Alabama DMH / Communications Officer

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JOB TITLE: Communications Officer
OPEN DATE: 07/08/2022
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 22-24
• Range 62 ($29,061.60 – $48,760.80 Annually)
• Salary will be commensurate with experience and State of Alabama Personnel guidelines.
• 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 CE’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 high school.
• 12 months or more experience in the operation of a law enforcement radio and telephone switchboard preferred.
• Answer all incoming calls and connect to appropriate extension.
• Receive radio messages from police officers and take appropriate actions.
• Monitor the fire alarm and security systems.
• Serve as receptionist for the facility.
• Issue passes to visitors.
• Maintain work area in good order.
• Operate control room to include the monitors, NCIC computer, etc.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

• Knowledge and use of proper English and grammar.
• Ability to operate a telephone switchboard and radio system under heavy traffic.
• Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
• Ability to firmly, but tactfully, deal with patients, staff, and the public.
• Ability to remain alert, act quickly, and use good judgement in emergencies.
• Ability to work shift hours and weekends as assigned.
• 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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