Public Safety Communications Coordinator

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Website Portland Community College

Public Safety Communications Coordinator

Requisition ID
Public Safety
SY-Sylvania Campus
Employment Type
Classified-Full Time
Best Consideration Date
Apply Immediately; this job posting will be closed once sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary
Under the general direction of the Director of Public Safety, performs duties which promote the safety and well-being of the college community. Coordinates the operation of the department’s communication center and records unit. Primary accountabilities include developing and implementing standard communications and records operating procedures; planning, training, directing and reviewing the work of the Public Safety Communications Officers; planning and implementing communications coordination with outside agency emergency services; coordinating use
of law enforcement computer systems; and providing overall department administrative assistance. Employs excellent communication skills to communicate with a variety of college staff, students, the public and external agency representatives. Work situations require good judgment, consideration and interpretation of circumstances or information to choose the most effective response. Incumbent is expected to work with minimum guidance or direction.

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Candidate Profile
These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Must have knowledge of methods and procedures of various operating and
communications systems.
Must have knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Must be skilled in recordkeeping and organization.
Must be skilled in basic keyboarding
Must be skilled in interpreting and applying state and federal laws and
The successful candidate must be able to communicate both verbally and written
in a clear, concise and effective manner.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to remain calm and
The successful candidate must be able to effectively lead others.
The successful candidate must be able to handle multiple activities
simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.
The successful candidate must be able to analyze situations and quickly identify
appropriate action.
The successful candidate must be able to provide excellent customer service.
The successful candidate must work effectively with an ethnically and culturally
diverse staff and student population.
The successful candidate must work well with the public safety and College
leadership team.
Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Associate’s degree or equivalent level of college course work is required in criminal justice or related area (experience performing the duties of the job may substitute for the degree or college course work on a year-for-year basis).

Three years of experience in public safety communications or related field.

Must have completed, or be able to complete within one year of employment, a certified dispatcher’s course administered by the DPSST, Associated Public Safety Communications Officers (APCO), or other accredited institution. Must be able to obtain certification in medical dispatch within one year of employment. Must be able to obtain within three months of employment certification in LEDS/NCIC computer operation. Must be able to meet minimum training and certification standards established by the department and the DPSST, and complete the department’s communications training program within one year of appointment.

Must be able to pass both a personal and criminal history background investigation. Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or any crime for which a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one year may be imposed. Must not have been convicted of any law violations involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug.
Position Grade
Starting Salary Expectations
The first two steps of the range are: $53,600 to $55,206 per year. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range
$53600 to $86014 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee’s Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
– Starts at 8 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
– 8 hours of sick leave per month
– 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year – 11 Paid holidays

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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
While primary duty hours are day shift, must be able to work rotating shifts and days off as necessary, with routine overtime requirements and some early and/or late hours. Position requires that incumbents do not possess significant speech or hearing impairments. Must have the ability to lift a maximum of 40 pounds.
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