THP Dispatcher 1*
STATE OF TENNESSEE
Position Description / Responsibilities
Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for communications equipment operations work of average difficulty in operating teletype and two-way radio equipment in receiving and transmitting law enforcement, disaster and/or weather information; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: *This is the entry class in the THP Dispatcher sub-series. An employee in this class performs shift work, on a rotating basis, in receiving law enforcement, disaster and/or weather information, by telephone, teletype and two-way radio, and transmitting messages based on this information to the most appropriate agencies or individuals. Work involves making decisions on the most appropriate agencies or individuals to receive the information and preparing and maintaining communications logs and statistical reports. This class differs from that of THP Dispatcher 2* in that an incumbent of the latter performs at the intermediate level. This class flexes to and differs from that of THP Dispatcher 3* in that an incumbent of the latter performs at the working level.
*An applicant appointed to this class will be reclassified to the THP Dispatcher 3* after successful completion of a two-year training period; inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in automatic demotion or termination.
Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school.
Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying experience in communications equipment operations may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
- Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
- Be a citizen of the United States;
- Have a good moral character, as determined by investigation;
- Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
- Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
- Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
- Not have been convicted or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substances, Tennessee Code Annotated 7-86-205;
- Not have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
- Pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
- Upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of instruction approved by the Tennessee Public Safety Committee.
Applicants for positions in the Department of Safety and Homeland Security must pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position.
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