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Communications Specialist I (Temporary)

Company: Midlands Technical College, SC
Location: Lexington
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Salary: $18.00 - $20.00 Hourly

Location : Lexington County, SC

Job Type: Temporary - Full-Time

Job Number: 154634

Agency: Midlands Technical College

Opening Date: 10/05/2023

Closing Date: 12/31/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code:: UZ01

Position Number:: 154634

Normal Work Schedule:: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other):: Varies depending on college needs

Pay Band: Unclassified

Hiring Range - Min.: $18.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $20.00

Opening Date: 10/05/2023

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures:: Qualified applicants must visit the SC State Jobs website at to complete and submit an on-line application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of applications. Transcripts must be submitted with the employment application when a degree is required. Copies of transcripts are accepted for screening; official transcripts are required if hired.

Veteran Preference Statement: South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

Job Responsibilities
Telecommunications Operator for the Midlands Technical College Police Department Communications Center. Receives calls requesting assistance or information on Midlands Technical College campuses. Dispatches information to Midlands Technical College Police and Security Officers via two-way radio systems, telephones, and other electronic mediums. Operates and maintains Midlands Technical College Police Department Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system; documents all radio transmissions, call in reports, teletype reports, SLED/CJIS, NLETS, and NCIC transactions. Monitors fire alarms, burglar alarms and campus surveillance systems; maintains all certifications & skills required for proficiency needed to operate all associated equipment & databases; maintains all radio equipment, computer and audio recorder systems, and reports all issues that cannot be fixed to supervisors.

Midlands Technical College is dedicated to providing excellent service to its students, employees, and the community.

This position is located on the Airport Campus in the Campus Police department.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
A high school diploma. Must be a US Citizen and at least 18 years old. Ability to convey and interpret oral and written communications to and from law enforcement officers and the general public. Must be able to complete SLED/CJICS NCIC Certification within six (6) months of hire. Ability to speak clearly and receives or relay information accurately. Strong working knowledge of telephone and radio communications equipment. The ability to remain calm and make quick decisions during stressful situations and emergencies.
Preferred Qualifications
At least one (1) year experience with voice communications systems or central switchboard operations. NCIC Full Function Certification. Demonstrated proficiency working with modern communication systems. Prior experience in a customer service environment preferably a Emergency Services Communications Center.
Additional Comments
DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Midlands Technical College (MTC) believes diversity, equity, and inclusion are key pillars in achieving success in the classroom, workplace, and beyond. The college is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and staff as well as fostering a climate where all individuals and groups feel welcomed, valued, and heard. Through this commitment, MTC is maintaining a working and learning environment that fosters empathy, critical thinking, and cultural understanding.

EEO STATEMENT: It shall be the policy of Midlands Technical College to make employment decisions (recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, training, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment) without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic group, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, military service, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, or any other category protected by applicable law.

In accordance with South Carolina state law, Midlands Technical College is also committed to making qualified veterans a priority for employment.

Benefits for State Employees

The state of South Carolina offers eligible employees generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid vacation and sick leave. Plus, work-life balance programs such as telecommuting and flexible work schedules are available to employees of some state agencies.

Insurance Benefits
Eligible employees may enroll in health insurance, which includes prescription coverage and wellness benefits. Other available insurance benefits include dental, vision, term life insurance, long term disability and flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses.

Retirement Benefits
State employees are also offered retirement plan options, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Additionally, eligible employees may elect to participate in the South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program, which is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings plan offering 401(k) and 457 plan options.

Workplace Benefits
State employees may also be eligible for other benefits, including tuition assistance; holiday, annual and sick leave; and discounts on purchases, travel and more.

Note: The benefits above are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits as benefits are associated with each position type. For these positions, contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available.


Do you possess a high school diploma and are you able to complete SLED/CJICS NCIC Certification within six (6) months of hire?


Do you possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to work with a variety of people?


Required documents: Resume and cover letter. I understand that if all required documents aren't attached to my application, my application is considered incomplete.

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    Have you ever been employed by the State of South Carolina? If yes, when and what agenc(ies)?


    Have you ever been employed at Midlands Technical College? If yes, when?


    Please provide the name and relationship of any relatives that are employed by Midlands Technical College.


    How did you hear about this position?
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