The Communication Specialist is the primary communication link
between community members and officers providing assistance. The
dispatcher answers calls for assistance, prioritizes these calls,
obtains and records pertinent information, assigns personnel to
respond, coordinates the response of police, fire, and emergency
medical services personnel, and assists responding personnel with
support information. The dispatcher is responsible for all
telephone and personal requests for service, operation of all alarm
and security systems, operation of internal and external data
systems including computer aided dispatching and the Law
Enforcement Automated Data Systems, and coordination of all radio
traffic. Must pass Public Safety background check and polygraph
examination prior to hiring date. Must pass Ohio Law Enforcement
Automated Data System (LEADS) and Computerized Criminal History
(CCH) certification requirements within thirty days of employment
and maintain certification throughout employment.
High school graduate or equivalency.
Must be 18 years of age.
Must be physically able to perform the duties of the position such
as manual dexterity, flexibility, lifting, carrying, pushing,
pulling, reaching and standing.
Must have visual acuity and normal color perception to accurately
interpret signals and information from multiple computer
Must type with accuracy using a computer keyboard at a rate
sufficient to support department police operations.
Must demonstrate strong ability to communicate clearly in written
Must demonstrate ability to accurately and rapidly handle multiple
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications,
the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
Previous Public safety dispatching experience.
The dispatcher must have strong interpersonal communication skills
as he or she is often the critical link for Public Safety
operations. Demonstrate strong ability to communicate clearly in
Strong data entry or other high volume computer keying
Special Instructions to Applicants:
A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends
the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal
contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will
pause any enforcement action against employees who have not
complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8,
2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment
The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic
on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal
and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult
with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the
case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are
subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our
community, and government requirements.
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is
committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve
equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus
community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer,
we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected
veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender