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Missoula County Public Safety Communications Officer I in Missoula, Montana

Public Safety Communications Officer ISalary$21.79 HourlyLocation Missoula, MTJob TypeRegular Full-time, 40 hours/weekJob Number2023-00265DepartmentOffice of Emergency Management- 911 ServicesOpening Date12/06/2023Bargaining UnitAFSCME-9-1-1 UnitWork SiteMissoula County 911 CenterScheduling/Hours of WorkFull time rotating schedule includes days, nights, weekends, and holidaysThis is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The base rate of pay this position is $21.7940 The Office of Emergency Management/911 is seeking a PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER I to join their team. This position will perform work involved with 9-1-1 call taking and emergency service dispatching from a communications center. This is an entry level training position for the 9-1-1 Center and is used to train employees to take emergency and non-emergency phone calls, and to dispatch emergency medical and fire services. Details: Applications will be reviewed every two weeks and eligible applicants will be invited to participate in applicant testing and interview processes that will be held every month. Remote testing will be available for long distance applicants. This is a continuous recruitment projected to be open all of 2024.To Apply: Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is submitted.Please include with your completed application the following attachments: Documentation of High School Graduation or a GED certificate, unofficial college transcripts will also be accepted, and a copy of a valid Driver's License, or state issued Identification card.Incomplete applications may be disqualified.Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.Representative Examples of WorkWorks as part of an effective team to provide public safety emergency communications. Receives telephone calls to 9-1-1 from citizens seeking assistance. Gathers information from callers and initiates the appropriate response to information received. Prioritizes telephone calls, and radio communications from the public and emergency service agencies concerning emergency and non-emergency situations. Records and updates pertinent information in the CAD (computer aided dispatch) system and relays information to appropriate agencies and individuals. Makes referrals to other community resources. Monitors and communicates using radio frequencies, to dispatch and coordinate activities of emergency service fire and medical agencies. Receives training and certification in CPR and EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch), and provides instruction in first aid prior to arrival of first responders. Assists in training new employees as assigned by the Training Coordinator and provides documentation of trainees' progress for use in their evaluations. Performs routine equipment checks to insure proper function, and reports any failure or malfunction to the technical support staff. Maintains and updates records and resources, both hard copy and computerized.Minimum QualificationsRequires high school graduation or GED. Requires one (1) year experience working in an environment that involved public contact. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Employment is subject to a background investigation which is conducted by the Sheriff's Department. Successful candidates must pass hearing and drug screening provided by the County. Employees must attain and maintain CPR & EMD certification; and CJIN, NCIC and POST certifications as a condition of employment. Physical/Environmental DemandsRequires working rotating shifts ranging from 8 to 12 hours, but not to exceed 14 hours in length; working nights and weekends; and working overtime shifts as needed to provide coverage for a 24/7/365 emergency communications center. Requires providing contact information to include primary and alternate contact information for emergency scheduling. May require carrying a pager as assigned and serving in an “on call” capacity as assigned. Requires exposure to a stressful environment. Work is primarily performed in a communications center and requires long periods of sitting at a computer terminal and performing data entry while wearing a headset. Some bending, reaching and lifting in the light ranges is involved. Requires hearing which falls within normal limits for both pure tones and speech, per audiogram. (An average will be taken of 500, 1000, 2000, 3000HZ. The applicant must have an average threshold of 20dBHL in each ear.) May require some travel for training or meetings. Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula! Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region. Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.AgencyMissoula CountyAddress200 W BroadwayMissoula, Montana, 59802Phone406-258-4874Website