Apply now Job no: 499749
Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 470900 - Police
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade:  8

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

Mississippi State University Police Department is charged with providing for the safety of all the students, faculty, staff, and guests who attend class, work, live, and visit our campus, and with the security of university buildings and property. The department provides a comprehensive array of law enforcement services through a dedicated staff of 34 sworn, state commissioned police officers and 16 full-time support personnel on the main campus with 4 additional officers on the MSU Meridian campus. All MSU Police Officers are certified by the Mississippi Peace Officers Minimum Standards Commission and have the same authorities and must meet the same expectations as law enforcement officers in any community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitors police base station radio networks. Receives and disseminates information verbally is a clear and concise speaking voice to University Police Officers and personnel of the University Police Department. Enters information into computer via keyboard to respond to officer's request for information Monitors and responds to activation of campus-wide electronic sensor alarms. Oversees the emergency 911 service for the university taking appropriate action concerning police, fire, or medical assistance. Maintains daily telephone contact with all segments of the general public and campus community. Must be available to work rotating shifts. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to pass a written assessment. Completion of a certified Telecommunications Operator course within one year of employment. Must be available to work rotating shifts. Ability to speak in a clear and concise voice. -or- Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education approved by the Department of Human Resources Management.

Preferred Qualifications:

Vocational or college courses in mass communications. Previous experience as a telecommunications operator in a law enforcement or emergency 911 service. Completion of a certified Telecommunications Operator course.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Dispatcher positions work rotating 12 hour shifts so must be able to work nights and weekends.

Instructions for Applying:

WRITTEN ASSESSMENT will be administered on SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020. Passing this written assessment is one of the minimum requirements for this position. Details regarding the written assessment will be emailed to each applicant upon receipt of your application via

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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