BA10 - Communications Specialist I

Band 2

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Operates telecommunications or radio equipment to provide operator or dispatch services.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class consists of entry- and journey-level positions which may involve lead worker functions.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Serves as a PBX or Centrex attendant.
Trains PBX or Centrex attendants.
Serves as shift supervisor; prepares work schedules for other attendants.
Operates radio or teletype equipment.
Receives and transmits routine and emergency radio, telephone and teletype traffic.
Dispatches law enforcement, public safety or other personnel and equipment in response to service requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of the procedures and practices associated with the operation of modern communications systems.
Skill in the operation of complex electronic communications equipment.
Ability to function effectively during emergencies and periods of heavy communications traffic.
Ability to understand and follow instructions.
Ability to speak clearly and concisely.
Ability to communicate information accurately and unambiguously.
Ability to oversee the work of others.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Continuous)
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to discern between various types of alarm systems warning signals. (Continuous)

Additional New Requirements:
Computer literacy.


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