Applicants must meet the following standards:
(1) Minimum education requirements:
(A) a high school diploma from a school accredited by the Texas Education Agency; or
(B) a high school equivalency certificate from a program approved by the Texas Education Agency;
(2) The individual has been subjected to a search of local, state, and national records to disclose any criminal record;
(A) is not currently charged with any criminal offense for which conviction would be a bar to certification;
(B) has never been on court-ordered supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years from the date of the order;
(C) has never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years;
(3) Has never been convicted in any court of an offense involving family violence as defined under Chapter 71, Texas Family Code;
(4) Has never received a dishonorable or other discharge based on misconduct which bars future military service; and
(5) Is a United States citizen.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Employees in this position will be scheduled to work rotating shifts in a 24/7 environment.
Employees will be expected to work holidays, nights and/or weekends to meet staffing and scheduling requirements.
Ability to multitask, coordinate simultaneous mental, manual and visual activities in a fast-paced work environment.
Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively, and relay observed details in a prompt and accurate manner.
Ability to communicate effectively (English) with a diverse population. Additional languages preferred.
Working knowledge of computer technology and equipment required, with working knowledge of the following preferred: Computer-Aided Dispatch Systems (preferably Crimestar), Windows 7, MS Office Suite 2007 or higher and DPS OMNIXX database. Must be a proficient typist – computerized typing evaluation may be required.
Ability to exercise proper judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines, such as policies, regulations, and precedents
This position requires the satisfactory completion of a detailed work history and criminal background investigation by law enforcement to determine the applicant’s ability to meet minimum Texas Department of Public Safety and TCLEOSE qualifications regarding police telecommunications employment
Per HCC Policy C: 4.7 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, a drug and/or alcohol test is required if a conditional job offer is made.