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Communications Equipment Operator III (911 Call Taker) (8 positions)

Communications Equipment Operator III (911 Call Taker) (8 positions)

Req ID 
2017-13722
Position  
Regular Full-Time
Dept 
Boston Police Department
Location  
BPD Police Headquarters
Salary Min 
38,497.75
Salary Max 
52,641.29
Union  
SU4
Openings 
8
Posted Date 
9/13/2017
Posting End Date 
..
Contact Email 
shauna.orourke@pd.boston.gov

More information about this job:

Overview:

This is a provisional appointment.

 

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

 

Under general supervision, the Communications Equipment Operator III (CEO III) will be assigned to the Operations Division.

Responsibilities:

Job responsibilities include receiving, recording and referring emergency and non-emergency phone calls from the public by operating the Centrex telephone system console and switchboard, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS). The majority of work performed is in an MS Windows environment. The CEO III must be able to multi-task; work well under pressure; talk, listen and write simultaneously; maintain control of emergency calls and ascertain relevant information as quickly as possible; utilize sharp judgment skills to make qualified, instantaneous decisions; and other related duties as required. The CEO III may also perform duties as the Duty Supervisor's clerk with responsibilities including but not limited to updating and maintaining the detail book, sick time log, notification/pager list, as well as communicating with outside City and State agencies. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

All applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paid clerical experience in a customer service position where the primary responsibilities included triaging incoming calls on a switchboard and recording information for reporting purposes. All applicants must be able to type a minimum of 35 words per minute; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a professional phone manner; the ability to read, write and communicate clearly in English; and the ability to sit for extended periods of time. It is strongly preferred that all candidates possess knowledge of the City of Boston's main streets and intersections, as well as Departmental Rules and Procedures relative to policing priorities. Experience with MS Windows is required. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. All applicants will be subject to hearing and vision testing. Preference will be given to applicants with previous 911 Call Taker experience.

 

The Operations Division is a 24 hour/7 day a week operation with three working shifts. New employees may be assigned to the 4 PM to 12 AM shift or to the 12 AM to 8 AM shift.

 

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK REQUIRED

A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST IS REQUIRED

BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED

 

Terms:

 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU/RL1-13

Hours per week:   35