Job No: 496844 Position Type: part-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Public Safety
The Communications Officer works as part of a team to operate the Public Safety Communications Center at Bucknell University. The person in this role will perform a full range of duties in a 24 hour communication center to maintain communications between Public Safety personnel, the Bucknell community and external constituencies.
This part-time, casual position will be generally scheduled to work 20 hours per week.
Job duties include but may not be limited to: Monitor and operate the surveillance system. Operate the NCIC/JNET (computerized index of criminal justice information) system/computer to retrieve information for patrol officers. Operate the emergency alert and notification systems. Perform all functions on the C-Cure Card Access System. Dispatch officers and personnel to all incidents, alarms, and emergencies on campus. Maintain an accurate log of operations in the Informant System according to Federal Communications regulations. Answer all routine and emergency telephone calls and provide information to visitors at the Public Safety office as well as the Bucknell Community. Coordinate service and communicate, as necessary, with staff, students, faculty and outside agencies and organizations. Retrieve and communicate all information in the CEMS Program for Material Safety Data Sheets. Issue all equipment for lock up staff and contract security. Contact Student Medical Driver for transportation to medical facilities. Coordinate and contact Facilities for routine and emergency calls after hours. Submit Work Orders for repairs across campus as needed. Retrieve all student and employee vehicle information in the AIMS Parking Program. Monitor the fire, intrusion and panic alarms on campus and at Bucknell owned off campus facilities. Monitor river levels for potential flooding and notify the proper university officials.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent Strong written and communication skills and the ability to speak clearly and distinctly. Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently Ability to handle all types of emergencies and situations in a calm, efficient and mature manner Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Ability and willingness to learn and accurately follow all policies of the University and procedures of the department. Experience operating computers Proficient and accurate typing and data entry skills Ability to work all shifts to support the 24/7 operation Ability to obtain Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) certifications
Preferred Qualifications: Previous law enforcement, security, safety or dispatch training or related experience.
Ability to remain seated for long periods of time required
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.