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911 DISPATCHER

Full-Time Clay County/Police Communications Dispatcher

$20.01/hr.

Midnight – 8am, Friday-Tuesday*

*Requires flexibility for first 16 weeks to train on other shifts

Duties Include

  • Answer multi-line 911 & administrative telephone calls politely & courteously
  • Pass accurate information to law enforcement officers & emergency service personnel in an expedient & calm manner
  • Responsible for relaying exact information from parties to officers/emergency services personnel in the field
  • Conduct driver’s license checks, records, NCIC/wanted checks on subjects and vehicles
  • File and maintain Protection orders as received from Clerk of Courts
  • Maintain Criminal History Log
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Must be courteous, calm and alert with the ability to take orders and execute them properly.
  • Must realize that time is an important element when exact information is properly passed on to the proper authorities.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills w/clear speech & ability to hear accurately.
  • Must have or be able to attain Emergency medical Dispatch & IOWA/NCIC certification.
  • Have knowledge of or ability to train on use of police radio, teletype & computer.
  • Proficient typing skills & basic knowledge of or ability to learn 10-code, military time & phonetic alphabet.
  • Must pass background & drug screening prior to Employment.

State Benefit Package

  • Medical: 2 Low Deductible Plans to choose from, FREE for employee coverage
  • Dental, Vision & Life, Flexible Spending Account, Healthy Life Program
  • Vacation accrual, 4 Personal days, 7 paid holidays, 1 day/month sick leave accrual
  • IPERS Pension Retirement Plan & 457 Deferred compensation plan

TO APPLY, scroll to bottom of page & click “Application Form”

Successful candidates will be required to pass drug screening prior to employment. EOE. Position open until filled.

 

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Full-time, alternating Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm / Tues.-Sat. 8am-5pm

$23.60 – $24.95/hour DOE. Open until filled.

This position is responsible for promoting reading, special activities and outreach programs for families and children from infants to 5th graders, and occasionally teens. The Youth Services Librarian manages the children’s department, supervises the Young Adult Services Librarian, carries out special projects and supervises one additional staff position.

Essential Duties

This position requires a creative individual dedicated to advocacy for children’s needs and an understanding of the importance of reading and lifelong learning. It requires knowledge of developmental skills, teamwork and cooperation with institutions, parents, pre-schools, child development centers, and other groups working with children. The work involves patron information of a confidential nature. The ability to multitask, cope with constant changes, and work independently is required for this position.

  • Plan and execute story hours, special activities, and summer reading program for children at the library
  • Plan and conduct after school programs for older elementary children
  • Conduct regularly scheduled outreach programs to schools and children’s facilities within the community
  • Promote reading and library use for children in the community, rural area, and surrounding counties
  • Conduct tours, give speeches, and teach workshops for the public and other librarians
  • Promote and market parental reading at home and “Books For Babies” program
  • Collaborate with schools, child-care facilities, and home-schoolers on curriculum and cooperative projects
  • Select, purchase and weed all children’s library materials within budget parameters
  • Maintain a viable collection of children’s materials, explore new formats, & maintain knowledge of books, authors, & trends using a variety of print and online resources
  • Computer design and implement PR and marketing campaigns, materials, and documents
  • Write a monthly column for the newsletter and periodic columns, radio spots, & releases for the news media
  • Represent library presence to other organizations in the community
  • Staff the children’s desk as needed, assist patrons with material selection and reader’s advisory

Education, Experience and Skills

  • An accredited college degree, preferably in library science is required, however a related degree and experience can be substituted
  • Previous library experience is strongly preferred
  • Formal knowledge of the developmental skills of children and a genuine interest for young people and their needs is required
  • Knowledge of accepted principles and practices of library administration and a working knowledge of library automation systems is required
  • Must have strong customer service skills, ability to share ideas, flexibility, and patience
  • Must be creative, possess art & craft skills, and have ability to work on projects independently
  • Must demonstrate initiative, good judgment, tact, and courtesy
  • Computer skills required for outreach programs
  • Valid Iowa driver’s license with acceptable driving record required for outreach programs
  • Librarian Certification Courses through the State Library of Iowa must be completed within 2 years of hire

Physical Requirements

Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone. Other physical activities include walking, reaching, grasping, pushing, pulling, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and finger dexterity. Work requires sitting and/or using various computer equipment 50% of the time; and standing and/or walking 50% of the time. Frequently requires the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, and infrequently requires the exertion of 10-50 pounds of force to lift or otherwise move objects. Requires sitting at a computer for several hours or standing at a desk for 2-4 hours at a time. Sufficient vision, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to prepare, review and file a variety of written documents in both electronic and hard copy forms. The minimum standard needed for those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and written information, accounting, transcription, computer terminal and/or extensive reading.

State Benefit Package

  • Medical: 2 Low Deductible Plans to choose from, FREE for employee coverage
  • Dental, Vision & Life, Flexible Spending Account, Healthy Life Program
  • Vacation accrual, 4 Personal days, 7 paid holidays, 1 day/month sick leave accrual
  • IPERS Pension Retirement Plan & 457 Deferred compensation plan

To apply: Email your cover letter & resume to jwright@spenceriowacity.com or complete application form below.

 

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Questions? Contact Jessica Wright, Human Resource Director, at 712-580-7200 ext. 230 or jwright@spenceriowacity.com

The City of Spencer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The City of Spencer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

To Apply for any position:

Application Form

101 W 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301

Email: info@spenceriowacity.com