Liberty, MO (pop. 30,000) is ideally located northeast of Kansas City on Interstate 35. Liberty enjoys easy access to the amenities of the big city, while preserving the atmosphere of a small town. Founded in 1822 and named for the principle that Americans hold most dear, Liberty is the second oldest incorporated town west of the Mississippi River. Liberty has a 29 square mile boundary with a traditional downtown square that is the heart of the community.
The City of Liberty is an organization that serves the public with integrity while offering its employees harmonious work/life balance, flexibility, self-directed work and great benefits all within a highly collaborative environment. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of services to ensure an exceptional quality of life for our community and are currently searching for an enthusiastic, public service-minded individual to fill the full time position of Communications Officer.
The ability to operate a variety of communications and telecommunications equipment while speaking with clear enunciation, multi-tasking, and typing accurately at a speed necessary for successful job performance, are essential skills required for this position. This position receives emergency call information and operates radio and telephone equipment to dispatch public safety resources such as police, fire, and ambulances; routes other emergency calls to appropriate personnel and agencies; maintains information on units' activities; accesses computer terminals to obtain, transmit, and record information such as vehicle license numbers, drivers' information, warrants, and stolen vehicle information; enters record information via computer terminal, maintains status of equipment, completes incident logs and enters data to track and record the activity of dispatched units. This position is required to work various shifts as assigned.
The ideal candidate will be career oriented with a commitment to public service. The candidate should possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, be able to understand geographic features and street locations, and be able to provide professional customer service delivery. The candidate should be able to multi-task, work effectively under pressure, make sound decisions, use good judgment, work independently as well as with a team, and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, fellow employees, and other government personnel.
A High School diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license are required. No experience necessary. Some college or specialized training in communications, criminal justice, Fire/EMT, emergency management, telecommunications, transportation or public service radio dispatch; or any related experience which provides for a qualifying combination of experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, is beneficial. Full training will be provided to successful candidates. Applicants must pass required testing & extensive background investigation, and be available to work shifts, weekends & holidays. Per department policy no illegal drug use within the past twenty-four (24) months prior to application. Tattoos are not allowed on the hands, neck or face at any time. Other tattoos must be covered at all times while working with a long sleeve uniform shirt or tattoo cover sleeve. Starting entry level salary (no experience) is $31,068. Full benefits including a pension plan (L-6) through Missouri LAGERS, and with our current salary step plan, 911 dispatchers can top out after 18 years of service at $51,048/yr. Experienced dispatchers can receive credit for previous years of public safety dispatch service, with starting pay up to $34,967/yr.
For consideration, a City of Liberty application AND supplemental application must both be submitted by 5pm, Friday, 06/29/2018. Selected applicant testing to be administered inside City Hall on July 14, 2018 at 8:00 am.
To apply On-line for this position click here.
For a form to print and complete by hand, see Employment Application AND Supplemental Application under "attached files" on the right side of the screen. To receive Veterans preference points, download the application also located on the right side of the screen and submit with the required proper supporting documents. Hard copies of all applications may also be obtained at City Hall.
Submit all documents to:
City of Liberty – HR/Risk Mgmt
101 East Kansas Street
Liberty, MO 64068