The Dispatcher is a Department of Public Safety (DPS) employee who provides a vital link between DPS personnel and all other emergency and non-emergency services available to the university community. Dispatchers handle calls for service (via radio, telephone, police department lobby, and other electronic means) from throughout ETSU owned and operated property, ensuring an appropriate response is dispatched in accordance with University policies and procedures.
The Public Safety Dispatcher also monitors and activates the mass notification system when severe weather or events occur. Dispatchers are responsible for maintaining the status of DPS personnel on shift or special assignment within the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. During university non-operating hours, the Dispatcher is the DPS communications representative for the university.
Applicants must be able to work any shift and additional shifts or hours as staffing requirements demand. This position is a part-time benefited position.
Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Support Staff
High school diploma or GED.
Must be computer literate.
Selected candidate must take and have a successful completion of the National Communications Institutes Basic Communications Officers Course.
Selected candidate must receive and maintain CPR certification and certification with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in query certification of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States.
Must pass a criminal background check.
If a prior member of the armed forces, must have an honorable or medical discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States.
TCA 7-86-201 required taking and passing a medical physical, and a mental evaluation in accordance with the American Psychiatric Association.
Internal Number: 18366
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.