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White County will be accepting applications for the position of Communications Officer to work at the E/911 Center. Applicants must be able to work 12 hour shifts including nights and weekends and travel to training as required. Entry level pay for this position is $15.74 per hour. Complete job description and applications are available 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri at the White County Commissioners Office, 1235 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, Georgia 30528 (706) 865-2235 or at www.whitecounty.net. This position is open until filled. Successful applicant must be able to pass a background investigation drug/alcohol test, and a pre-employment assessment. This is a full time position offering comparable wages and full benefits. White County is an equal opportunity employer.
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for receiving emergency and administrative calls from the public and dispatching appropriate emergency personnel.
o Receives, monitors, and dispatches radio communications traffic for Police, EMS, Fire, and Sheriff’s Departments throughout the county, including all 911.
o Receives and screens incoming telephone calls from the public and other public safety agencies; categorizes and prioritizes calls during emergency situations.
o Dispatches the appropriate emergency personnel to incident locations; provides emergency medical instructions to callers prior to the arrival of emergency personnel.
o Maintains a continuous log of incoming telephone and radio calls; logs incoming calls for participating agencies.
o Notifies other agencies and jurisdictions of emergency and non-emergency incidents.
o Monitors and routes incoming messages from national and state computer networks.
o Maintains pass-on log for incoming shift personnel.
o Maintains radio and communications equipment; conducts test checks as needed.
o Maintains and operates computer-aided dispatch system.
o Verifies accuracy of data on E-911 screens; prepares necessary forms for correction of information.
o Participates in training exercises.
o Operates and maintains recording devices.
o Performs housekeeping duties at communications center.
o Performs other related duties as assigned.
o Knowledge of POST procedures and GCIC/NCIC regulations.
o Knowledge of the geography and road system of White County.
o Knowledge of the radio codes used in public safety work.
o Knowledge of dispatching procedures for various agencies.
o Knowledge of CPR procedures.
o Skill in the operation of radio, communications, and recording equipment.
o Skill in operating a computer.
o Skill in dealing with the public.
o Skill in maintaining records and preparing reports.
o Skill in making decisions accurately and rapidly.
o Skill in reading maps.
o Skill in oral and written communication.
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