Peach County - Communication Officer (6pm to 6am)

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Department Peach County
Job TitleCommunication Officer (6pm to 6am)
Deadline Oct 6, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Fort Valley, GA
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The purpose of this classification is to receive and respond to incoming calls to the County’s emergency 911communication system; and to dispatch emergency service and/or law enforcement personnel as appropriate.






The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Receives calls on the County’s emergency 911 system, including emergency TDD calls, and language lines.


For non-emergency calls, provides information, answers questions, takes messages, and/or refers caller to appropriate staff.


For emergency calls, obtains information from callers and determines the appropriate agency to respond to the need for assistance; contacts and dispatches the correct agency; provides agency with information needed to respond appropriately and to ensure personnel/officer safety; works to keep caller calm; monitors status of response; and contacts wrecker services and utility companies as needed.


Logs incoming calls and dispatch information into an automated system; utilizes Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) and CAD terminals; enters information pertinent to incoming calls, dispatched agencies, response time and actions taken; and maintains records of calls and dispatching activities.


Monitors a variety of radio frequencies for the purpose of communicating with law enforcement, ambulance, fire and other emergency services providers; and provides and/or obtains information to field personnel regarding emergencies, incident scenes, directions, and status.


Performs various administrative support activities such as entering, updating and retrieving information from databases; enters law enforcement information into databases; maintains communication logs; queries data bases upon request; researches warrant information, driver licenses and tags; submits information to appropriate staff; and performs system back ups and reboots servers as needed.


Operates a GCIC terminal, Cad terminal, telephones, fax machines, shredders, a personal computer, and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of emergency communications software, word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.



May use the GCIC to enter police records or to research criminal histories on occasion as required.  Performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma or GED with technical/vocational training in emergency communications or a closely related field; supplemented by some emergency communications training and experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid Driver’s license, GCIC Operator, Basic Communication, CPR, Emergency Medical Dispatch, and POST certifications.



Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information.  Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships. 


Human Interaction: Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility. 


Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.


Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.


Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may require ability to utilize principles of fractions and/or interpret graphs.


Functional Reasoning: Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.


Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.




Physical Ability:  Tasks require 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). Tasks involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.


Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.


Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.



Peach County, Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Peach County, Georgia will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.



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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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