Public Safety Employment Openings


Public Safety Job Openings is provided for anyone seeking employment with a Public Safety agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia. All postings are submitted by the hiring agency, who solely responsible for the content and conformance to all EEOC and hiring practices.

If you are interested in any of the job postings listed herein, use the contact information or web address provided to request additional information and to apply for the position.
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Job postings in the Employment section of this website may be limited in duration or on-going. If a deadline date is not included in the posting, perspective applicants need to check with the posting agency for the status of the position.
Virginia agencies interested in posting a Public Safety Job Opening on this website first need to read the information on posting rules/guidelines and download the Posting Form on the Posting Guidelines page.  Once the form has been completed, it can be submitted for approval to Virginia NENA by clicking on Submit a Posting (left sidebar). For additional information or assistance, please email the Chapter President.


Date Posted Closing Date Position Location
02/22/2013 Open Till Filled Emergency Communications Officer I or II James City County, VA
Starting Salary Experience
Necessary
Desired Certifications / Education Level Full-Time or Part-Time
$32,027 Preferred High School Diploma or Equivalent  Full-Time
Number of Openings Projected Start
Date
Applications Available From Anticipated Shift Hours
2   http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov 24x7 Operation Shift Work
Required
Description $32,027-34,437/year, DOQ + benefits; Would you like to be a crucial link in public safety? This position provides a comprehensive training program to learn the necessary skills. Work involves learning to operate highly technical equipment utilized to receive, log and dispatch emergency and non-emergency calls for service to Police, Sheriff, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, and Animal Control, Game Warden, and JCSA personnel. Position offers room for growth within our 4 step Career Ladder system; subject to organizational needs, schedules are typically fixed for a period of 2 years with opportunity for transfer at that time. Requires ability to: maintain composure under extreme emergency situations, speak clearly and distinctly, hear and understand radio and telephone transmissions and respond appropriately, deal courteously and tactfully with public and other agencies, work shifts including day, evening, and midnight shifts, and weekends, and holidays. Must possess high school diploma or equivalent, soe call center and data entry experience helpful; experience as a dispatcher is a plus. An extensive background investigation is conducted. Must have ability to keyboard 40 wpm. For consideration, applicants are required to visit the Virginia Employment Commission to take a typing test to submit along with employment application. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.


Date Posted Closing Date Position Location
05-12-2015 06-02-2015 Public Safety Emergency Telecommunicator (PSET1) Virginia Beach, VA
Starting Salary Experience
Necessary
Desired Certifications / Education Level Full-Time or Part-Time
$33,305.52 + Benefits No High School Diploma or GED or an equivalent
combination of training and experience;
Successful completion of skills test.
Full-Time
Number of Openings Projected Start
Date
Applications Available From Anticipated Shift Hours
10 October, 2015 http://www.vbgov.com/about/pages/employment.aspx Varies
Description Entry-level position under supervision, receives, processes, and relays requests for police, fire, or emergency medical services; works on an assigned/rotation shift; attends and successfully completes the Emergency Communications and Citizen Services (ECCS) 9-1-1 academy and on-the-job training, to include achievement of certifications and progression to the Telecommunicator 2 position within established probationary period; and performs related work as required. Alpha I employee/subject to immediate recall during major and/or emergency situations. Operates emergency telephone system and receives and process calls for Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) affecting lives and property of citizens; Operates non-emergency telephone system receiving calls for non-emergency police service, requests for information, complaints, or other miscellaneous situations; Operates a multi-screen computer console connected to a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and telephone equipment to receive and process emergency calls and non-emergency calls; Locates and verifies location of incident and/or caller using Geographical Information System (GIS) software and other sources of information provided by CAD system; Consults available resources (e.g., Emergency Medical Dispatch manuals, cross directories, tow tracking system, computer dropdown menus, computer information files, mapping system) to obtain information to respond to and document calls; Consults manual information systems when CAD system is malfunctioning; Provides information updates to dispatcher as new information about a particular call or incident is provided or obtained; Processes calls for police assistance in off-base military housing, universities, and state parks located within the City following written protocols; Processes calls reporting intoxicated drivers; Processes bomb threats, third party report of bomb threats, and/or "explosive device found."; Processes biological/chemical threats involving mail or packages; Receives and processes non-emergency calls; Evaluates calls for service to determine if call may be assigned to Crime Reporting Unit (CRU); Processes calls for police assistance in Knotts Island under the law enforcement jurisdiction of Virginia Beach and the section of the island under the jurisdiction of North Carolina; Processes calls for service involving incidents at Court facilities and notifies Sheriff's Department upon receipt of call(s); Processes Animal Control calls for service after normal work hours; Processes fires reported out, all fires of undetermined origin, and reports of odor of smoke; Applies professional communication techniques to calm emotional, irrational, irate, or reluctant callers; Conducts follow-up calls; communicates information to supervisors, as necessary; Classifies and assigns nature codes to ensure proper communication of situation; Performs Alpha I responsibilities during emergency situations (e.g., hurricanes,) which require reporting to work assignment; Attends daily pre-shift Muster to receive information (e.g., status update on current situations, policies and procedure updates); Identifies and reports technical problems with equipment; Assists others (e.g., call takers, dispatchers, supervisors) during emergency situations as necessary. Must work rotating shifts and mandatory overtime, including nights, weekends, and holidays. The Emergency Communications Center is a 24-hour, 365-day operation.

All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.


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