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Future Career Opportunities - Fire Communications Officer - Temporary PT - Fire Rescue - Position #1006

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$13.16 Per Hour - 12 hours per week
  • Posted Date:03/27/2017

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POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision of the Communications Supervisor, to receive and transmit routine and emergency calls using communication equipment consisting of radio-telephone, computer input devices or computer aided dispatch units; to perform record keeping; and to do related work as required at the Columbia County Fire Rescue Communication Center (CCFRCC).

Within a framework of established procedures, Communications Officers are assigned full range of dispatching duties involving the use of a variety of communication and office equipment with only occasional instruction or assistance. Assigned duties require the exercise of judgment or choice among possible actions. Incumbents of this class are required to work various shifts. This class differs from the next higher class of Fire Communications Supervisor at CCFRCC by the latter class having supervisory responsibility. Fire Communications Officers may perform out of class as Fire Communication Supervisor, if needed.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

Receive and transmit via radio from mobile units of contracting agencies; maintain a computer log of these calls and their dispositions.

Answer and make emergency and non-emergency telephone calls from/to the general public, field personnel and other public safety agencies.

Coordinate emergency calls and dispatch equipment.

The communications officer shall meet all training requirements as set forth by the department.

The communications officer shall relay necessary information to the Duty Chief, Communications Supervisor, on coming Communications officer and others as needed.

Operate electronic data terminals

Disseminate information to Emergency Operation Centers, Department Operation Centers and Incident

Commanders within the Fire Operational Area.

Complete and submit required documents for each specific type of incident with accuracy.
The communications officer shall perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of standard radio protocols and call-taking procedures.

Knowledge of Geographical area of Columbia County.

Knowledge of regulations and statutes applicable to public safety communications.

Ability to operate a two-way radio, and computer aided dispatch terminal.

Ability to dispatch public safety equipment in a quick and effective manner.

Ability to speak clearly and concisely in a well-modulated voice.

Ability to react with sound judgment under stress and emergency situations while doing several tasks simultaneously.

Ability to respond to the public with tact.

Ability to direct emergency vehicles using maps, local area knowledge and other tools that are available.

Ability to write in a clear, concise and legible manner.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
A high school diploma or equivalent required.

A minimum 18 years of Age.

NIMS Compliant (as required by national standard, must be obtained in 6 months)

P.O.S.T. Certified Communications Officer (must be obtained within 6 months)

Must be capable of multitasking while under heavy stress

Must have good knowledge of Window based programs

Must have adequate typing skills

Email:  mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov
Fax:    (706) 868-3301

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