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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the required software proficiency test and the online application. The online application will not be forwarded to the hiring manager without the proficiency test on file with the office of human resources. For more information contact: Moraine Valley Community College Office of Human Resources – L167 (708) 974-5704

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Dispatcher
Classification Title
Department Police Department
Work Location Main Campus
Duties

Under general supervision, receives and transmits all emergency and non-emergency communications by telephone, two-way radios and/or in person for the department; serves and assists faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the campus.
The Dispatcher is dedicated to the learning college concepts by developing programs and facilitating activities that promote student success and lifelong learning.

Education/Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) along with NIMS 100 certificate or higher ratings by FEMA or a minimum of 30 hours of college course work in the Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Fire Operations, Security Operations, or be a certified Police, Fire Officer or Certified Security Specialist. This position requires 2-3 years of experience as a dispatcher or related function.
Must have completed certification program for Law Enforcement Agencies Data System less than full access to apply or had previously held a “Full Access” LEADS certification. Matron Certification will be required 6 months after hiring.
Proficiency testing will include alpha filing, keyboarding, and data entry.
Contact the office of human resources to schedule an appointment to complete the required software proficiency test.

Qualifications

The Police Dispatcher will at all times, maintain the confidentiality and integrity of all information, data, reports, operations, and activities of the police department; achieve and maintain certification in CPR, first aid, AED operation and operation of LEADS which include running license plates, driver’s license, criminal histories, warrant checks, etc.; assign priority to calls dispatched; operate and respond to office, emergency, elevator and parking lot telephones; operate and respond to MVCC Police and Campus Operations personnel 2-way radios and monitor 2-way radio traffic of surrounding communities 24 hours a day; monitor fire alarms systems and dispatch police and/or fire department and off-campus emergency personnel equipment when necessary; also, monitor surveillance cameras and weather conditions via national weather service broadcasts and activate tornado sirens during appropriate weather circumstances; performs related duties as assigned.

Position Status Full Time
Hours

40 hours per week –
This position is subject to shift assignments, weekends, and holidays.

Minimum Starting Rate $17.09
Hourly/Salary Hourly
Review of Applications Begins 09/25/2017

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SS00129P
Open Date 09/11/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the required software proficiency test and the online application. The online application will not be forwarded to the hiring manager without the proficiency test on file with the office of human resources.
For more information contact:
Moraine Valley Community College
Office of Human Resources – L167
(708) 974-5704

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chicago Tribune
    • HigherEdJobs
    • InsideHigherEd
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • MVCC Website/Posting
    • Employee of MVCC
    • Other
    • No Response
  2. * Are you a State Universities Retirement System (SURS) annuitant and currently receiving a monthly annuity?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have the minimum of 30 hours of college coursework in the Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Fire Operations, Security Operations, or be a certified Police Officer, Fire Officer, or Certified Security Specialist?
    • YES
    • NO
  4. Do you have two to three years of experience as a dispatcher or related function?
    • YES
    • NO

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document