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SC Department of Public Safety Communications Specialist II in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

General Responsibility:

Serve as a Communications Specialist on the Operations Desk in the SLED Fusion Center; operate and monitor an all-hour central communications control center.

Specific Duties:

Operate two-way radio system, computer terminals, telephones, fax machines, and other communications equipment; receive and dispatch information to SLED Special Agents, civilian personnel, and other Law Enforcement Agencies; monitor 800MHz radio system, SLED VHF radio system, security cameras, and state and federal NAWAS phones for inclement weather or national emergencies.

Receive calls from citizens requesting assistance, making complaints against local police and SLED personnel; answer and disseminate tips from all hotlines..

Retrieve information from computer terminals for NCIC information, criminal history records, driver's license records, and vehicle registration to relay to Special Agents; maintain SLED on-call schedules; serve as main switchboard during non-office hours, weekends, and holidays.

Maintain written daily logs, all required special incident forms, and Duty Officer reports as required by SLED; maintain recorder and replay system.

Responsible for the dispatch of SLED helicopters, Arson team, Tracking team, Crime Scene personnel, Bomb team, SWAT team, BAT team, and Special Assignment teams; initiate AMBER Alerts; acts as back-up for Emergency Preparedness Division/State Warning Point in receiving notifications from nuclear, chemical, or other facilities of any potentially unplanned or accidental release of hazardous material, derailments, spills, etc. and immediately notifies pertinent personnel.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A High School Diploma with experience working with the general public, and relevant dispatch experience. A Bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required work experience.

Ability to communicate information accurately; to speak clearly and concisely; to understand and follow instructions; and ability to function effectively during emergencies, stressful situations, and periods of heavy communication traffic.

Willingness and/or ability to work night shift, including holidays and weekends. Shift consists of Sunday night through Thursday night midnight-8am.

Additional Comments

All applicants must complete the on-line State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application nor will it be used to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

Supplemental questions are considered part of the official application. Any misrepresentation of yourself will disqualify you from the position.

A copy of the Division’s EEOP Utilization Report is available at

Salary: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 21-009

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: BA20

Position Number: 60005073

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Sunday night through Thursday night midnight-8am.

Pay Band: Band 3

Hiring Range - Min.: $27,500.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $32,000.00

Opening Date: 01/11/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: SLED operates a vacancy driven system. Applicants are required to submit a separate application for each position in which he/she desires consideration. Conditional selection based on candidate education, training, experience, oral interviews and clearance of background investigation.

Agency: State of South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED)

Address: 4400 Broad River Road Columbia, South Carolina, 29210

Phone: 803-896-7199