Utah State University

Public Safety Dispatcher

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/17/2021 11:45 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20 hours per week
Business & Finance
University Police
Advertised Salary
$14.00 per hour


Receive and process emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical, security or other emergency services. Gather essential information from callers and dispatch the appropriate first responders to the scene. Must be organized, adept at multi-tasking, level-headed, and trustworthy. Expected work hours will include Weekdays, Weekends, Holidays Day/Swing/Grave Shifts. Part-Time Hours up to 28 per week. No Benefits.


  • Uses a computer-aided dispatch system to: receive emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical or other emergency services. Determine the nature and location of the emergency; determine priorities, and dispatch police, or other emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures.
  • Dispatch maintenance and other university personnel to incidents that require immediate action to ensure the safety and security of the campus.
  • Closely monitor emergency and life-safety systems and alarms, such as fire detection, intrusion detection, access control, and security cameras.
  • Maintains contact with all units on assignment, maintain status and location of police.
  • Answers non-emergency calls for assistance.
  • Enter, update and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems.
  • Receive requests for information regarding vehicle registration, driving records and warrants, and provides pertinent data.
  • Monitor several complex public safety radio frequencies.
  • Operate a variety of communications equipment, including radio consoles, telephones and computer systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Applicant must pass criminal background check


  • Knowledge of communication equipment and campus facilities
  • Skill in the use of personal computer and related software application
  • Skill in handling complaints and problems
  • Ability to organize information and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain control and composure in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  • Ability to make decisions when administrators are not present
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure, while responding to the many needs of the office at once


  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Working
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust


  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$14.00 per hour


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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