Job Opening – COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Pay Class – 115

Characteristics of the Class

Under the supervision of the Communications Supervisor, performs varied clerical and specialized work in receiving and dispatching emergency service calls during an assigned shift. Work requires specialized knowledge of law enforcement dispatching policies and procedures. Work involves the receipt, answering, and transmission of messages and information to emergency services personnel. Work includes the providing of information both departmental and municipal to the public and to other interested parties. Work is performed with some independence in judgement and decision making within established policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines. Work is closely reviewed through observation, logs, and reports for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

Examples of Duties:

1. Receives and answers incoming telephone calls for service, dispatches emergency services personnel, provides information to police personnel, the public, and to other organizations.

2. Utilizes NCIC and MULES systems, prepares logs and records, utilizes departments computer system for obtaining information to police personnel, the public and to other organizations.

3. Relays information to appropriate personnel, takes complaints from the public, types varied reports and other materials.

4. Monitors alarm systems, monitors surveillance cameras throughout the police department and jail/detention facility.

Requirements:

A. Training and Experience

High school diploma, GED, or other certificate of competency; one year of responsible secretarial/office experience, preferably in a law enforcement situation; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

B. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of law enforcement terminology, FCC rules and regulations, department policies and procedures.

Communications Officer, Continued

Knowledge of modern office equipment, including radios, teletype machines, and computers.

Knowledge of the geography of the City and of the street numbering system.

Ability to learn municipal laws, codes, ordinances, procedures, dispatching codes, and procedures.

Ability to work effectively and courteously with the public and other employees.

Ability to function effectively during emergency situations.

Ability to communicate information to the public and to emergency services personnel.

Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.

Skill in typing with accuracy and speed as departmental needs dictate.

Skill in eliciting accurate information from citizens who may be emotionally upset, or in a life-threatening situation.

Job Opening Part-time Support Clerk

Job Opening Part-time Support Clerk

Characteristics of the Class

Under the general supervision of the City Manager performs a wide variety of secretarial and clerical duties in connection with the operation of the City. (City Clerk’s office). Tasks include filing, typing, sorting, mailing, record keeping, and operating office machines and equipment. Work is reviewed through observation of results obtained. Special operational skills and knowledge is acquired by on-the-job training. Performs other work as requested.

Examples of Duties

1. Assists the City Clerk in typing documents, agendas, meeting minutes and other tasks as required.

2. Obtains documents, files, and background information for the City Clerk; maintains records and files as appropriate.

3. Schedules appointments, and arranges meetings for the City Clerk/City Manager

4. Assists the City Clerk in the Risk Management duties.

5. Attends Council meetings, committee meetings and performs other similar activities as necessary.

Requirements

Training and Experience

Experience in business or related field; supplemented with considerable experience involving increasingly responsible work involving general office management, business and financial skills or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

A. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and mathematics.

Knowledge of modern office procedures and practices.

Knowledge of the functions, operations, and activities of City government..

Ability to transcribe, but not required.

Ability to work effectively and courteously with the public and other employees.

Ability to follow complex written and oral directions.

Ability to operate a variety of modern office machines and equipment.

Ability to carryout a variety of clerical procedures as well as compose effective and accurate correspondence, reports, and       similar materials.

Skill in typing with accuracy and speed.

Maintain confidentially relating to City matters/records.

Job Opening COURT CLERK/CASHIER

Job Opening
COURT CLERK/CASHIER
Pay Class 113

Characteristics of the Class

Under the supervision of the Office Manager and Municipal Judge where appropriate, performs varied clerical and specialized work involving preparation of proceedings for Municipal Court. Also performs other general office skills. Work requires accuracy, initiative, and some independent judgement. Work involves typing, filing, maintenance of records, handling of monies, dealing with the public including court defendants, the Police Department, and court personnel. Work is reviewed through observation, inspection, and accomplishments while in process or upon completion. Performs other work as requested.

Examples of Duties

1. Prepares docket for traffic, trial and complaint court.

2. Notifies witnesses, officers, and persons involved in court cases to make sure all are informed and that information is complete before court is held.

3. Send out recommendations at the direction of the City Prosecutor.

4. Responds to inquiries from attorneys, the public, police officers, and court personnel.

5. Collects fines, and processes paper work as necessary.

6. Maintains court records and files as appropriate; assists with citizen information requests at the counter and on the telephone.

7. Performs general clerical work such as typing, filing, and telephone answering.

8. Assists the Utility Billing Coordinator to collect customer payments and other related duties pertaining to utility accounts.

9. Assists the Finance Clerk as necessary.

10. Works closely with the City Manager’s Office.

11. Works with the office of the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Safety.

12. Assists in other areas as necessary.

Requirements

A. Training and Experience

High school diploma, vocational training, GED, or other certificate of competency; experience in public contact work, or work in a closely related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

B. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of the operation and procedures of the Municipal Court system.

Knowledge of State Statutes & Supreme Court Rulings as they relate to Municipal Court.

Knowledge of modern office equipment, methods, and practices.

Ability to communicate clearly, orally, and in writing.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Skill in dealing tactfully with the public.

Skill in the use of a variety of office machines and equipment.

De Soto Goes Pink

 

Its that time of year again where we must rally around a great cause.  De Soto Goes Pink is an organization which provides financial assistance to those who need it most and are effected by Cancer.  De Soto goes pink provides gas for individuals to get back and forth, food, co-pay support and much much more for those in our community who are fighting their battle with cancer.

This years Cancer Walk will be held on October 14, 2017 and they are in need of sponsors and walkers.  Please take a moment to check them out on Facebook and help any way you can because as a community we CAN make a difference.  Click the image below to visit the De Soto Goes Pink Facebook Page.