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Communications Technician

Dispatcher
City of Universal City - Universal City, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$15.16 hourly

Job Description

The Dispatcher is in charge of and responsible for the provision of information to individuals involved in the protection of health and safety.  The coordination of police, fire, ambulance, civil defense and health officials is dependent upon prompt communications.  This position reports to the Assistant Chief of Police.  The Dispatcher is expected to use good judgment in the process of making rational decisions in times of emergency.

  • Receiving information by telephone, radio, teletype or verbal means.
  • Relaying information to the proper area of concern.
  • Providing relevant data when requested.
  • Using computer connection with the Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) or National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • Monitoring emergency frequency for surrounding cities.
  • Dispatching all emergency personnel for Universal City and surrounding agencies.
  • Keeping logs that indicate the important information received.
  • Other duties as required.

Additional Information

To apply for this position, an Application for Employment must be completed and submitted before the position closes.  Applications may be picked up in person at the City of Universal City Municipal Building, 2150 Universal City Blvd, Universal City, TX 78148 or requested by emailing hrfinance@universalcitytexas.com.  The City of Universal City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 or older
  • Education: High School diploma
  • Experience: Related area of employment

Prefer applicants with current Basic Telecommunications Certification, Crisis Communication Training and one year supervised experience in related area of employment. Knowledge of local geography helpful. Ability to handle relations with the public, the police department personnel and interdepartmental personnel. Ability to manage resources and handle stressful situations.

Contact Informaton

Leigh Tollison

City of Universal City
2150 Universal City Blvd
Universal City, Texas 78148
phone: (210) 659-0333

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