Police Communication Supervisor

Updated: 2 months ago

Police Communication Supervisor
Public Safety - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (23008578)
 

The primary purpose of the police communication supervisor position is to provide supervision, guidance, and training to police dispatchers. Impact the effectiveness of Public Safety through radio communications, telephone communications, automated data systems, and monitoring security alarms systems and closed-circuit television systems within the police communications center. Impacts law enforcements and security efforts of the University of Pittsburgh Police Department.



Job Summary

The primary purpose of the police communication supervisor position is provide supervision, guidance, and training to police dispatchers. Impact the effectiveness of Public Safety through radio communications, telephone communications, automated data systems and monitoring security alarms systems and closed-circuit television systems within the police communications center. Impacts law enforcements and security efforts of the University of Pittsburgh Police Department.


Essential Functions 

Manages Communications Unit; directly supervises communication specialists. Ensures the highest level of satisfaction and retention by implementing measures for quality control. productivity and efficiency. Observes and documents the work product of each communication specialists. Provides correction and training where needed. For the Oakland Campus and Regionals, develops policies and procedure. Ensures policies and procedures are being followed and conducts annual performance evaluations. Develops training and programs to teach and improve personnel's knowledge and decision-making processes. Trains personnel on the ENS system. Manages and crafts ENS messages, social media posts and website updates, as well as gathers approvals as required for distribution via appropriate channels, including website and social media messaging. Serves as a media liaison until additional communication support is available. Fills in as needed and operates as a dispatcher. Facilitates communications among all emergency teams. Monitors media, including social media platforms, online news sources, and broadcast network news in order to provide relevant information for message development to designated decision makers. Schedules and approves time off and monitors scheduling. Investigates complaints and issues concerning dispatchers and makes recommendations to supervisor when disciplinary action is needed. Plays a role in improving crisis preparedness, and participates in crisis management and tabletop exercises as needed.


Physical Effort 

Minimal effort.

 

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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Supervisor - Police Communications
Job Family Safety & Security
Job Sub-Family Physical Security
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required 2
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience?  Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.
Required Licensure/Certification APCO certified
Additional details about Required Licensure/Certification Minimum two years of experience; APCO certified, Bachelor's degree.
Work Schedule work schedule to vary
Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume
Optional Documents Cover Letter

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