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Communications Officer


River Grove, Illinois



Triton College

2000 N. 5th Avenue

River Grove, IL 60171






Starting Salary: $11.20/hour


Application Deadline: Until Filled





Communications Officer
River Grove, IL



Triton College, a comprehensive two year institution located in a near western suburb of Chicago, is seeking a Communications Officer to join our team.

Job Duties:

  1. Answers incoming emergency and routine assistance calls for the Police Department.

  2. Independently assesses need and urgency of requests and situations and dispatches emergency response personnel including law enforcement personnel and mutual aide personnel to incident/accident scenes.

  3. Receives and accurately relays/transcribes information, messages and requests for the Communications Center.

  4. Enters data and information into Triton College Police Department and State computer databases.

  5. Operates radio and telecommunication systems including UHF & VHF mobile and portable radios, fax machines, and telephones.

  6. Maintains knowledge of current communication policies and procedures and state, national and local dispatch standards.

  7. Performs emergency warning notifications, performs clerical and general office functions, and provides court testimony as required.

  8. Monitors burglar and fire alarms, and notifies appropriate person/agency as required, operates LEADS system: Enters stolen vehicles/items, missing persons and other information, maintains logs, records and files as required.

  9. Operates closed circuit television systems and numerous interior and exterior controllable cameras throughout campus.

  10. Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:





  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D


  1. Must be computer literate.

  2. Must have a valid driver's license.

  3. Ability to work overnight shifts, must work weekend shifts and must work holidays.

  4. 18 years of age or older.


Special Instruction to Applicants:

  1. Rate of pay is $11.20 per hour

  2. Maximum of 28 hours per week

  3. Recommended candidate for hire will be subject to a background check, drug test and must pass written polygraph test

  4. Must pass Law Enforcement Agencies Data System test within 3 weeks of hire

  5. Must pass all FEMA National Incident Management testing

  6. Triton College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  7. AmeriCorps and Peace Corps members are encouraged to apply


To apply, please visit our website at:




Triton College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.











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