Equal Opportunity Information
Ahoskie policy prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, color, creed, national origin, age or disability. Sex, age or absence of disability is a bona fide occupational qualification in a small number of Town jobs. The information requested below will in no way affect you as an applicant. Its sole use will be to see how well our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population.
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs intermediate technical work on an assigned shift dispatching police, fire, rescue and public works personnel usually in response to emergency situations; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Captain.
This is secondary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Receiving calls for service; dispatching personnel and equipment; maintaining records; entering data; preparing reports
Receives and transmits messages primarily by radio and maintains radio log on shift work;
Receives complaints in person or by telephone;
Receives emergency calls, determines location and nature of emergency and dispatches appropriate personnel and equipment;
Enters and retrieves a variety of data into computer system concerning department activities;
Makes inquiries concerning vehicles via computer system;
Monitors police frequencies and emergency frequencies;
Dispatches vehicles where and when needed;
Takes telephone calls concerning complaints, passes information on to appropriate units and keeps record of calls;
Makes criminal history and vehicle information checks;
Enters complaints and offense reports into computer system;
Performs a variety of filing, checking and clerical functions for officers and the general public;
Types and files reports and records;
Collects and accounts for fees;
Performs related tasks as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of the methods of perating two-way communications systems; general knowledge of radio code system and teletype procedures; general knowledge of the city and location of important buildings; ability to type at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to deal with the public under stressful conditions and remain calm; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
Possession of DCI certification.
$27,505 - $41,259
THE TOWN OF AHOSKIE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, RELIGION, AGE, OR NON-EMPLOYMENT RELATED DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Town of Ahoskie will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities
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