Communications Specialist I (Dispatcher-Washburn Police) Part
The Communications Specialist, I (Dispatcher) for the Washburn
Police Department, receives telephone calls for assistance and
emergency police services from persons on the Washburn University
Campus, monitors alarm systems in campus buildings, the
environmental computer, and Emergency Help Phones on campus.
Determines appropriate response(s) based on the scope and urgency
of reported and observed incidents and summons officer(s) to
Essential Job Functions of Position
Regular and reliable attendance is critical due to operational
needs to ensure public safety and prompt emergency service to the
Receives and transmits information to and requests from officers in
the field via police radio. Retrieves requested information
operating the NCIC computer and KCJIS computer to perform record
checks, warrant checks, driver’s license checks and vehicle
registration checks. Keeps a constant accounting of the location,
status and safety of all officers. Types call information into the
CAD computer to establish a record of the daily activities during
Interfaces with the campus community to assist with lost and found
items and give information and directions about the campus when
requested. Maintains the key check-out log and the visitor
Monitors the Closed Circuit Television Cameras and the campus
surveillance cameras for suspicious activities and reports such
activities to the officers in the field.
Performs additional job-related duties as assigned or
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
Must be a US Citizen, US National, Permanent Resident Alien of the
US, or Non-Citizen with unrestricted employment authorization and
be at least 18 years of age.
Preferred: Experience working in a law enforcement agency and a
One (1) year of customer service experience providing information,
responding to inquiries or explaining policies, rules and
regulations in person or by telephone.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to monitor multiple devices, complete required forms using
appropriate software, follow department procedures, and carry out
assigned tasks almost simultaneously.
Familiarity with personal computers and Windows-based
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Ability to sit in a chair for long periods. A criminal background
check that includes a drug screening is required once a contingent
offer is made. Will also be required to pass a hearing and vision
Campus Security Authority
Special Instructions to Applicant
This is a part-time benefit ineligible position. Application
review is immediate and ongoing.
Hours and shifts are flexible. We will work with you and your
schedule if you will work for us.
Join our team and watch what happens!
Other - Assigned shift and days off are subject to rotation and may
Average Hours per Week
Months per Year
Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching
focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the
diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates
who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that
fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and
we encourage applications from members of groups that have been
historically underrepresented in higher education. Application
materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will
contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and
inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal
access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national
origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or
Background Check Required?
Driving History Checked?
Drug Screen Required?
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
For earliest consideration apply by
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled?
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
- * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
- * Are you available to work all shifts including nights,
weekends and holidays?
- Cover Letter