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Public Safety Dispatcher I - 3rd Shift at University of Iowa

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

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Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Job Description:
Pay Grade 09 Job Code GK10

Percent of time 100%

Schedule 06:00pm to 06:00am, Rotating work weeks

Department Department of Public Safety

Location University Capitol Center (UCC)

Staff Type Merit / Regular

Salary $35,496.00 plus shift differential

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety’s mission is to provide each member of the UI community with a sense of security throughout campus by creating a safe learning environment at all times and educating students, faculty and staff in matters of protection and personal responsibility.

Under general supervision, provides communications of a public safety nature for university public safety and other departments and also for surrounding law enforcement agencies. Operates a multi-frequency radio system, handle multi-line telephone system during high-stress and life endangering situations, IOWA NCIC System using Computer Aided Dispatch for emergency information to police officers and security officers; other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualified applicants must be able to handle multiple tasks during high-stress, life-endangering situations.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety requires all IOWA NCIC (National Crime Information Center) operators receive training and pass a test for certification within 6 months of employment as a condition of employment. Department will sponsor training.

Must attend 40 hour course at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy within first year of hire.

The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.

Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Dave Visin at

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.


Any combination of clerical education or experience and/or college or university level course work which is equivalent to two years of full-time employment.


Must attend and achieve certification in IOWA/NCIC system within 6 months of employment and 40 hour course at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy within first year of hire.

Desirable Qualifications

• The ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks;

• Public contact/customer service experience;

• Intermediate computer skills;

• The ability to actively listen and communicate effectively through clear speech, hearing, and written documentation.