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POLICE TELETYPE OPERATOR (Shiftwork Required - Nights, Weekends, Holidays)

Company: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants). Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769. The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers. Intercepts, interprets, searches, enters and removes information from local, state and federal criminal justice information databases, example: National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC), Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID), Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) for the Police Department. Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan! That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit for more information or to see if you qualify.The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Assists officers call in requests for information from FCIC, NCIC and other criminal justice databases for the Police Department
  • Operates Teletype Unit computer equipment to enter, retrieve, cancel, modify, confirm criminal histories
  • Researches, reviews, inputs and validates information and reports within the Records Management System (RMS) and manual filing systems to obtain information, and copies documents for use in investigations and confirmation of request
  • Receives requests for information through two-way radio, by telephone, by computer message, teletype, in writing and in person; ensures that request contains all necessary information; determines if request should be complied with or referred to another agency
  • Receives request from command staff to send out administrative pages and call outs
  • Inputs, updates, requests, transmits and queries information from a variety of sources to maintain accurate records or to access databases for information
  • Answers phone calls from the public and provides basic information regarding public safety or general information
  • Validates, updates and/or modifies entries into FCIC/NCIC by checking clerk dockets, pulling files, and verifying accuracy of entries; reviews validation printout for any coding errors; insures that all FCIC/NCIC database entries are active and contain accurate information
  • Utilizes reference materials to assist in locating names, addresses and telephone numbers and other information within the city and county as requested
  • Operates computer systems with various software programs for document storage and retrieval and spreadsheets or other equipment, similar in nature, for law enforcement record keeping.
  • Receives and processes SaferWatch tips and sends alerts to the community
  • Maintains appropriate logs and files in accordance with requirements of the system providers and departmental procedures
  • Performs 24 hour recheck of tow/repossession entries
  • Sorts and files records material alphabetically, numerically or by other predetermined categories; retrieves material from files upon request
  • Gathers accurate information for officers, code enforcement, towing and repo companies to enter into the BOLO tracker
  • Sends administrative notifications to departmental call outs through Everbridge
  • Processes safe watch tips
  • Performs related work as required JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT High School Diploma or G.E.D.One (1) to three (3) years of clerical or office work involving data entry, retrieval and verification of information, preferably related to law enforcement. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute for one year of the required experience.Must be able to obtain FCIC Full Access Certification within the first 6 months of employment.Successfully complete a pre-polygraph interview, polygraph examination, and/or background investigation as required for employmentMust be able to type a minimum of 25 net words per minute Special Requirements: Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work. Shift Schedule : Must be available and willing to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed, to fulfill the 24/7 mission of the unit. PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderately loud. The work entails sedentary work in an office setting. While performing duties, an employee may frequently exert light physical effort, such as standing, walking, stooping, talking, hearing, and reaching above and below shoulders. Most tasks require the use of hand and fingers dexterity, such as keyboarding and the ability to use a headset. The employee may be required on rare occasions to lift up to 10 pounds. Sometimes work is stressful when working under stringent time constraints. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Seldom or Never Street environment (near moving traffic) Seldom or Never Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Seldom or Never Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Seldom or Never HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 )The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.Click here for an overview of employment information including our benefits package.Closing Date/Time: 1/25/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Keywords: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale , POLICE TELETYPE OPERATOR (Shiftwork Required - Nights, Weekends, Holidays), Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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