UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
1117 NE BOAT STREET
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98105
Updated: February 10, 2014
Classification: Police Dispatcher
The University of Washington Police Department is currently hiring for Police Dispatcher. All testing through National Testing Network must be completed by March 15, 2014. Applications to UWPD must be completed online by March 9, 2014: www.uw.edu/jobs.
Salary Information: $3,478 to $4,679/month
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/forms/ben-summaries/classified.pdf.
Lt. Craig Wilson
The Communication Center is staffed by professional 911 dispatchers who report to a civilian supervisor. The dispatchers receive 911 calls, non-emergency calls, TTY calls (hearing impaired), intrusion/hold-up alarm calls, monitor fire alarms, and monitor several radio frequencies. After receiving a call the dispatcher will determine the appropriate level of response and dispatch the personnel to the call.
UWPD has an outstanding opportunity for a Police Dispatcher/Call Receiver to perform specialized and varied work in the Police Department Communications Center to include receiving and transmitting law enforcement and related public safety information. This position is responsible for answering department telephones including emergency 911 telephone calls, determining the nature of the caller's business and dispatching police mobile units, or referring the call to the appropriate resource; prioritizing and routing emergency calls to fire, police and emergency medical services. There is often a high volume of calls, many of which involve accidents or crimes in progress. The Dispatcher will operate radio dispatching equipment, various computer systems, and associated recording equipment. Additionally, Police Dispatcher/Call Receivers compile information and write and generate accurate reports.
The department strongly subscribes and operates under the tenants of community oriented policing and service. The Communications Center operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Competitive candidates will possess demonstrated experience in thinking clearly and acting quickly and making correct decisions, taking charge of conversations, obtaining accurate information from callers, entering information into a computer while talking and making sound and quick decisions. Inherent to success in this position is excellent organizational skills to include multitasking while coping with numerous interruptions and remaining calm and professional in emergency situations.