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State Police Telecommunicator II

Oregon State Police - Central Point, Oregon

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$3,138.00 monthly
Top Pay:
$4,431.00 monthly

Job Description

The State Police Telecommunicator 2, as part of a statewide network, is responsible for communication coordination between field officer, local and county law enforcement and emergency services, State agencies, and the public within a large geographic area encompassing multiple counties, cities, and towns. In addition, the duties are supportive of the State Police teletype network, computer-assisted dispatch, the statewide and nationwide networks, and their included data bases. Major duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Receives radio requests using multiple radio frequencies involving police, highway, and other emergency services for wanted/missing persons, stolen property, stolen vehicles, vehicle registration and driver's license information; obtains and transmits information to officers; accurately logs information and requests on Department computer assisted dispatch system;
  • Performs inquires and interprets information from the Law Enforcement Data Systems (LEDS), DMV, National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and National Law Enforcement Teletype System; uses this information with its interface with the computer assisted dispatch system; disseminates law enforcement information; makes data entries; sends and receives messages nationwide;
  • Directly receives or through the computer assisted dispatch notification by Telecommunicator 1 incoming telephone reports of accidents, complaints, criminal activities, and calls for general police assistance and records them into the Department's computer assisted dispatch system with 100% accuracy. Uses codes, maps, and other resources to route information; and
  • Responds to telephone questions on traffic, criminal, and fish and game laws; provides general telephone information to the public.
Working Conditions: Works in an area with moderate noise levels caused by equipment and radio transmissions; is restricted to workstation for long periods, sometimes in a close work area; may be required to work extended work hours due to emergency situations or increased workload (temporary); the dispatch center is a 24 hour a day, 365 day a year operation. The shifts vary from day, swing and night depending on the assigned or bid shift based upon seniority; required to work weekends and holidays; and required to work during inclement weather conditions and during natural disasters.

Additional Information

This is a permanent full-time position with the Oregon Department of State Police, Southern Command Center in Central Point, Oregon. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants and may be used to fill future openings. Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents. Responses to the supplemental questions will determine if you meet the minimum qualifications, any special qualifications and/or desired attributes for the position. Employee is required to maintain a drug/alcohol free workplace in accordance with the 1988 DrugFree Workplace Act and Department Policy. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements for this position will be invited to interview. Transcripts must be attached and submitted to receive credit for education coursework at the time of application. The pay and benefits on all announcements may change without notice. Education differential pay of 3% for associate degree and 6% for bachelor degree. For more information on veterans' preference points, visit: www.oregonjobs.org/DAS/STJOBS/vetpoints.shtml To apply for a position with Oregon State Police visit: egov.oregon.gov/OSP/

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 18
  • Education: : High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience: : Preferred
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Your PD100 application form will be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications stated in this section. To receive credit, your application form must clearly show that you have:
  • Six months of public safety dispatching experience (such as State Police Telecommunicator 1, public safety call taker, public safety dispatcher, etc.); OR
  • One year experience in a dispatch position requiring the simultaneous use of radio or telephone and computer; OR
  • One year of experience in law enforcement as a Police Cadet, reserve police officer, or police officer; OR
  • Successful completion of a certified emergency communication course; AND
  • Keyboarding (typing) speed of at least 35 words per minute; AND
  • High School diploma or successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) Test.
REQUIRED SKILLS TESTING (At time of interview)
  • Typing test
  • CritiCall (tests for critical skills and abilities needed to perform job)
  • Provide copy of High School transcripts, diploma or GED.
You must live within 45 minutes from worksite.

Contact Informaton

Rebecca Esplin

Oregon State Police
4500 Rogue Valley Hwy, Ste A
Central Point, Oregon 97502
phone: 541-618-7991

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