Company Description: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA is on Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015. The ranking cites colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost. The College was again named to the President's Honor Roll for Service by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2015.
Communications Dispatcher I
High School or Equivalent
The Public Safety/Campus Police Department at MCLA seeks a Communications Dispatcher to support the needs of a fast paced police department. The Communications Dispatcher will transmit messages from a radio communications base station; monitor various radio frequencies; and operate radio transmitting and receiving equipment. The Communications Dispatcher will maintain records of information including messages received and transmitted, weather conditions, and individuals to contact in emergency situations. Additionally, the Communications Dispatcher will coordinate all radio communication including emergency systems, relay messages and instructions to mobile or fixed stations, and operate public address systems and paging devices.
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Ability to read, write, and comprehend the English language including proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Ability to speak clearly and distinctly; to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner; and to follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols and maintain accurate records.
Ability to gather information through questioning individuals and by examining records and documents.
Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with established procedures.
Ability to deal tactfully with others.
Ability to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing program requirements and maintain a calm manner, make decisions, and act quickly in stressful and emergency situations.
This is a full-time, benefited position in the AFSCME bargaining unit. Bi-weekly pay for this position is $1,301.18 plus shift differential. This is a Midnight-8am, Monday-Friday shift.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.
Interested applicants must electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references by clicking the APPLY NOW button below. Applications are due August 19th.