|EMERG COMMUNICATIONS SHIFT SUP|
|SEIU Supervisor Non-Exempt|
|Performs responsible supervisory work in an emergency communications center. Employees in this class hold a leadership position in the Communications Center. They supervise the receiving and dispatching of emergency requests for police/fire service to the community on a designated shift and are responsible for training employees in emergency phone call procedures, radio dispatch procedures, operation of Computer Aided Dispatch (C.A.D.) System, teletype, and related communications equipment. Employees must have the ability to analyze situations quickly and respond with a reasonable course of action within departmental guidelines. The employee makes critical decisions in stressful situations and exercises considerable independent judgment. Work is reviewed by the Emergency Communications Manager. Supervision is exercised over a shift of assigned Communications Operators. Shift work, weekend and holiday work is required.|
|Provides supervisory support and determines appropriate actions in unusual situations according to departmental policy.
Supervises, trains and evaluates employees that receive and dispatch calls for police service and operate teletype and other communications equipment.
Coaches, counsels, documents, and disciplines employees for performance and behavioral issues.
Instructs operators in proper procedures, including the monitoring of their work; takes steps necessary to ensure quality control of employee performance.
Assumes responsibility as a subject matter expert, point person, or Project Chair, for new technologies/systems, and for system upgrades being introduced or major projects impacting the Communications Division.
Approves and sends teletype messages to other police agencies. Receives and distributes teletype messages to appropriate bureaus.
Trouble-shoots equipment problems, with working knowledge of all equipment, and makes minor repairs.
Formulates and writes procedural changes to improve operations of Communications Center.
Monitors supply inventory and orders needed supplies.
Prepares assignment schedules to ensure Communications Center is properly staffed on a 24-hour basis.
Supervises the Communications Center in the absence of the Police Communications Manager.
Develops and conducts comprehensive training programs and simulation exercises.
Compiles data and prepares various reports regarding productivity, unit activities, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
|Knowledge of Police Communication Systems.
Knowledge of computer operations (CAD, FCIC/NCIC), Teletype Operations, Telephone Operations, and ACD systems.
Knowledge of State, Civil and Criminal Procedures and Laws, and City Codes.
Knowledge of Police objectives, policies and procedures, and Federal and State law enforcement agencies and their operations.
Knowledge of effective supervisory practices.
Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Knowledge of alarms and alarm systems.
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and evaluate the work of all staff performing varied operations.
Ability to handle stressful citizen complaints appropriately with proper written investigation of the complaint.
Ability to recognize employee work-stress situations and resolve them proactively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective inter-personal relationships.
Ability to type and operate computer, teletype and other communications equipment.
Ability to exercise good judgment within bureau guidelines.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work around constant noise of telephones and communication equipment.
|High School Graduate plus a minimum of two (2) years experience in use of CAD, public safety radio, and taping alarm systems. Supervisory experience is desirable; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work may be substituted. Must meet polygraph and background standards appropriate to non-sworn employees of the Police Department.