RADIO OPERATOR 0161
immediate supervision, an employee in this class performs specialized work in
receiving, monitoring and sending messages over a two-way communications system
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Transmits messages and orders to and between various Public Works or Parks Department field personnel;
Transmits messages and orders to mobile units notifying the unit of location and nature of incident;
Monitors specific radio frequencies in order to keep the department aware of problems existing within the County during times of natural disasters;
Receives requests for assistance by telephone and transmits them to the appropriate unit for response;
Prepares and maintains a log of all incoming and outgoing communications;
May operate a New York State Police Information Network (NYSPIN) or motor vehicle information computer terminal and/or nationwide teletype system;
May transmit calls to volunteer fire departments directing them to areas requesting and requiring aid.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the geography of the County road network; ability to learn the methods and practices of operating two-way radio equipment; ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies; ability to maintain a variety of routine clerical records; ability to transmit messages with good diction and a clear speaking voice; ability to interpret written instructions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.
NOTE: Experience in the operation of the central radio of a two-way communications system, including receiving, sending and logging messages, will be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
The job assignment may require attainment of New York State Police Information Network (NYSPIN) certification; affected employees must maintain this certification while employed in this title.