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Job Vacancy Announcement - Georgia State Patrol Dispatcher - Troop A- Cartersville
Job Vacancy Announcement- Georgia State Patrol Dispatcher
Location: Cartersville, GA (Bartow County) – Troop A Communications
Paygrade LF- Job Code – GST110
Georgia State Patrol Dispatcher
The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). The mission of the Department is to work cooperatively with all levels of government to provide a safe environment for residents and visitors to our state.
DPS is currently accepting applications for the rewarding and challenging position of Georgia State Patrol Dispatcher. DPS Dispatchers serve as the vital link between the public and our three divisions. The most important responsibility of this job is officer safety.
GSP Dispatchers receive calls from the public and dispatch Troopers and other law enforcement officers to crashes and other calls for service. They monitor communications systems for safety and provide any assistance an officer may need. Dispatchers work rotating day, afternoon, and evening shifts, seven days a week.
Dispatchers are required to multi-task, have excellent keyboarding skills, work well under pressure, and utilize excellent organizational and communication skills. The individual must also be able to handle a variety of technological equipment including radios, computers and telephone systems.
This position is perfect for candidates who seek an opportunity to serve the citizens of Georgia while providing critical operational support to Troopers, Motor Carrier Compliance Officers, Capitol Police Officers and other first responders within their geographical coverage.
A typical workday includes, but is not limited to:
1. Operates radio and other data transmitting equipment.
2. Coordinates radio and data communication traffic.
3. Reports and interprets emergency and non-emergency information
Minimum Training & Experience: Must be 18 years old. High school diploma or GED AND POST Certification Eligibility as a Communications Officer.
Applicants must successfully complete the pre-employment process which includes:
- Telecommunications test with a resulting passing score.
- Background Review
- Polygraph Exam
- Oral Interview
- Medical Examination
- POST approval
- One year experience in a dispatching work environment.
- Keyboarding skills
Instructions to apply for this position:
Application deadline: Thursday, September 3, 2020
This is an unclassified position unless filled by a classified employee. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employees and applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, age, disability or genetic information.