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JOB VACANCY #JV 2022-33 Telecommunicator I

 

THE POSITION OF:                        Telecommunicator I

 

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:            Police/Special Services

 

CLASSIFICATION:                         AFSCME 2763-Rank & File

 

POSTING DATE:                             April 19, 2022

STARTING PAY RATE:                 $22.85 per hour, 40 hours per week

 

Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and a current resume

at www.readingpa.gov under Employment Opportunities.  Questions – Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Answering emergency and non-emergency citizen calls for police assistance.
  • Complete Assignment Cards, Computer entries; forward to Radio Dispatcher.
  • Signs out keys for unmarked police vehicles.
  • Retrieve and enter information into law enforcement computer systems.
  • Refers the public to other agencies for assistance.
  • Monitor burglar alarms, panic alarms, fire alarms, and security systems.
  • Operate police radio communications on a regular frequency.
  • Monitor City and County Fire, EMS, and Police Communications network if assigned.
  • Run License checks for Central records, District Courts, and authorized City Agencies.
  • Dispatch police calls on assigned and unassigned calls, including assignment and backup units.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:     

Educational/Experience Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate or have equivalent work experience.
  • Requires completion of a successful background check by the Police Department.
  • Must be able to operate radio dispatching equipment unit.
  • 3 years customer service experience required; dispatch center experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Must be able to type at least 35 wpm with accuracy.
  • Must be familiar with Windows operating system.

 

*  Hours:  3:00 pm – 11:00 pm  *

 

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