Part Time Communications Officer

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documents
School/Department: Police
Primary Location: Macon
Position: Staff
Job Type: Part Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled

The position of Communications Officer is one that mandates great responsibility and reliability by the applicant due to the nature of the duties performed.  The position provides communications of a public safety nature for the university police department as well as surrounding law enforcement and emergency response agencies utilizing a multitude of modalities. These include, but are not limited to multi-frequency radios, telephones, personal contact, and the National/Georgia Crime Information Center databases. Duties include answering 911 and administration phone lines, determining the nature and location of the call or emergency; determining priorities, and dispatching police, fire, EMS, or administrative personnel as necessary in accordance with established protocols and procedures. Additionally, all actions must be recorded in the computer aided dispatch (CAD) system. Communications Officers are required to multi-task quickly and efficiently. Incumbents are required to work independently, react rapidly, and demonstrate good judgment and discretion in stressful situations.


  • Receive and provide response to emergency and informational telephone calls including 911 emergency lines, radiophone, and police department administration phone lines.
  • Initiate and receive public safety radio traffic using a multi-band law enforcement network to dispatch police officers; monitor frequencies of the city, county and state law enforcement agencies; maintain logs according to Federal Communications Commission regulations.
  • Operate computer aided dispatch system including maintaining officers' radio log, preparing case reports, and inquiring about stolen property or criminal activity.
  • Operate GCIC and NCIC terminal to enter or verify wanted persons and/or property.
  • Monitor alarm and video security systems.
  • Issue Parking Permits and Identification Cards
  • Maintain computerized records of auto registration permits and citations issued.
  • Provide directory assistance and information to the public; assist with lost and found; provide weather information for emergency conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Listen effectively and obtain accurate and detailed information.
  • View multiple video monitors simultaneously.
  • Operate communications equipment quickly and accurately.
  • Speak with a clear, well-modulated voice by phone and radio dispatching equipment while tactfully communicating with highly emotional callers.
  • Work cooperatively with citizens, co-workers, sworn personnel, and other college employees.
  • Remain calm and exercise judgment in making decisions in emergency situations under heavy workloads.
  • Determine priorities of emergencies.
  • Work irregular hours to aid in 24 hour coverage.
  • Maintain confidentiality and work under stressful conditions.
  • Use a computer for technical and communication applications.
  • Perform receptionist duties, word processing, and data entry.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records.

  • Relevant dispatch experience
  • GCIC Certified (GBI)
  • Georgia Basic Communications Officer Certified (POST)

SALARY: $10/hr.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position will remain posted until filled.  For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line “PT Communications Officer.  Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documents

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