SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This is an entry-level position involved in radio dispatching, operating City communication instruments and coordinating the City’s emergency communications system. The duties also include clerical work to support this function. Assignments are performed according to established policies and procedures under the supervision of an administrative superior or the officer in charge of the shift. This position is automatically promoted to Communications Specialist I after one year of satisfactory performance and a satisfactory employee performance evaluation.
High School diploma or GED from an accredited school, and a minimum of one year of related experience in clerical, administrative, and dispatching duties preferred. Must possess a valid Real ID Maryland Class C Driver’s license, or a comparable license issued by the employee’s state of residence, and a proven safe driving record. Must be United States citizen and is at least 18 years of age with no record of felony convictions or serious misdemeanors. Must possess or be able to attain the following certification in the National Incident Command System (ICS) within six months of employment: ICS-100, ICS-700. Ability to operate a computer terminal or Personal Computer and tablets. The aptitude in the use of a typical word processing software such as Microsoft Suite. Able to learn and apply other office software and automated office procedures. Able to type 25 words per minute and produce work that meets departmental formatting requirements. EOE
MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION, ORAL INTERVIEW BOARD, PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL, DRUG SCREEN, PSYCHOLOGICAL
EVALUATION AND A CRIMINAL RECORD BACKGROUND CHECK.