Date Posted: 3/4/2019 3:52:02 PM
CHARACTERISTICS OF CLASS: This is an entry level position in specialized work receiving and dispatching messages in the Emergency Communications Center during an assigned shift. Work involves the responsibility of maintaining and operating the E911 Communications Center. Operating telephone and radio systems. Operating multiple computer systems. Work is performed within department regulations and is reviewed by superiors through observation and reports.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
TRAINING AND EXPERIEINCE: Graduation from high school or G.E.D.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to learn the geography of Winchester, Clark County and surrounding areas. Ability to learn police, fire and EMS operations and organization; Ability to act calmly with accuracy in emergency situations; Ability to speak clearly and concisely; Ability to operate multiple computer systems; Ability to multi-task; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees; Ability to attend and pass Basic Telecommunications Academy and Communications Training Program; Ability to maintain annual in-service certifications; Ability to obtain Basic Telecommunicator Certification within one year of employment.
HIRING PRODCEDURE: Background check, Criminal record check, Keyboard test, Written test, Oral interview, Psychological, Polygraph test; Physical and Drug screening. JOB
RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO PATIENT PRIVACY
1. The employee is expected to protect the privacy of all patient information in accordance with the City of Winchester’s Fire/EMS privacy policies, procedures, and practices, as required by federal [and state] law, and in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider. Failure to comply with the City of Winchester’s, Fire/EMS policies and procedures on patient privacy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or of membership or association with City of Winchester.
2. The employee may access protected health information and other patient information only to the extent that is necessary to complete your job duties. The employee may only share such information with those who have a need to know specific patient information you have in your possession to complete their job responsibilities related to treatment, payment or other City of Winchester, Fire/EMS operations.
3. The employee is encouraged and expected to report, without the threat of retaliation, any concerns regarding the City of Winchester’s, Fire/EMS policies and procedures on patient privacy and any observed practices in violation of that policy to the designated Privacy Officer.
Salary Information: $15.62/hr
Application Deadline: 04/01/2019
The City of Winchester is accepting applications for Communications Officer. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2019. Interested parties may apply in person at the Human Resource Office, City Hall, 32 Wall St, Winchester, KY or print from the website winchesterky.com.
NO RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT COMPLETE APPLICATION.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: Must be able to work in a highly stressful environment. This is an entry level position in specialized work receiving and dispatching messages in the Emergency Communications Center during an assigned shift. Work involves the responsibility of maintaining and operating the E911 Communications Center; Operating telephone and radio systems; Operating multiple computer systems. Work is performed within department regulations and is reviewed by superiors through observation and reports. You are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the Communications Supervisor at the Police Department to shadow this position prior to testing. Qualifications: High school diploma or G.E.D.; 40 hour week; Applicants must bring their driver’s license, proof of all education completed and DD214, if a veteran, when applying.
BENEFITS: 1½ times salary Paid Life Insurance; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 8 hours sick accrual per month; 93% of Health (Emp $38.00/Fam $113.00 per month) and 95% Single Dental (Emp $1.13/Fam $59.58 per month); Prescription Plan; CERS retirement; and more. A Background check and Criminal record check will be performed on all applicants. Must pass Criticall Dispatcher Pre-employment exam in order to proceed in the hiring process. Oral interviews will be performed on applicants passing the Criticall exam, Extensive background checks, Psychological, Polygraph test, Hearing screening, Physical, and Drug screening, will be required of all successful applicants. $15.62 per hour ($32, 494.26 annual) Shift work. EOE/MFH
PO Box 40, 32 Wall Street
Winchester, KY 40391