Communications Operator

Washington D.C.
May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel to off-site venues is a rare occurrence.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Must complete all required training.
  • Must work rotating shifts during training and be available for any shift.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Shift work is required.
  • Must have Direct Deposit.
  • Qualifying experience at the CP-04 (GS-06 equivalent) grade level includes one (1) year of specialized experience that is comparable to the CP-03 (GS-05 equivalent) grade level.

    Specialized experience is defined as multi-tasking with database systems, multi-channel radios and/or multi-line telephones while communicating emergency and non-emergency incidents.

    Highly Desirable is current certification(s) in the following areas -- emergency police, fire and/or medical dispatching; public safety; emergency telecommunication; other directly-related fields.

    Additionally, experience utilizing a Computer-Aided Dispatching (CAD) System and skill in the use of a typing keyboard with speed and accuracy are also desirable.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    (Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link:

    There is no education substitution for experience.


    Shift Work -- The USCP operates 7 days per week and 24 hours per day. Communications Operators will be required to work any assigned shift. Duty hours are subject to change to accommodate the needs of the Department; additional duty may be required. Applicants must be willing and able to work nights, weekends and holidays.

    Shift hours are as follows; however, they are subject to change.
    1st Shift: 10:00 pm - 6:00 am
    2nd Shift: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
    3rd Shift: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    WORK LOCATIONS are flexible and may require extended work hours. Some locations may be in remote areas; however, still within the District of Columbia commuting area.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application materials to assess the quality, depth and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    Read more Security clearance Not Required

    Drug test required No

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