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Communications Officer I

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
April 17, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S11957P
Working Title Communications Officer I
Department UGA Police Department
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
College/Unit/Department website www.police.uga.edu/careers
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
This position involves rotating 8 hour shifts, there are no fixed shifts available for this position.
Advertised Salary $70,000
Posting Date 04/17/2024
Open until filled No
Closing Date 05/03/2024
Proposed Starting Date 06/10/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please note that you will also need to fill out our paper application that can be found at www.police.uga.edu/careers. This should be turned in as soon as possible to the Records Division at UGPD.
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
Position Information

Classification Title Office/Clerical Assistant
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary
This is responsible detailed work within the University Police Department.

Work involves dealing with the public through personal contact, telephone, and radio communications. Work is performed in accordance with department rules and regulations. A uniform designated by the department will be worn at all times while on duty. Employees allocated to this class of work will be assigned to a specialized function which requires knowledge abilities usually acquired through formal training and experience on the job. Guidance and direction are provided by the senior communications officer. Work has dedication to public service often made difficult by emotional or physical stress of events. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, inspection, and observations of results obtained.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of university properties, population, and traffic control problems.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public and fellow police officers.
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and on own initiative, to determine proper course of action.
  • Ability to obtain the proper information through telephone and personal interview.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Ability to meet specific physical requirements that may be established by competent authority.

Physical Demands
Long hours in front of computer and communications equipment.
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the .
Background Investigation Policy
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the .


  • Performs dispatcher duties such as answering telephone, monitoring burglar and fire alarms, operating police radios, and performing related clerical tasks.
  • Fast, efficient, and accurate receiving, dispatching, and processing of calls and messages to and from police vehicles and personnel.

Percentage of time 75

  • Performs related work.
Percentage of time 25