City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
November 11, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Teletype and Supervisory Experience

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

An employee in this role oversees the 24/7 operation of the Teletype Unit. Responds to request from mobile/field law enforcement personnel and the public and provides general office support. Provides lead work responsibilities to new or less experienced Teletype Operators.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Assists in planning, assigning and overseeing the work of employees engaged in performing a variety of support functions in the Police Teletype Unit
  • Trains, coaches, counsels and mentors Police Teletype Operators
  • Prepares work schedule and oversees full time staff members and part time employees
  • Operates Teletype Unit computer equipment to enter, retrieve, cancel, modify, confirm criminal histories
  • Validates, updates and modifies information already entered into NCIC/FCIC/DAVID and other systems.
  • Performs 24 hour recheck of tow/repossession entries
  • Conducts warrant checks for detectives and officers using Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) for the Police Department
  • Searches license plates and VINs, driver's licenses for PSA's, officers or detectives to ascertain if a vehicle, or tag is stolen, and was used in the commission of a felony
  • Enters missing persons, stolen vehicles, guns and articles into FCIC/NCIC
  • Searches subject Criminal History records for officers, detectives and the City Prosecutor
  • Processes requests when officers travel and will be flying armed
  • Maintains appropriate log, to include tow logs, and files in accordance with requirements of policy and departmental procedures
  • May act as FCIC Agency Coordinator (FAC) OR Alternate FAC
  • May act as Point of Contact (POC) or Alternative POC
  • Everbridge Administrator
  • Processes and submits safe watch tips
  • Performs related work as required

High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalencyThree (3) to five (5) years of experience performing teletype duties in a law enforcement environment.Possess one (1) to two (2) years of supervisory experience.Must be able to become a certified user for NCIC/FCIC computer systemSuccessfully complete a pre-polygraph interview, polygraph examination, and/or background investigation as required for employment Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderately loud. The work entails sedentary work in an office setting. While performing duties, an employee may frequently exert light physical effort, such as standing, walking, stooping, talking, hearing, and reaching above and below shoulders. Most tasks require the use of hand and fingers dexterity, such as keyboarding and the ability to use a headset. The employee may be required on rare occasions to lift up to 10 pounds. Sometimes work is stressful when working under stringent time constraints.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204 ).

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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Closing Date/Time: 11/16/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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