State Patrol Communications Specialist

State of Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Examples of Work

Operates radio, teletype, Communication Aided Dispatch (CAD), various computer systems and telephone communications devices to collect and distribute restricted access, mission critical information to and from law enforcement officers and other public safety workers. Communicates with the public in routine and emergency situations. Successful candidate must be able to maintain positive working relationships while performing duties in close proximity to co-workers. Successful candidates will be invited to take the dispatch test prior to interviews being conducted.

The NDST Dispatch Test will be administered on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for this position. You will be notified by email if you are selected to attend testing. Be sure to look in your junk email as well as your regular email for notification regarding the testing.

Job location is 2433 NW 24th Street.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Experience in communicating with others. Must be at least 18 years of age. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent to ensure successful completion of required training. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to your applicant information. Failure to complete all areas of your employment application may result in your application being disqualified fro our selection process. Applicants must successfully pass pre-employment dispatch testing, hearing and eyesight exams. Applicants must successfully complete Combined Law Enforcement Information Network (CLEIN) training. Applicants must become National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Certified within twelve months from the date of hire. Failure to do so will result in termination of employment.

PREFERRED: Experience working as a communications dispatcher.

OTHER: Regular and reliable attendance is expected. Applicants will be screened for a record of criminal activity and criminal history using a fingerprint-based check, before a final offer of employment is made. Applicants must be free of felony convictions, and cannot maintain a continuous association or dealings with persons, groups, or organizations that they know, or should know are persons or groups or organizations under criminal investigation or indictment or who have a reputation for present, ongoing involvement in felonious or criminal behavior. Applicant must successfully complete an extensive background screening prior to being employed, which includes completion of a Personal History Questionnaire. Selection process will include an interview.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: radio communications signals, formats, and codes; agency policies, rules, and regulations concerning communications and information dissemination; agency policies and procedures concerning emergency and non-emergency situations; criminal and vehicle law and related terminology; geography and topography of assigned area including major highways, intersections, and landmarks. Ability to: communicate both verbally and in writing; discern different levels of sound (telephones ringing, alert tones, etc.) and for listening to phone conversations or hearing the radio over other noise in the communication center; make rapid independent decisions while multi-tasking; withstand workload pressures; possess good vision in order to perform the task of reading and relaying teletype messages; track of reading and relaying teletype messages; track officers on computer displays; monitor access to communications room on television monitor, etc.; verbally communicate information distinctly, concisely, and non-emotionally under extreme stress; communicate effectively with people from all sectors under diverse and often stressful circumstances; maintain logs, manuals, and references in accordance with agency policies and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations. Skill in: operating communication center equipment; entering and retrieving information from Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), The International Justice and Public Safety Network (NLETS), and Nebraska Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NBLETS).