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Police Communications Officer in Training

Texas A&M International University
Job Location:
Laredo, Texas
Police and Public Safety
Police Communications Officer in Training

Job Title
Police Communications Officer in Training

Texas A&M International University

University Police Department

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Job Summary

The Police Communications Officer in Training, under supervision, receives on-the-job training from Police Communication Officers; handles routine and emergency radio, telephone, and 911 calls for service following special or written instructions for transmitting and routing calls.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Receives sixteen weeks of on-the-job training from Police Communication Officers to gain familiarity and experience.
  • Receives incoming emergency/non-emergency telephone calls from the public and disseminates information via radio for all law enforcement, medical and emergency personnel.
  • Monitors all telecommunications equipment including State and National computers.
  • Operates data terminals for the National Crime Information Center/Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems and personal computers for the University Police Department (UPD) computer network.
  • Monitors and responds to activation of a comprehensive closed circuit television and computer alarm security system, including 911 and medical emergency notification, and coordinates with all appropriate agencies and personnel.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • Education - High school diploma or GED.
  • Experience - Two years full-time experience.
  • High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification may substitute for the 2 years of full-time employment or military experience.
Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to:
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Work under stress.
  • Comprehend technical aspects of communications equipment.
  • Communication skills.
  • Keyboarding skills.
Licensing / Professional Certification - Ability to obtain Telecommunications Operators License within 6 months of employment.

Physical Requirements - None.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision of Others

This position generally does not supervise employees.

Other Requirements
  • Work rotating shifts, evenings and holidays.
  • Applicant must successfully pass keyboarding test, communications performance evaluation and complete background investigation.
First review of applications will be August 12, 2022

Salary: $13.01/hourly

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • At least 3 professional references and their full contact information, and
  • Unofficial transcripts (if applicable)
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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