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Radio Dispatcher


Glen Ellyn, Illinois



College of DuPage

425 Fawell Boulevard

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137




Application Deadline: NA




Leading Into the Future


There's a reason why the College of DuPage has grown into the third-largest single-campus community college in the nation. Leadership. It is what drives our success. We are the largest community college in Illinois and the second-largest institution of higher education in the state with a campus that covers 273 acres.

We have 2 part-time positions available that require a minimum of 16 hours of weekend shift work with the possibility of additional  hours during the week totaling no more than 29 hours/week. Candidate will receive and transmit all communications by telephone, two-way radio and/or in person for the Department of Public Safety and serve faculty, staff, students and visitors as a public relations/information person.

Additional duties include the following:

  • Respond to business telephones, emergency telephones, and elevator telephones.

  • Respond to requests from the Public Safety, Engineering and Building and Grounds two-way radio system.

  • Operate radio-paging system for Engineering, Building & Grounds and Custodial Operations.

  • Respond to and inquire upon the law enforcement computer terminal connecting Public Safety with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

  • Monitor and dispatch campus security and fire alarm system.

  • Summon emergency equipment as needs dictate.

  • Notify other campus departments of needed emergency repairs.

  • Notify Public Safety manager and college administrators during emergency situations.

  • Respond to requests for information from visitors, faculty, staff and students.

  • Issue guest parking permits.

  • Respond to lost and found needs to include inventory/storage and retrieval.

  • Process parking citations.

  • Respond to officer requests/inquires on the college computer.

  • Monitor two-way radio traffic of surrounding agencies.

  • Monitor weather monitor.

  • Monitor surveillance cameras.

  • Distribute college key and identification tags.

  • Maintain written logs of: lost and found; overnight parking; building sign-in; key authorization.


Qualified candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • High school diploma and some college level courses

  • Successful completion of telecommunicators training program

  • Successful completion of LEADS certification basic course

  • Two year degree in Criminal Justice, Social & Behavioral Science or Communications preferred

  • One year or more of proven experience in a public sector dispatching position or customer relations position

  • Two years experience as a public safety dispatcher preferred


We offer competitive pay & benefits. Part-Time, Paid Time Off Upon employment - regular part-time employees can accrue 16 pro-rated days of Paid Leave each fiscal year. They are accrued each payroll according to the hours that are worked. Tuition Waiver Regular part-time classified employees who are scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for tuition waiver of one credit class per term.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, native language, age and background. College of DuPage is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.



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