and holidays. SDSU is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. Employment is contingent upon a successful law enforcement background check and physical exam.Benefits: SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.Application Procedures: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site, to apply visit . [SE82]Posting Date 06/09/2021Closing Date Open Until Filled YesFirst Consideration Date 06/27/2021Advertised Salary $18.59/hour depending on qualifications, plus benefitsDuration of the Term 12 monthsIf Other, describe duration Appointment Percent 100Work Hours Shift Work including Nights, Weekends, and HolidaysTypical Hours Worked Per Week Appointment Type RegularScope of Search External (includes Internal)If internal, define scope of search This position requires Weekends/Holidays, Valid Drivers License, OtherIf other, please indicate US Citizen; Minimum 18 years of age; High School Diploma or equivalency certificate; Must pass Physical Exam and Law Enforcement Background Check; Obtain NCIC Certification within 3 months of hire, State of SD 911 Certification and Priority Dispatch EMD CertDepartment Description and Cultural Expectations South Dakota State University is the state's largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace the university's core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.As the state's 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, Aberdeen and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in 2014. The university's total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state's first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.Jackrabbits Athletics competes as a NCAA Division I member, with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state's highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children's Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.Affirmative Action Statement South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by calling or sending an e-mail to . SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Michelle Johnson, Title IX/EEO Director, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, Box 2201, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, .Diversity Statement SDSU is committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.Contact Information For additional information regarding this position or questions about the online application process, please contact SDSU Human Resources at .Working ConditionsPlease check the appropriate response that describe the cognitive requirements for this position. Analyzing, Comprehend, Frequent Change, Intense Customer Interaction, Logic, Memory, Multiple Priorities, Multiple Stimuli, Pace-fast, Reading, Reasoning, Verbal Communication, Written CommunicationPlease check the appropriate response for this position's use of the following protective clothing or equipment. If other protection is used please identify Please designate the physical requirements of this position Fine Finger Manipulation (keyboarding, pipefitting, bench work, etc), Lifting light, Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Sitting for sustained periods of time, Use Both Hands, Use of Either Hand, Independently, Wrist Movement (twisting or rotating)Describe any of the conditions selected Sitting for sustained periods of time- Works at a fixed radio communications station and is confined to the workstation for extended periods of time. Is constantly placed in stressful situations.Please check the appropriate response that describe the sensory requirements for this position. Color Vision, Depth Perception, Distant Vision, Hearing, Near Vision, Peripheral Vision, Speaking..... click apply for full job details
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