Communications Officer

Woodbine, GA
Camden County Sheriff

Salary: $19.68 per hour.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for answering emergency and non-emergency calls and for dispatching appropriate personnel. An incumbent in this position may be designated “Senior Communications Officer” when in possession of Emergency Medial Dispatcher certification.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives and screens incoming calls from the public and other user agencies; categorizes and prioritizes calls, including 911 calls.
  • Determines and dispatches the appropriate emergency personnel to incident locations; asks vital questions of callers and provides pre-arrival instructions to callers prior to the arrival of responders as needed.
  • Communicates with officers in the field regarding possible hazards, threats, and challenges.
  • Monitors and operates radio systems for the county, fire and EMS agencies, and local municipal governments; monitors channels for other agencies.
  • Inquires, retrieves, and monitors data from GCIC/NCIC databases; ensures compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Enters warrants into NCIC; reviews for accuracy and completeness; clears warrants as appropriate; enters and clears stolen property information.
  • Maintains contact with emergency personnel in the field.
  • Responds to driver’s license and vehicle information requests.
  • Maintains call logs and other related records.
  • Receives and transmits calls to K9 units as requested.
  • Tests and performs minor equipment maintenance.
  • Participates in training exercises.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to a high school diploma.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain GCIC/NCIC certification.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain Emergency Fire Dispatch certification.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain CPR certification.