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Date Posted:               May 5, 2017
City/Organization:      Columbus, NE
Title:                           Communications Specialist
Category:                   Emergency Communications

Communications Specialist - Columbus, NE

Job Description:


  • Full-time public safety employment: 
  • Starting rate is $15.25/hour with a pay rate increase after successful completion of approximately two month training to $16.02 and another pay rate increase after 12 months of satisfactory employment to $16.85.  Any worked hours between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. includes an additional .50 cents an hour differential pay. Current pay scale is $15.25 to $20.61 an hour. 
  • Work hours normally start at 6pm or 9 pm and includes evenings, nights, some weekends and some holidays.  Holiday hours worked are paid at 2 1/2 times the hourly rate. 
  • Responsible for dispatching emergency and general public requests, operating a variety of communications equipment, including multi-line telephone system/radios/computer/teletype and receiving public safety messages and 911 calls.
  • High school graduate/GED; must type at least 30 wpm; up to 10 weeks paid training.
  • Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, 10 holidays, pension program, health plan, dental plan, long term disability coverage, and life insurance.        

Apply at Columbus, NE City Hall, 2424 14 Street.

You may also apply by downloading a city application form from the City of Columbus website, completing it and returning by fax at 402-563-1380.

Your completed city application form may also be returned by email to Mike Oglevie, Human Resources Director, by the application deadline.

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Job Post Expiration Date;   September 30, 2017

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.

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