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Communication Dispatcher II

Apply now Job no: 510953
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: University Police
Salary: Grade 13E, Step 1, $1,777.98 bi-weekly
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General Summary of Position:

The Communications Dispatcher II performs a variety of duties involving transmitting messages from the radio communications base station.  S/he monitors various radio frequencies and operates radio transmitting and receiving equipment.  S/he will maintain records and logs of department daily activities, search files to obtain information, utilize information equipment in order to facilitate law enforcement and community care taking goals and missions. All finalists will be required to present the following documents: Birth Certificate, High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate and Driver's License.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have a High School Diploma or an equivalent GED Certificate
  • Must have strong communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Must pass a screening process that includes a background investigation, oral interview, psychological, medical and drug exam
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to work a varied work schedule including but not limited to nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to pass a NCIC/LEAPS exam in order to be certified to operate confidential informational electronic search equipment dedicated to law enforcement and community care taking
  • Must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time dispatching experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only internal International Teamsters Union Local 25 Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is an International Teamsters Union Local 25 position, Grade 13E - Step 1, $1,777.98 bi-weekly.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application. 

Posting updated 9/26/2022.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Please read “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster (pdf) which provides an overview of many relevant equal opportunity laws.

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