Police Communications Officer in Training

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Public Safety/Police

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Police Communications Officer in Training

Job Title
Police Communications Officer in Training

Prairie View A&M University

University Police

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Police Communications Officer in Training, under supervision, receives on-the-job training from Police Communication Officers; handles routine and emergency radio, telephone, and 911 calls for service following special or written instructions for transmitting and routing calls.

Candidates in the available applicant pool will be contacted by the University Police Department as Police Communications Officer in Training applicants submissions are active for one year from the date of the Job Requisition being posted.


  • Receives sixteen weeks of on-the-job training from Police Communication Officers to gain familiarity and experience.
  • Receives incoming emergency/non-emergency telephone calls from the public and disseminates information via radio for all law enforcement, medical, and emergency personnel.
  • Monitors all telecommunications equipment including State and National computers.
  • Operates data terminals for the National Crime Information Center/Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems and personal computers for the University Police Department (UPD) computer network.
  • Monitors and respond to the activation of a comprehensive closed circuit television and computer alarm security system, including 911 and medical emergency notification, and coordinates with all appropriate agencies and personnel.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years of full-time work experience. High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification may substitute for the 2 years of full-time employment or military experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to work under stress.
  • Ability to comprehend technical aspects of communications equipment.
  • Communication skills.
  • Keyboarding skills.

Other Requirements:

  • Work rotating shifts, evenings, and holidays.
  • Applicant must successfully pass keyboarding test, communications performance evaluation, and complete background investigation.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • Open Until Filled

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

To apply, visit https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PVAMU_External/job/Prairie-View-PVAMU/Police-Communications-Officer-in-Training--Evergreen-_R-035931

About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit www.pvamu.edu. Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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