compensation: Starting Salary $17.50/hr with Benefits employment type: full-time
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The incumbent works under close supervision but is expected to perform with increased independence as experience and skill are acquired. Work schedule selection is based on seniority with day, swing, and graveyard shifts. This is a full-time benefitted position, starting at $17.50/hour and represented by the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) Union.
The Control Center Technician is responsible for handling calls for emergency and non-emergency security and public safety assistance at multiple locations within the NCTD service area; works in close coordination with other staff members, including NCTD and contract service providers within dynamic environments; coordinates first responder and NCTD staff and contractors; monitors and operates a variety of telecommunications, control center equipment and systems; and performs a variety of administrative duties involved in the preparation and maintenance of related reports. The Control Center Technician prepares incident reports, activity logs, and testifies in court when subpoenaed.
This is a bargained position represented by the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) Union and functions as a technician, monitoring District Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), railroad and regional radio communications, networked data communication systems while providing emergency communication and coordination with NCTD personnel, contract service providers, and emergency responders. This position is designated as Safety-Sensitive under NCTD-authority (non-DOT) and will participate in a random drug and alcohol testing pool under those guidelines.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Works under immediate direction from the Director of Security and general direction of the Chief of Safety and Security. This position exercises no supervisory authority. This position is expected to participate in the sharing of expert knowledge and as a vital member of various project teams that may be instituted.
Office and transit operations control center setting involving contact with NCTD and contract personnel, public safety personnel, and the public. The Control Center Technicians may be subject to shift changes and overtime. Must be able to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Business travel may be required periodically between District sites, governmental agencies, consultants' facilities, and other locations as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Monitor NCTD CCTV system, NCTD transit radio, rail operations radios, and San Diego County Regional Communication System.
Receive, evaluate, prioritize, and relay calls for emergency and non-emergency security and public safety assistance.
Provide direct support to District staff during emergency situations as directed management, to include assisting with phone notifications, documentation, and communication with field staff.
Coordinate resources and/or provide information to public safety personnel.
Utilizing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), conduct active video monitoring of various locations, capture video evidence for the use in criminal and civil proceedings, listen and respond to radio traffic, respond to reports of suspicious activity, investigate and report suspicious activity, notify law enforcement of criminal activity; capture video evidence for reporting purposes.
Provide information to the train platforms via the Visual/Audio Public Address System.
Complete required reports and other documentation, utilizing a variety of tools which are heavily focused on software and electronic technology.
Other related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma/GED required.
Minimum one year directly relevant experience in a similar environment (such as CCTV monitoring, radio communication, etc.), including customer service.
A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered.
Possess and maintain a California driver's license, Class C, and a satisfactory driving record for the last five years.
Maintain compliance with the District's policies regarding Conflict of Interest and Ethics.
Knowledge of operations, services and activities of a public safety or public transit telecommunications center, highly desirable.
Knowledge of, or ability to learn, procedures for operating two-way radios and public address systems.
Able to manage and maintain simultaneous, transitional, and emerging priorities, including the ability to react productively and make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Ability to make decisions, solve problems, resolve conflicts, exercise resourcefulness, and prioritize tasks to meet a variety of demands.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required.
Ability to solicit and maintain the cooperation of a wide variety of persons of different backgrounds and maintain harmonious and productive working relationships with District personnel and contractors at various organizational levels.
Ability to accept constructive criticism and apply it productively to professional performance
Demonstrated proficiency with computers and a variety of computer software programs in a Windows environment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must possess the ability to use the phone and computer for extended periods, manual dexterity to complete clerical functions and work with office equipment, and lift equipment up to 25 pounds on a daily basis. The employee must be able to hear, see, and communicate verbally to exchange information. The employee must be able to physically travel between District locations and other destinations, work in evenings when required work in hazardous conditions, and negotiate a variety of different and irregular terrain as is typical along a railway right of way. The employee may be subject to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals. The employee must be able to walk, climb, balance, bend, carry, push, reach, sit, and stand.
Machines / Tools / Equipment
Ability to operate a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite programs.
Ability to operate standard office equipment, including a fax and scanner machine, copy machine, and telephone.
Must be able to effectively use closed circuit television equipment, two-way radios, land line and cellular telephones, public address systems, telephone systems.
Application Information: All applicants must complete and submit an online application at www.gonctd.com/careers. A job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. NCTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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