Tuesday , October 3 2023

City of Laredo Job Opportunities For Communication Tech Supervisor

Website City of Laredo

Job Description:

Is directly responsible for the optimum operations of the Laredo Police/Fire Department Communications Center.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; reviews and evaluates employee performance.
  • Provides continuous training for Communication Technicians.
  • Answers emergency and non-emergency calls from citizens; obtains vital information; refers callers to appropriate agencies and/or contacts agencies and obtains assistance for caller; serves as a lifeline for officers in the field.
  • Maintains, updates, and files all pertinent logs, information cards, tapes, and other records and documents daily.
  • Transmits orders and receives messages from a large number of law enforcement units, emergency response units, local and state agencies, wrecker services, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), utility companies, and others; determines correct signal to use, priority of calls, and number of units to dispatch.
  • Recognizes duplicate and related calls and screens calls from trouble areas; assists public over the telephone in order to obtain accurate and pertinent information; maintains constant knowledge of all available emergency units, emergency alerts and disaster procedures.
  • Dispatches emergency equipment; notifies ranking officers of calls; maintains radio contact with other county and city public safety agencies.
  • Operates NCIC (National Crime Information Center) computer; receives information on stolen vehicles, articles, wanted and missing persons, driving and criminal histories; enters vehicle and persons wanted and sends them out on the computer.
  • Maintains current knowledge of all county and city main thoroughfares, access routes, and construction in progress.
  • Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the street system and geography of the City of Laredo and Webb County.
  • Knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and City ordinances.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles necessary to accomplish financial management tasks such as preparing budgets and monitoring program costs.
  • Ability to show leadership, guidance, and professionalism in order to accomplish jobs in the Communication Center.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, the general public, and others.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established polices and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to remain calm and make quick accurate decisions under stressful situations.

Qualification & Experience:

  • At least three (3) years of experience in a public communication center environment handling both emergency and non-emergency dispatching.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Job Details:

Company: City of Laredo

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location:  Laredo, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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