The Auraria Campus is a dynamic and vibrant higher education community located in the heart of downtown Denver. The 150-acre campus is shared by three separate and distinct institutions of higher learning: Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver. The Auraria Higher Education Center is a separate state entity whose role is to provide and manage shared services, facilities, and property to support these prominent institutions in achieving their goals. Auraria offers an teamwork-focused environment with many opportunities to excel. Auraria employees enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes 21 vacation days and 15 sick days per year; paid holidays; generous medical and dental benefits; as well as life, disability, and retirement (Colorado PERA) benefits.
Description of Job
The Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) located in the Platte River Valley in downtown Denver. AHEC is the service provider for 43,000 students and approximately 5000 faculty and staff working at and attending the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver.
This position is located in the AHEC Police Department. The AHEC Police Department provides emergency, non-emergency, technical and communications support for the Auraria Campus Community.
This position provides a communication link for emergency police and administrative services to the community of the Auraria Higher Education Center, and reports to the Police Communication Supervisor.
As a State Services Trainee V, the person selected for this position will receive on-the-job training and formal coursework designed to perform the duties as a Police Communication Technician. This position will be trained to perform the following duties:
- Responding to emergency and non-emergency requests for service by interviewing, interpreting, and analyzing and prioritizing multiple, simultaneous information sources.
- Determining the appropriate level of response for each separate call; allocating and deploying appropriate emergency personnel.
- Utilizing and maintaining a two-way radio system to dispatch and monitor patrol personnel on routine, emergency calls and normal patrol activity to ensure officer and civilian safety.
- Recording, documenting and extracting detailed information obtained from a variety of sources (including a computer aided dispatch system).
- Maintaining logs, arrest reports and records regarding criminal activity.
- This position will also be trained to distribute police reports for administrative and judicial review; and monitor, operate and maintain Colorado and National Crime Information Center Terminals, campus alarm systems, closed circuit surveillance equipment and inter/intra-agency communications systems and other miscellaneous communications equipment.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
- High School diploma or GED
- Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
- Due to the inherent ability of this position to impact the safety and security of the Auraria Campus, candidates must be able to communicate fluently in English with others (written and verbally).
- This position requires pre-employment background investigation (personal and employment history). Applicants must submit to a complete background investigation that will include a personal and employment background check for various security clearances including Colorado Crime Information (CCIC) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) security clearance. This investigation will include a polygraph interview, fingerprint check and drug screen.
- Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful passing of a physical and psychological examination by a licensed doctor or health care facility. The health care facility will be selected or approved by the Auraria Higher Education Center in order to determine whether the prospective employee can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Applicants must not have any felony convictions, domestic violence history or alcohol offenses within the last (3) years.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Designation as Essential Services. As such, this position is required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay or interruption.
- On-Call Status Required. This position is required to repond on short notice to cover the communications center in case of illness or an agency emergency. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
- Shift Work Required. Dispatch function is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year function, as such, this position is expected to work holidays, weekends etc...as required by the demands of the job.
Notice of Appeal Rights
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Adam Roybal by phone (303.556.6465) or email@example.com at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
The State of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.