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Lead Public Safety Dispatcher

Plantation Police Department - Plantation, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$38,567.00 annual
Top Pay:
$61,072.00 annual

Job Description

This is advanced work of considerable difficulty in supervising and directing Telecommunicators in day-to-day operations of the Communications Center, providing and overseeing training of subordinates, and operating a radio system to direct mobile police, fire and EMS units. The selection process for this position will require candidates to submit an employment application, completed in its entirety; attesting minimum qualifications and requirements for the position have been satisfied. Above and beyond the mandatory oral interview, submission to a complete background investigation (to include a polygraph/ CVSA, medical, drug and psychological examination), the candidate will also be required to demonstrate their multi-tasking skills during a Perfex exercise. It is a necessary requirement and policy that applicants for the position of Lead Public Safety Dispatcher pass all of the pre-employment tests. Please keep in mind that the testing process may take up to six (6) months. If you fail any part of our testing, your application will not be processed further. However, you are eligible to reapply with our City one year from the date on which you failed part of our testing procedures, unless otherwise stated.

Additional Information

QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable knowledge of two-way radio communications procedures and ability to communicate effectively with police and other public safety units. Knowledge in Police/Fire methodology, terminology and radio codes/ signals. Considerable knowledge of surrounding area and geographical features of the City. Knowledge of NCIC/ FCIC system procedures and methods of accessing and inputting data, and the ability to understand and utilize teletype codes and abbreviations. Knowledge of modern methods of personnel supervision and the ability to supervise employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to monitor subordinates for compliance with departmental policies, procedures and rules, to include appropriate discipline and positive recognition. Ability to concentrate on details of several incidents occurring simultaneously over long periods of time; establish proper priorities during incidents of high volume. Ability to remain composed and speak in a normal, clear voice under the pressure of numerous calls and emergency conditions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with police officers and officials, other municipal employees and representatives of other agencies. Must have computer skills and working knowledge of Windows and MS Word. Ability to work all shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Ability to type 35 WPM (a test may be given). Ability to pass all pre-employment testing. Graduation from a standard high school or possess an acceptable G.E.D. certificate. MUST have three (3) or more years experience in a Police dispatch center within the last five (5) years preferably including supervisory experience and/or training. Must currently possess or be eligible to obtain, a Florida driver’s license with an overall good driving record. No single suspension of driver’s license within the past two (2) years and no more than two (2) suspensions within the past five (5) year history (except if suspension was due to insurance error or clerk of court error). This job posting has been designated as “ESSENTIAL” for declared emergencies and must meet National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level. 11/05/2012: REV 12/07/2101

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 18
  • Education: : Graduation of High School Education
  • Experience: : 3 or more years experience

Contact Informaton

Lori Legette

Plantation Police Department
451 NW 70th Terrace
Plantation, Florida 33317
phone: 954-797-2790

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