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Communications Officer

Company: City of Havre
Location: Havre
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

The Havre Police Department is accepting applications for the position of public safety communications officer / dispatcher. In this position you will be a primary form of contact for the City of Havre residents and visitors. You will be engaged in a wide variety of activities including urgent and emergency calls. You will be a primary voice of the public when dispatching the City of Havre Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services or other Public Works Employees. You will work cooperatively with the Sheriff Department, Border Patrol and other Regional Emergency Services Providers. You will be taught how to maintain accurate computer records, perform informational background searches for multiple agencies, query vehicle license plates and drivers license information. You will hone your multitasking skills and use multiple forms of communication such as phones, radios and in person. You will be an essential party of the City of Havre First Responder family, providing caring and critical information to the public and emergency crews for everyone's safety. Nature of Work: Receive and accurately relay information in a timely fashion. Work varied schedules as this is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days per year call center. At times, the job can entail working under stressful and emergency circumstances. Relay sensitive information while adhering to standards of confidentiality. Maintain accurate records. Personal Contacts: Have daily contact with the public by telephone and/or in person. Position is self-directed; receives occasional direction from direct supervisor or police officers. Essential Functions: Must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Answer phone/text calls for service. Relay messages quickly and accurately. Must be able to use a computer, multi-line phone system, and two-way radio system. Remain calm in emergency situations. Be able to multi-task. Accurately document calls, maintain logs and records. Research and retrieve information from records or other documents. Provide emergency medical instruction prior to the arrival of on scene First Responders. Applicants can submit the Montana State standard application to the Havre Police Department at 520 4th ST, Havre, MT 59501. Employment Type: Full Time Salary: $18 - $20 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: City of Havre, Billings , Communications Officer, Other , Havre, Montana

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