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Police Dispatcher

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

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Police Dispatcher

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02001804

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
This position serves as a police dispatcher at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. UWM Police provides protection services on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week basis. This is a full time, flex-schedule position with a biweekly schedule which includes every other weekend off (Fri-Sun).

This position demonstrates professionalism, provides superb customer service and serves as a model representative for the department and the division. Duties include:
  • Answer all incoming radio transmissions and phone calls in a professional manner.
  • Communicate with officers in the field through the use of radio and phone systems.
  • Monitor video surveillance systems.
  • Monitor fire and security alarm systems.
  • Address walk in concerns.

This position also requires the incumbent to type accurately at 35 or more words per minute. Evidence of this skill will be assessed during the interview phase for those meeting the minimum and some/all preferred qualifications below.

Minimum Qualifications
• Evidence of proficient use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet-based tools
• Willingness to work shifts that involve days, nights, weekends and holidays (as addressed in cover letter)

Preferred Qualifications
• Two or more years working as a 911 or law enforcement dispatcher
• Evidence of TIME System Certification
• Experience in Incident Command Center

Application Instructions
Complete application materials must include a cover letter addressing educational and professional level work experience as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a reference document listing the names and a document listing the contact information of three professional references.

In addition, applicants must answer the posting specific questions in this application related to their experience. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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