Provides highly service-oriented dispatch services, responsible for
maintaining effective and efficient communications among the Public
Safety dispatch center, officers in the field, outside emergency
services agencies, the campus community, and the public.
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and
inclusive environment that allows students and employees of
multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work,
and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that
environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of
ESSENTIAL AND RELATED FUNCTIONS:
- Receives and takes action on all emergency and non-emergency
calls made to Public Safety.
- Dispatches Public Safety staff as necessary and appropriate,
and maintains communication to ensure that all pertinent
information is received.
- Maintains appropriate logs and records within the dispatch
function of the department.
- Receives and transfers calls on the University switchboard
system. Monitors alarm systems, cctv camera systems and other
security related technologies in the Public Safety dispatch
- Acts as a knowledgeable resource to students, staff and
visitors to campus. Provides general information such as directions
as well as more up to date information about campus events.
- Other duties as assigned.
Work hours available on all shifts - days,
overnights, and weekends. Priority needs include nights, weekends,
and holidays as necessary. This position is limited to 29 or fewer
hours per week and less than 999 hours each anniversary year.
$16.25 - Pay commensurate with
- Position requires a minimum of a high school diploma or
- Prior dispatch center experience is preferred.
- Successful candidate will have a working knowledge of computer
programs such as email, word processing and basic spreadsheets.
Prior experience with security-related technologies preferred (i.e.
CAD/RMS systems, cctv camera systems, access control systems,
- Successful candidate will possess a high degree of reliability,
ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality, and ability to
work independently as well as part of a team.
- Successful candidate will also possess the ability to relate
well to students, faculty and a diverse community.
- Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and a good
- Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until
the positions are filled. A resume and cover letter are optional.
Upload both documents to the Resume/CV upload section of the
application. You will be asked to provide names and contact
information for three professional references.
External Applicants: Application instructions for external
applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday
account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of
the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- Extensive sitting in standard dispatch desk environment.
- Extensive typing and computer work
- Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally
and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to
lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the
human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs
are sedentary if walking and standing are required only
occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Non-Exempt, Part Time, Non-Benefit Eligible
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
COVID-19, including a minimum of one booster. New employees must
provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day
of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious
exemption to the vaccination requirement.