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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

SUMMARY:

The Telecommunications Specialist is responsible for performing emergency and non-emergency dispatch and/or communication services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Answers and responds to emergency and non-emergency calls. Monitors, responds to, and logs transmissions and activity.

Takes calls on reported crimes or incidents and, when needed, prepares written reports and forwards information to appropriate personnel/authorities for investigation or processing.

Contacts other services as needed and provides details of the situation for response.

Interacts with the public/coworkers in many different and sometimes critical situations, through telephone or in person.

Maintains records, and logs related to telecommunication operations on computer database.

Gathers and prepares information for requested reports by researching records and ensures the integrity of data and corrects and updates as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of operating procedures used in telecommunication operations. Knowledge of Federal Communication Commission rules and regulations related to telecommunications. Knowledge of computers and software application programs. Ability to demonstrate the operation of telecommunication equipment. Ability to operate standard office equipment. Ability to understand and communicate department policies and procedures. Ability to maintain communication records and logs.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of experience in communications or a related field.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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