Call Center Representative, Public Safety Dispatch Center

Job Description

Under the direction of the Public Safety Manager - Communications Center, dispatchers must determine the nature and location of calls requesting public safety, fire, medical, or other emergency and non-emergency services, then use computer aided dispatch software (CAD) to dispatch, track and monitor appropriate response for service. Receives and screens telephone calls, radio calls, collects information regarding crime or emergency in progress to relay to safety force personnel; and documents critical information to maintain the location and status of Public Safety units in the field.
Dispatchers must exercise reasonable independent judgment to determine priorities for service response in accordance with established procedures and protocols; coordinate on site activities of safety forces o ensure efficient and effective support services; and notifies and coordinates response with outside agencies as needed, ex: police and fire units, Disaster Management personnel, hospital management and other first responders. Enters, updates, and retrieves information for a variety of different sources, including officers working in the field.
Must operate a variety of communications equipment including multiple channel radio consoles, telephone and computer systems. Monitors various alarm systems and closed circuit cameras at multiple UC Health facilities. Is responsible for monitoring access control systems and building maintenance programs, as well as relaying weather related problems to appropriate personnel. ?
May work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to maintain 24-hour, seven day a week coverage of the dispatch function.
Performs other duties as required.

Responsibilities

Answer emergency and non emergency calls for service. Simultaneously dispatch and monitor radio traffic and location information for Public Safety Officers. Prioritize calls for service. Provide assistance as requested to other police and fire agencies. Serve as liaison to receive and relay radio transmissions from field personnel to appropriate staff or other agencies. Operate a computer aided dispatch system and computerized electronics communication equipment. Monitors closed circuit cameras, access control equipment, panic alarms, fire systems, building maintenance alarm panels, and dispatches appropriate units to the location(s) of concern. Coordinates on site activities of safety forces to ensure efficient and effective resolution of all emergency and non-emergency situations. - 40% Exercise sound judgment under stressful circumstances; communicate effectively, considered and articulately in oral form; develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, other agency representatives and general public; handle sensitive inquiries and contacts with officials and general public; demonstrate excellent hearing and diction; analyze situations, establish facts and formulate viable conclusions; document all activities performed. At all times maintains strict confidentiality. - 20% Answer and route incoming calls to include patient information, paging, directory assistance and emergency calls. Process outgoing calls including long distance, international and conference calls. Monitor the following: medical and non-medical lines; clinical alerts; PO&M systems; security and weather alert systems. Perform paging and on call services and provide programming and testing of pagers. Produce, maintain and distribute master on-call schedules. Maintain proper and up-to-date documentation for all responsibilities listed above per policy - 15% Keeps informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or potential for problems within an assigned area; Enters or retrieves data from a computer terminal, PC or other keyboard device; Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide RITE Core values. - 10% Provide needed dispatch records and or recordings for court cases, monthly or administrative reports. - 5% Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate journals, books and other literature, and attending periodic training classes in dispatch methods, related subjects and various conferences and inservice meetings. Maintains current knowledge of agency policies and procedures; public relations; local, state and federal laws related to law enforcement; communications; and FCC rules and regulations. - 5% Performs other duties as assigned. - 5% | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 5% Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 10% Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 5% Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 20% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 10% Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 10% Pushing 0-10 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 5% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 100% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 100% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 100% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Qualifications

High School Diploma