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University of Arkansas

HE Public Safety Dispatcher



$23,257.00 - $23,257.00


Full Time

On Site


Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:Public Safety

Workstudy Position:

Job Type:Regular
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Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Summary of Job Duties:The (HE) Public Safety Security/Dispatcher is responsible for the central dispatch to department officers and central command. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy

Required Education and experience

  • The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma;

  • One year experience of specialized training in communications or related field; plus one year experience in public safety environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate computer consoles, video monitoring equipment and other communication devices in the public safety department to receive requests for assistance; identify the nature of the situation and dispatches public safety officers and/or other personnel as required.

  • Receives calls from monitoring companies for fire, security and environmental alarm systems and notifies the proper authority.

  • Maintains accurate records of calls and other communications transmissions by using the methods prescribed by the Public Safety Department.

  • Prepares required reports, including incident reports, lost and found and any reports requested by Public Safety Officers.

  • Operates the Arkansas Crime Information Computer terminal in accordance with state law, ACIC rules and UALR Public Safety procedures.

  • Maintains contact with emergency services such as Little Rock Fire Department and MEMS ambulance with incidents arising on campus properties. Extracts and relays important and life saving information to and from officers and victims to the appropriate emergency service.

  • Answers a multi-line telephone system. Relays calls to the appropriate division/employee within the department. Also redirects calls not belonging to the Police Department to the appropriate University Department or individual.

  • Answers a multi-line emergency phone system at the Police Department for all emergency phones on the UA Little Rock campus.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

  • Acts as a link for coordinating the activities of field officers, security guards, student patrol and emergency responders from outside agencies.

  • Locks and unlocks building as needed or directed. Assists with traffic control as needed or directed.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Knowledge of communication procedures and federal rules and regulations concerning dispatching equipment.

  • Knowledge of communication equipment.

  • Knowledge of emergency response procedures and practices.

  • Ability to direct traffic for an orderly flow.

  • Ability to operate communication equipment.

  • Ability to remain calm in emergencies and gather related information.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to operate motor vehicles.

  • Ability to direct traffic and to maintain order.

  • Ability to prepare reports of incidents and accidents.

  • Ability to work a flexible shift which includes nights, weekends, and holidays.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Andrea Robinson Police Services Manager [Register to View]

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View]

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Constant Physical Activity:Driving, Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Talking
Frequent Physical Activity:Standing, Walking
Occasional Physical Activity:Pulling, Reaching
Benefits Eligible:Yes