Alabama DMH / Communications Officer

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JOB TITLE: Communications Officer
OPEN DATE: 6/30/2023
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Bryce Hospital Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 23-22

• Range 46 ($21,926.40- $34,243.20 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience. Limitations apply to current State employees.

• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CEU’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.

• Graduation from a standard senior high school.
• 12 months or more experience in the operation of a law enforcement radio and telephone switchboard preferred.

• Operates communication system (police radio, telephone, intercom, and switchboard.
• Monitors alarm system.
• Handles complaints and requests from staff, patients, and visitors.
• Schedules trips for transportation daily.
• Receives patients’ funds.
• Issues/receives facility keys.
• Registers vehicles.
• Assists visitors with completing the visitation/inventory list forms.
• Inputs data into CARES and EHR systems.
• Completes ADMH and Bryce Hospital forms and documents.

• Knowledge and use of proper English and grammar.
• Ability to be available in times of emergencies.
• Ability to work with all age groups.
• Ability to operate a telephone switchboard and radio system under heavy traffic.
• Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
• Ability to be firm and tactful in dealing with patients, staff, and the public.
• Ability to remain alert, act quickly and use good judgment in emergencies.
• Ability to work shift hours and weekends as required.

• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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