Provides highly service-oriented dispatch services, responsible for maintaining effective and efficient communications among the Public Safety dispatch center, officers in the field, outside emergency services agencies, the campus community and the public.
STATUS: Part-time, Without Benefits WORK HOURS: Primarily weekends and overnights. Must be willing and able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary. In this position you are limited to 29 or fewer hours per week and less than 999 hours in your anniversary year. FLSA: Non-Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $13.00
ESSENTIAL AND RELATED FUNCTIONS:
Receives and takes action on all emergency and non-emergency calls made to Public Safety.
Dispatches Public Safety staff as necessary and appropriate, and maintains communication to ensure that all pertinent information is received.
Maintains appropriate logs and records within the dispatch function of the department.
Receives and transfers calls on the University switchboard system. Monitors alarm systems, cctv camera systems and other security related technologies in the Public Safety dispatch center.
Acts as a knowledgeable resource to students, staff and visitors to campus. Provides general information such as directions as well as more up to date information about campus events.
Other duties as assigned.
Position requires a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
Prior dispatch center experience is preferred.
Successful candidate will have a working knowledge of computer programs such as email, word processing and basic spreadsheets. Prior experience with security-related technologies preferred (i.e. CAD/RMS systems, cctv camera systems, access control systems, etc.)
Successful candidate will possess a high degree of reliability, ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Successful candidate will also possess the ability to relate well to students, faculty and a diverse community.
Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and a good driving history.
Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Extensive sitting in standard dispatch desk environment.
Extensive typing and computer work
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Complete the online application forms. Cover letter and resume are optional.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.