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Date: Mar 14, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 25970 

Agency: Division of Emergency Management

Working Title: 2609 OPS STATE WRNG PT COMM OPERATOR - 31902244

Position Number: 31902244 

Salary:  12.25 p/h 

Posting Closing Date: 03/26/2018 

Re-advertisement: Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply





Maintains awareness of all natural, technological, and manmade hazards that are impacting or have the potential to impact the State of Florida through the use of data feeds, news broadcasts, social media, and direct reports received by government officials and private citizens. 

Collects and categorizes information from external customers using provided questions and standard operating procedures in a timely and professional manner.  Documents incident information in computer-based applications, generates reports, and provides warning and notification to Local and State officials.


Communicates incident information and emergency response actions to local, state, and federal officials using established systems, including telephone, facsimile, interoperable radio, the National Warning System (NAWAS), the Emergency Management Network (EMnet), Hot Ringdown Telephones and other converged voice and data networks.

Conducts tests of Watch Office communications systems and related equipment on a regular basis to ensure operational readiness.

Assists with administrative and operational matters as necessary to support 24-hour situational awareness, warning operations, and the State Emergency Operations Center.



Basic knowledge of Emergency Management at the local and state level, and/or public safety response functions at the local level.

Knowledge of Public Safety Communications.

Basic knowledge Incident Command System principles.

Skill in collecting, reviewing, and summarizing information with computer software.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to operate a personal computer, the Microsoft Office suite, and conduct internet research.

Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and perform effectively under stressful conditions for extended periods of time.

Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Ability to work various shifts on a rotating schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Ability to travel and/or work in a field environment during disaster conditions when necessary.

Ability to lift 50 pounds without assistance and holds a current/valid Driver’s License.


VETERANS: DEM appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DMS recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.


SPECIAL NOTE:  In response to emergency events, Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employee’s position description.  Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order for us to conduct the background check.


All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:  It is the policy of the Florida Division of Emergency Management that any applicants who will be considered or recommended for an employment opportunity undergo Level 2 background screening.  This is in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment.
No applicants for a designated position will be employed until the Level 2 screening and drug test results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 back ground screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies


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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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