DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for overseeing activities of an emergency services (fire, rescue and ambulance, law enforcement, child protection services, disaster preparedness, etc.) dispatching center. Duties include dispatching emergency services, training staff, monitoring maintenance of files, rosters and databases, quality assurance relative to orders, warrants, etc., and related clerical work and recordkeeping. Additional responsibilities include ensuring that all dispatchers and dispatch center activities comply with any applicable policies, rules, and regulations. Work is performed under direct supervision of higher-level staff. While supervision may be exercised over subordinate dispatching staff, incumbents participate fully in the work of the dispatch center. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the operation of computer, radio and telephone equipment and emergency services terminology; thorough knowledge of the geography of the County; thorough knowledge of the various emergency services mutual aid plans in force in Putnam County; ability to control telephone communications with distraught, confused callers through calm, carefully directed interrogation to obtain all pertinent information regarding the request for service; ability to transmit messages orally with good diction and a clear speaking voice; ability to quickly and accurately enter orally transmitted data utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to use good judgment, tact and courtesy in talking with the public and in responding to requests for fire, rescue, emergency medical, law enforcement or disaster preparedness services; ability to follow oral and written instructions which pertain to job assignment and methods of performance; ability to use various office and clerical equipment; ability to perform routine clerical tasks such as making written entries on simple records such as logs or lists, filing written records; ability to write legibly, prepare reports and maintain records; integrity; tact and courtesy.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
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