POSSESSION OF OR ABILITY TO OBTAIN THE FOLLOWING LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid unrestricted Colorado Drivers License or Colorado Identification Card
Demonstrate knowledge of computer terminal procedures for both Colorado Crime Information Computer (CCIC) and National Crime Information Computer (NCIC).
Demonstrate knowledge of basic computer software applications and basic computer hardware components.
Demonstrate knowledge of Police and Fire Department organization, operations, and personnel to include city government structure and council members (city and county) during disasters and high-profile events.
Maintain geographic knowledge of all law enforcement and fire agencies, businesses, and jurisdictional changes within each jurisdiction.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Type accurately and at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
Multitask on a consistent basis.
Proficient with personal computers and windows-based applications.
Utilize a headset for phones/radio and accurately hear what is going on in a busy communication environment.
Use clear speech and effectively communicate under pressure and unusual circumstances.
Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and target areas for personal self-development.
Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks.
Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions.
Achieve goals, handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently.
Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications.
Demonstrate accountability for work and take ownership in job performance.
Demonstrate accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall work product.
Effectively mitigate a high volume of calls and radio traffic at any given time.
Understand and follow written and oral instructions, communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively in normal, stressful and/or emergency situations; orally, in writing and via radio systems in a clear voice.
Establish and maintain control over situations as they develop and act quickly and calmly during an emergency situation making quick, reasonable, and effective decisions.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the general public, and at times abusive, antagonistic, and argumentative callers; establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, public safety personnel and the public.
Remains calm and controlled under stressful situations.
Able to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
Interpersonal skills Applies emotional intelligence skills, understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others and relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and in different situations.
Effectively and efficiently interview people in a state of crisis via telephone or Teletype Device for the Deaf (TDD).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be able to work in the United States with proper documentation.
Minimum of 18 years of age or older.
Must possess a current active Colorado Drivers license
Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check, if required.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Work various shifts including nights, weekends and holidays as assigned in a 24/7 work environment.
Constant sitting to perform daily tasks for extended periods of time, occasionally walking through a multi-level facility to perform daily tasks, frequent standing sometimes for extended periods.
Frequent squatting, reaching above the shoulders and twisting to file documents, supplies and material; occasional bending, kneeling, climbing, balancing, and reaching below shoulder to store documents, material, and supplies.
Constant light grasp, fine manipulation, and handling to perform daily duties; occasional firm grasp to safely use equipment.
Utilizing computer keyboard and mouse to perform functions requiring repetitive hand movements.
Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling of up to 25 pounds to move equipment, materials, and supplies.
Eye/hand/foot coordination performing work by using two or more of these tasks.
Ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, see clearly at 20 foot or more/20 inches or less and distinguish and identify different colors.
Ability to hear and perceive the nature of sounds by ear.