Part time Staff: Public Safety Telecommunicator

  • Kirtland, Ohio, United States
  • Part-time
  • Administrative and Staff - Part Time Positions

I.         POSITION TITLE: Public Safety Telecommunicator


  A.      Type of Assignment

Public Safety/Emergency Communications - Clerical

B.      General Description of Position

Perform communication and dispatch functions, 2-way radio, phone, clerical and desk duties in support of Campus Police Department line functions; receive requests for assistance from citizens and department members, prioritize and determine needed responses, handle as required or refer to appropriate person.

C.      Discretionary Scope of Assignment

All duties are performed under the general supervision of the Dispatch and Security Systems Coordinator.

D.      Supervisory Scope of Assignment -  None


    • Receive incoming 911 emergency and non-emergency telephone, electronic, two-way radio communication and in-person visitors; determine need and either handle independently or forward to radio, car or other appropriate department or staff member.
    • Monitor and transmit radio traffic from/between college police department personnel, other college departments and external public safety officers/departments.
    • Monitor, dispatch or call for service a variety of alarms including fire, intrusion, panic, CO2, etc.
    • Monitor, review and download video from a 300-camera video surveillance system.
    • Issue parking permits, keys and related items and maintain records of distribution activities.
    • Utilize multiple emergency mass messaging systems.
    • Document, maintain records and dispatch using Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management (RMS) and Mobile Data Terminals (MDT).
    • Receive and document lost property, bond, etc. and issue receipts or notify owners.
    • Operate, monitor, and assign electronic access control, utilize voice recorder software, access Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS)  
    • Perform related duties as assigned.


A.       Education/Training and Experience Required/Preferred

  • High school diploma
  • Experience as a dispatcher or clerk in a law enforcement department preferred.
  • LEADS certification is preferred.  Must be able to obtain certification within 30 days.
  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Public Safety Telecommunicator (PST) Certification preferred. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.

B.      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of computers, the internet, and modern systems such as Microsoft Office, Adobe, Outlook, TEAMS, etc.
  • Skills in following oral and written instructions; compiling a variety of documents; performing arithmetical calculations; keyboarding at 30 WPM.
  • Abilities to learn and apply College policies and departmental procedures; operate standard office and police communication equipment; perform routine and detailed tasks in an accurate and efficient manner; work under pressure; maintain effective interpersonal working relationships.
  • Ability to multitask and perform under pressure with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to handle sensitive data and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

C.        Physical Activity Level

  • Sedentary - Sit most of the time.  Walk and stand occasionally.


  1. This is a part-time non-continuing staff position.
  1. This position is in pay grade 6A.
  1. Applicants must authorize a detailed background investigation and prove to be suitable for a law enforcement position.
  1. Association of Public-Safety Communicator Officials (APCO) Public Safety Telecommunicator (PST) Certification must be obtained within one year of onboarding.
  1. This position will be primarily 2nd shift (3pm-11pm) and occasional dayshift hours between 7am and 3pm. There will not be any requirements to work weekends, holidays or third shift hours unless an emergency or special circumstance arises. 
  1. Combination of scheduled and call-in hours, up to 700 hours per year.
  1. Primarily 8-hour shifts but occasional 4 or 12 shifts may be possible.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply for this position through the college’s Human Resources website. Please be prepared to do the following:

  • Complete all questions in the application (*please read the note below)
  • Attach a current resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications for this position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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Lakeland Community College is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without attention to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  Lakeland Community College is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.  If your disability requires special accommodation to participate in the application/interview process, contact the Human Resources Office at 440-525-7555.