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Communications Specialist 1/Dispatcher

Apply now Department: 3670070030 KSU Police Department
Job no: 511369
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Law Enforcement
Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

The university police dispatcher oversees the operations of an emergency communications center. Handles incoming calls and requests for police and security services. Monitors police radio alarms and dispatches officers as needed. Receives calls concerning crime, injury, safety, and other public emergencies. Monitors and responds to emergency 911 calls, including calls from alarm systems, county 911 systems and campus emergency systems.

Why Join Us:

Do you have what it takes to be the front line in an emergency situation? Are you ready to stand strong for your neighbors and your community? Be the voice of strength for those in trouble?

Be someone’s hero; be a University Police Dispatcher. We partner with our University Community to improve the quality of life, helping make them better places to live, work, and learn. We are seeking a full time University Police Dispatcher to join our family. The Police Dispatcher will become a fully certified emergency communications officer, responding to emergency calls, prioritizing calls and alarms, responsible for dispatching officers to calls utilizing a radio system and computer-aided-dispatch. This individual will monitor security equipment, process alarms, and maintain operations in the Communications Center.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a high school diploma, and the following credentials: Hearing must be correctable to a range that will allow normal radio and telephone conversation with field units, vision must be correctable to a range that will allow reading of computer display terminals, maps and printouts quickly and accurately and applicants must be free of felony convictions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior first responder (law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services) dispatching experience is preferred.
  • Ability to handle high pressure and stressful situations which will require the employee to make rapid independent decisions.
  • Ability to write effectively, read and comprehend critical information, and have above-average communication skills.
  • Prior Public Relations experience is preferred due to the high volume of public interaction.
  • 24 hours of college credit.
  • Possess strong computer skills to work in a paperless environment.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. 3 references

Screening of Applications Begins:


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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