Dispatcher — Public Safety (Part-Time)
January 31, 2020
Earlham College invites applications for the position of Dispatcher in the Department of Public Safety. This is a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) staff position.
The Public Safety Dispatcher, reporting to the Assistant Director of Public Safety, acts as a primary emergency contact, also staffing a general information center and a message relay center for the campus. This position handles all incoming calls through the College switchboard and coordinates dispatch and deployment of Public Safety and other campus personnel. This position is for a variable schedule averaging 20 hours per week, shifts will include days, evenings and nights, which may fall on holidays. Other shifts may become available as well. Preferred applicants would be available for all shifts as needed.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Answer all Public Safety phones (emergency and non-emergency) and initiate necessary response.
- Answer incoming calls received through the campus switchboard and forward to appropriate office or provide information as needed.
- Monitor all campus alarm systems (fire, security, etc.).
- Maintain necessary communications with patrol officers, as well as local law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical personnel as needed.
- Maintain necessary shift logs.
- Monitor systems for controlling electronic access and video surveillance.
- Utilize departments computer records management system for reports and data entry.
- Provide front desk assistance to students, employees and visitors of the College, which may include but not be limited to issuing parking permits, ID cards and keys.
Experience & Qualifications
- Attainment of high school diploma or GED.
- Experience in the human services field, first responder/emergency response or a related field is preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to comprehend and maintain a working knowledge of departmental rules and regulations.
- Ability to think and act quickly and professionally in sensitive situations.
- Ability to work cooperatively with other Public Safety staff, College employees and local law enforcement officials.
- Ability to work and communicate well with college-aged adults in a multicultural environment.
- Ability to work on an on-call basis to cover mandatory minimum staffing needs as they arise.
- Computer proficiency is preferred.
- Applicants with previous First Responder experience will be strongly considered.
- Excellent problem-solving and good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team setting with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as assist in the supervision of student staff.
- Neat and organized work style, excellent phone etiquette skills and the ability to handle confidential information.
Please send a letter of application that addresses the various responsibilities of the position; resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF file to:
Human Resources Office
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095
Applications may also be completed in person at the Public Safety Office.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Employment is contingent on a background check and passing a physical exam.
Application Form for Hourly Staff Positions
Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).