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Part-Time Dispatch/Communications Officer
Company: McDaniel College
Location: Westminster, MD
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/15/2021
Expire Date: 11/14/2021
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Computers, Software, Education, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Security, Military, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development
Job Description
Part-Time Dispatch/Communications Officer

Job Description:

Reporting to the Support Services Supervisor and the shift supervising Sergeant, the Dispatch/Communications Officer is responsible for providing dispatch, community interface and emergency response. Some secretarial/data entry support to the department is provided as possible around dispatch duties.

Basic Responsibilities:

A.        Dispatch duties

B.         Oversee campus-wide security and fire system.

C.         Serve as initial contact for visitors and callers.

F.         Liaison between department and outside agencies.

Specific Responsibilities:

A.         Dispatch duties

  • Dispatch officers to calls for assistance.
  • Create dispatch log entries for all officer duties.
  • Research information for officers, departments and WPD
  • Track officer activities.
  • Track and keep records on Lost and Found items.

B. Oversee campus-wide security and fire system.

  • Respond to alarms, Security, Trouble and Fire access areas on system according to schedule

C.         Serve as initial contact for visitors and callers.

  • Respond to inquiries for assistance.
  • Parking permits registration.
  • Know where to look for information needed by community members.         

D.        Liaison between department and outside agencies.

  • Act as key contact between officers and external agencies during emergency situations.
  • Report and call for service of EMS, security and fire systems.
  • Know how to direct agencies to campus.



  • Must have good organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community.
  • Must be self-motivated, dependable, able to multitask, and work with little supervision.
  • Working knowledge of Windows basic productivity software such as word processing, excel, spreadsheet, database, browser, and e-mail.

Physical Characteristics: This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. This position does have some limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regards to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

Additional Information:

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit https://www.mcdaniel.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.  

Application Instructions:

Completed applications include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.



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Company Name: McDaniel College
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Website: https://mcdaniel.interviewexchange....
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About McDaniel College:

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

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