The Communications Officer monitors and receives emergency and routine police, fire, medical and security calls for service, record and relay information to appropriate personnel, regulate assignments to officers; monitor local police and fire broadcasts, monitor and activate severe weather alert system and monitor alarms.
The Vanderbilt University Public Safety (VUPS) Department operates 24/7. This is a full-time position with occasional overtime required. For this position, applicants must have an open schedule. The compensation for this role is $20.19 per hour.
VUPS comes under the charge of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for the Division of Administration. As one of Tennessee's larger law enforcement agencies, the Police Department provides comprehensive law enforcement and security services to all components of Vanderbilt University including the Vanderbilt University Campus, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks, and a variety of University-owned facilities throughout the Davidson County area.
Duties and Responsibilities
Calls for Service
Community Oriented Policing
Must possess a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver's License or actively be in the process of obtaining one.
Must be a U. S. Citizen.
In compliance with CALEA (Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act) accreditation standards for Communications Officers, VUPS will be requiring all Communications Officers to undergo a medical screening, post conditional offer, which includes a vision, hearing and medical history review.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000017
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