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Communications Duty Officer
$44,754 - $67,776
Under direction of the Communications Site Manager, the purpose of the position is to provide first line supervision for an assigned shift of a Public Safety Cooperative Dispatch Center (CDC) within the Broward Sheriff's Office. Employee directly supervises subordinates in the receiving, triaging and processing information; monitoring informing and instructing customers about emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire, medical and other public safety services via telephone and other communication devices. Position demonstrates a comprehensive working knowledge of agency policies and procedures, resources, capabilities and services, apparatus and equipment, and use of emergency planning documents. Position develops management reports and implements administrative functions that will improve processes within the Division. Performs related work as directed. Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).
1. Must be a current BSO employee with five (5) years experience classified as a Communications Operator II or III.
2. Experience must include proficiency in performing receiving, triaging and processing information; transmitting, dispatching and analyzing of data; monitoring, informing and instructing customers about emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire, emergency medical and other public safety services via telephone and other communication devices.
3. Qualified candidates must demonstrate effective communication skills, leadership experience and supervisory qualities.
4. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for requirements noted. Such education, training and/or experience must be clearly documented in the application.
Employee may be assigned any one of the following three locations:
Pompano District - 100 South West 3 Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Fort Lauderdale Police Department - 1300 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Public Safety Complex - 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
4/5/2013 11:59:59 PM
You are encouraged to apply on-line at If you do not have access to the Internet, you may visit our Human Resources Testing Center to submit an on-line application Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by midnight on the closing date. Completed paper applications must be received in the Bureau of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. A resume may accompany a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 8 to 10 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
Veterans’ preference per Florida law.
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