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Communications Officer

City of Duluth

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Duluth Police Department

The City of Duluth, Georgia (pop. 30,000) is accepting applications for the position of COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER in the Duluth Police Department.

Communications Officers are responsible for operating emergency and non-emergency police radio, telephone and computer communication systems. This is a complex, multi-tasking, and critical life-safety position—this means you must be able to talk on the phone, talk on the police radio system, and enter computer data all at the same time. Frequently this occurs under stressful conditions during emergency events where accurate and timely communication is critical to the safety of the public and the police officers.

The individual should possess office or clerical experience and must have a high school diploma or state-issued GED. Previous experience in emergency radio/telephone operations is desirable, but not required. Must have moderate keyboarding/computer skills and be able to work individually and in a team.

All applicants are subject to an extensive background investigation, including criminal history background, drug testing, vision/hearing/medical exam, psychological evaluation, and polygraph. Individuals must be able to obtain state certification as a Communications Officer within 6 months of employment, which involves the successful completion of a state-mandated two-week classroom training program off-site. Additionally, you must successful complete 11-16 weeks of supervised on-the-job training and demonstrate the skills necessary to perform the job. Currently, shifts are 12 hours long, starting at 6am and 6pm; with every other weekend having Friday-Sunday off.

Hiring pay range is: $18.54 - $20.49 per hour, ($38,563 - $42,619 annualized; Grade 19). Starting pay is based on qualifications including specific experience and foreign language skills.

Contact Major Hunter at or by phone at 678-512-3705 with any questions on job duties or hiring process.

Applications are available at the Police Department (address below) and on-line at

Completed applications, with Supplemental Questionnaire and other required documents, must be mailed or delivered to:

Major Mark Hunter
Duluth Police Department
3276 Buford Hwy
Duluth, GA 30096-3577

Posted: 8/4/2021; updated 1/7/22

Open until filled, may close at any time without notice

The City of Duluth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will conform with all applicable local, state, and federal laws concerning employment and will not illegally discriminate with regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information or other legally protected status or classification, except where mandated or permitted by law as a bona fide occupational qualification.

It is the policy of the City of Duluth to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer and other terms and conditions of employment. The City of Duluth, in compliance with the Federal law, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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