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Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 363381 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: POLICE DISPATCHER - 48008765

Position Number: 48008765 

Salary:  $24,579.62 - $29,079.62 

Posting Closing Date: 05/22/2021 

Job Advertisement

Police Dispatcher - Position Number 48008765

Department – Campus Police

Career Service


About Our Organization and Mission

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families.  The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


How You Will Grow 

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Where You Will Work

The FSDB campus is situated in the Uptown area of historic St. Augustine, by the Intracoastal Waterway. St. Augustine, also known as the nation’s oldest city, has a rich heritage that makes the city and its surroundings a charming and distinctive place to live and to visit.


St. Augustine has its own unique character, with friendly local people at farmers markets, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, shopping areas, community events, restaurants, and more. The links below give insight into the city we love:

Florida’s Historic Coast

Visit Florida–St. Augustine

First Coast Relocation Guide

Historic Coast Culture

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for warm climates, friendly residents, and exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities.  It offers a great quality of life with a reasonable cost of living without a state income tax.  Florida continues to be a magnet for new residents each year.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

FSDB is a state of Florida agency and a major employer in St. Johns County. Working for the state of Florida is more than a paycheck. The state’s total compensation package for our SES and Career Service employees features a highly competitive set of benefits including:

  • Annual and sick leave
  • Holiday leave–nine days per year
  • Personal holiday–one day per year
  • State group insurance–health, dental, vision, life, and supplemental coverage options
  • Retirement plan options–including employer contributions (for specifics, visit
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition waivers
  • And more!

For specific details, visit


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 a shift differential due to majority of shift being between 5:00pm – 6:00am. Pay additive is dependent on agency funding.



Sunday – Thursday 2:00pm to 10:00pm


Your Specific 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.


Required 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. Ability to successfully complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR.


Minimum Qualifications

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.


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


Sign Language Requirements

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.


Preferred Qualifications

Sign Language Skills


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application.  It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


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




Applications accepted through People First only.


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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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