department of human resources
Police and Fire Communications Specialist
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about becoming a City of Greenville communications specialist.
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The Public Safety Communications Field is an expanding profession that needs people
who are interested in change and new technology. The emergency communications field
offers variety, excitement and opportunities for personal development. If you are
interested in a position in the emergency communications field, contact your recruiter
for further information on how to enter this developing field!
$24,316 yearly (This is based on a 40 hour work week. Our current schedule has overtime
built in that is not included in this figure.)
*Operators with prior South Carolina SLED/NCIC Certification, South Carolina Criminal
Justice Academy Basic 911 course, or any current APCO certifications are eligible
for 3% to 5% upgrade on starting pay at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
Provide call response for 911 emergency and non-emergency calls where call-takers
assess and classify call situations to ensure adequate emergency response. Monitor
radio channels for all divisions of the Police Department and the Greenville Fire
Department. Radio operators use policies and judgment in dispatching units to critical
and routine situations. All calls are entered and updated utilizing a Computer Aided
Dispatch system. Work is completed under stressful situations and involves the skill
of multi-tasking to be successful.
- Be a high school graduate or have an equivalency.
- Have the ability to learn and apply new skills in the area of radio communications
relative to emergency services.
- Applicants must also have six months to one year experience in data entry or other
clerical work involving computer use.
- Pass a background investigation to include a clear criminal record.
This Bureau is a 24 hour division that functions with permanent shift assignments.
Each year operators bid upon their choice shift and assignments are based upon longevity
scores and performance evaluations.
Any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week are compensated at a time and half
- Extensive on-the-job and classroom training paid for by the department to ensure
the best qualified personnel.
- Medical/Dental Insurance - City pays a portion of the coverage.
- 11 Paid holidays per year.
- 13 Paid vacation days in first year of service, increases to 18 days after first
- Eligible for State retirement after 30 years of service.
- Eligible for Funeral Leave and Workman’s Compensation.
- Eligible for Deferred Compensation. (401(k) or 457(b) plans).
- Credit Union and available direct deposit.
- Life Insurance policy on all full-time employees of $25,000.
- Educational Tuition reimbursement.
- Employee Assistance Program - personal and family counseling.
Updating applicant pool testing will be conducted as openings occur.
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