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University Police Communications and Security Specialist 1
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jan. 11, 2023
Title University Police Communications and Security Specialist 1
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department University Police
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Safety
Police Dispatchers perform a full range of radio and telephone operational duties in this 24-hour facility. This is a 24/7, 365 day a year operation and Police Dispatchers will be required to work all days and shifts as required. Dispatchers are required to:

  • Use a computer-aided dispatch and RMS system to receive emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical or other emergency services.
  • Determine the nature and location of the emergency; determine priorities, and dispatch police or other emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures.
  • Receive and process emergency calls, maintain contact with all units on assignment, maintain status and location of police and fire units.
  • Monitor direct emergency alarms, answer non-emergency calls for assistance. Enter, update and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems.
  • Receive requests for information regarding vehicle registration, driving records and warrants, and provide pertinent data.

The mission of the University at Buffalo Police Department is to provide a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for students, visitors, faculty and staff to live, learn, work and play.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of full-time experience as a police or peace officer; or 
  • one year of full-time experience as a dispatcher for a public safety agency including fire departments, emergency medical services, or law enforcement; or 
  • one year of active U.S. military service as a dispatcher of military police or security personnel and an honorable discharge or under conditions in the NYS Restoration of Honor Act; or
  • thirty college credit hours from an accredited institution of higher education. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possession of a current Security Guard photo ID issued by the New York State Department of State, and one year subsequent building guard experience and be reachable on a New York State Civil Service List.

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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