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1/21/2023 (7:00 PM EST)

Public Safety Telecommunication Supv

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Justice & Public Safety Cabinet | Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police Post 7
699 Eastern By-Pass
Richmond, KY 40475 USA

Kentucky State Police is the premier, full service law enforcement agency in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With the highest level of professionalism and integrity the Kentucky State Police works to prevent, reduce and deter crime and the fear of crime, enhance highway safety through education and enforcement, and safeguard property and protect individual rights.

The Public Safety Telecommunication Supervisor is an integral part of the Kentucky State Police Radio Room. In addition to performing the duties of a Telecommunicator this individual oversees the daily activities of a shift within the radio room, trains and equips new telecommunicators with the skills and knowledge to be effective and efficient in their daily responsibilities and assists the Supervisor in implementing changes necessary to ensure Trooper safety. Due to the nature of 24 hour operations the applicant must be willing to work a flexible shift.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a shift of telecommunicators in the preparation, sending, and receiving of law enforcement and emergency management personnel communications
  • Train new telecommunicators on operations, policy, procedures and equipment
  • Maintain filing system of communication records as required by Kentucky State Police and the Federal Communication Commission
  • Oversee training of personnel when policy, procedure or federal requirements changes occur
  • Produce and send communications via Law Enforcement Teletype system
  • Prepare and distribute instructional materials and manuals
  • Serve as the acting Radio Room supervisor in the absence of the supervisor
  • Perform the duties of a Police Telecommunicator as the work load dictates
  • Approve subordinates time and complete performance evaluations

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong work ethic
  • Multi-tasking
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Active listening
  • Perform under pressure
  • Solid judgement

If you are interested in a challenging yet rewarding career as a Kentucky State Police Public Safety Telecommunication Supervisor, we would love to review your application.

Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: High school graduate.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have five years of experience, two of which must be with the Kentucky State Police, in the transmission, receiving and relaying of electronic information for law enforcement, emergency medical, fire, emergency management, military communications or traffic operations.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: College will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Additional experience in the transmission, receiving and relaying of electronic information for law enforcement, emergency medical, fire, emergency management, military communications or traffic operations will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be currently certified as a telecommunicator by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC). Must provide documentation of successful certification as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher within sixty days of employment in this job classification. Must provide documentation of successful certification as a LINK/NCIC operator within thirty days of employment in this job classification. Must become certified as a Training Officer through the Kentucky State Police Certified Training Officer program within twelve months of employment in this job classification. Operator shall not have been convicted of a felony or other crimes pursuant to KRS 15.540. Must maintain any required licensure (s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials. https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=45305

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a communications center at a Kentucky State Police Post and under extremely stressful conditions. May be required to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 12 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Dewey Burchfield at [email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D