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Date: Nov 11, 2020

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 234741 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: POLICE DISPATCHER - 48008184

Position Number: 48008184 

Salary:  $24,579.62 - $29,079.62 

Posting Closing Date: 12/11/2020 

POSITION TITLE:  Duty Officer (Police Dispatcher)


POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Police Services


FSDB SALARY RANGE – 12 MONTH POSITION:  $24,579.62 - $29,079.62 annually.  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.  *Position is eligible for additional $1.00 per hour due to majority of shift being between 5:00pm – 6:00am.  Pay additive is dependent on agency funding.


REQUIREMENTS:  A high school diploma or its equivalent and one year of experience in radio-teletype operations, sworn law enforcement, dispatching, forestry, firefighting, or other public contact work. College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required experience. Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required high school education.


PREFERRED: American Sign Language skills


**Proof of High School Diploma will be required at time of interview**


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS:  40 hours weekly; schedule varies. Could include afternoon, evenings, weekends and holidays.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Answers incoming emergency telephone calls for service from the campus and general information telephone calls that come into the Communications Center. Keeps all callers calm as they handle any given situation. Communicates to the police officer accurate information they receive from a caller.  Communicates via two-way radio with Police Officers that are on campus, maintaining their location and status at all times. Maintains communications with other agencies when the Police Officers requests outside assistance. Operates the FCIC/NCIC computer and operates a police information data base computer. Monitors various alarm systems and weather notifications. Call in work orders to Customer Service Center.  Must be able to use a multi pager system.  Assist citizens/visitors that are received at the Communication Center for assistance.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of appropriate ways of dealing with individuals in a crisis situation. Ability to make decisions and function effectively in high stress, emergency situations. Ability to respond to the public in a calm, effective manner. Ability to operate a radio-teletype and other related communication equipment. Ability to speak clearly and listen effectively. Ability to coordinate and disseminate information. Ability to learn and effectively use existing computer programs. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.





All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




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APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on December 11, 2020.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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