The Police Communications Officer in Training, under supervision, receives on-the-job training from Police Communication Officers; handles routine and emergency radio, telephone, and 911 calls for service following special or written instructions for transmitting and routing calls.
Conduct a search for arrest records and offense information for legitimate background investigations for officers on calls; serves as a witness for paperwork in criminal matters as well as witnessing the inventory of a prisoner's personal effects. (Only conduct PVAMU/UPD employee searches when requested by a supervisor).
Receives all emergency calls on campus, including medical emergencies, fires, crimes, suspicious circumstances, fire and security alarms, accidents (vehicle, bicycle and other), hazardous materials incidents (toxic or radioactive spills).
Responds to calls for stalled elevators, power outages and major disasters.
Coordinates emergency response of University units (Police, RMS, Health Services, and Security Officers) and non-campus units (including EMS, Fire).
Follows prescribed University procedures and public safety dispatching procedures and exercises proper judgment in an emergency, for which established procedures may not exist.
Notifies supervisors when they are on call to inform them of incidents and receive information on the proper handling of problems like major crimes, personnel shortages, etc.
Operates TLETS (Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System) terminal, OMNX, ARMS for inquiries, entries, and updates to automated databases of TDCJ, NCIC, and FBI, to include stolen property, wanted, missing, sex offenders, and/or protective order status. Emails updates daily to the supervisor and support staff.
Communicates by two-way radio with University Police, Security Officers, and RMS, in accordance with Federal/State Communications Commission regulations, standard public safety dispatching guidelines, and specific University and unit guidelines; relays and coordinates information and provides support to all field units.
Monitors campus burglar alarms which informs the department of possible danger; remains familiar with the Emergency Response Guidebook and remains prepared to inform officers of instructions.
Notifies housing personnel (i.e. maintenance, head residents, student managers, and pertinent personnel) during weekends, evenings, or holidays of problems relating to housing; notifies UPD personnel of emergencies and of major crimes, accidents, and fires on campus.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED
Two years full-time Experience. High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification may substitute for the 2 years of full-time employment or military experience.
Job Posting Close Date:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to work under stress. Ability to comprehend technical aspects of communications equipment. Communication skills. Keyboarding skills.
Work rotating shifts, evenings and holidays. Applicant must successfully pass keyboarding test, communications performance evaluation and complete background investigation.
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-027458
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.