Communication Officer - 90191009 - Wilmington

Date: Feb 21, 2021

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19801

Company: Amtrak

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Acts as a public safety telecommunicator for the Amtrak Police Department nationwide handling emergency, and non-emergency calls for police and emergency service requests as well as providing customer service. In addition, communications officers handle all radio communications for the Amtrak Police Department. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Receives calls for assistance and dispatches appropriate services.
• Operates the Police Department’s computer-aided dispatch system, alarm system, and a voice-over IP radio system.
• Operates the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN) and other relative computer systems in the Communications Center.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Diploma or GED
• Skill in reading map
• Skill in Operating communication equipment
• Skill in receiving, prioritizing and dispatching emergency calls.
• Skill in performing multiple tasks in a high stress, high security communication dispatch/call-taking center.
• Be able to successfully complete all mandatory training.
• Be able to successfully pass a thorough background investigation.
• Be able to type a minimum of 35 WPM.
• Be able to think clearly and perform during crisis situations.
• Be able to multi-task in a complex and high-pressure work environment.
• Be able to work in a complex, high-pressure work environment for up to 16 hours.
• Be able to work all shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays and during inclement weather conditions as Communications Officers are considered “key personnel” and are required to report regardless of weather conditions.
• Have a desire to work in the field of public safety and transportation helping people and emergency services during critical situations.
• Be able to carry out day-to-day operations in accordance with all communication center written directives and policies.
• Acquire through training and maintain job-related certifications which include, but are not limited to, Associations of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), Public Safety Telecommunicator, and Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN) or applicable system.
• Maintain good attitude and ability to work in a team environment. 
• Be able to work a variety of rotating shifts in a 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week operation with diverse work schedules, such as day shift, swing shift, graveyard and other variations, that include irregular hours, weekends, holidays, mandatory overtime, required reporting regardless of weather conditions.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Previous experience and training as a public safety telecommunicator.
• Computer-aided dispatch experience and basic computer operations. 

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Requisition ID:50184
Posting Location(s):Delaware
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.   

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Safety & Security || No Additional