Gwinnett County Communications Officer Local July Hiring Event

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Job title: Gwinnett County Communications Officer Local July Hiring Event

Company: Gwinnett County

Job description: Class SummaryPLEASE JOIN US AT OUR UPCOMING GWINNETT COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER HIRING EVENT!Saturday, July 13, 20248:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointment Highly Recommended
Gwinnett County Police Training Center
854 Winder Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045This is a special opportunity to complete the entire first phase of the two-phase hiring process. Conditional job offers may be given during this event.When applicants register online at, they will receive a link to complete the initial data entry test (Critical) as well as a Background Book. Both of these should be completed prior to the hiring event. Those that pass the Critical test will be offered a reservation time during the hiring event in order to complete a brief orientation, an oral interview, and a final review of their Background Book. The entire process at the event will take approximately three hours. The attire is business casual. It is suggested that you bring water and snack or any other needed items.Walk-ups are welcome. However, applicants that have not completed the Critical test or Background Book will need to plan a couple of extra hours at the event.The Communications Division is responsible for answering both emergency and non-emergency calls for service. Communications Officers provide a vital service to the community by contributing to the safety and welfare of their fellow residents. They are the first point of contact in most emergency situations and can drastically affect the outcome of a potentially otherwise dire event. Communications officers are a lifeline to first responders and the community. The Communications Officer dispatches Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Units. Due to the nature of the job, the center is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
APPLICATION PROCESS- PHASE IIThe second phase of the hiring process consists of:

  • Polygraph examination
  • Physical examination / drug screening
  • Psychological testing

SALARY**$4,600 hiring incentive for new hires**$46,021 base salary plus two possible incentives, $47,402 (includes 3% pay incentive for an Associate degree); or $48,782 (includes 6% pay incentive for a Bachelor’s degree) The grade for this position is B22(2).
Effective 04/11/2023, this position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma, or G.E.D;
  • Must be an U.S. Citizen for P.O.S.T. Communications Officer Certification;
  • Two years’ experience in a fast-paced business customer service or telecommunications environment;
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, nights, holidays and weekends;
  • A professional and calm demeanor, as this is a highly stressful, demanding, fast-paced job involving life and death situations;
  • A job simulation skills test will be administered to determine eligibility; and
  • Successful completion of both phases of the hiring process

For information related to the position specific Essential Duties, Knowledge and Skills, and Physical requirements, clickNOTE: The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.Additional InformationAbout Gwinnett County Police Department:The Gwinnett County Police Department is a nationally accredited and rapidly growing police agency located in the northeastern quadrant of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Department has an authorized strength of 930 sworn officers and 129 communication officers supported by 167 civilian employees with the responsibility of providing law enforcement services to approximately 900,000 residents within an area of 436 square miles. The department is a full service agency with numerous specialized units, to include Computer Forensics, K-9, Aviation, Technology Research, Accident Investigations, Training, S.W.A.T., Crime Prevention, Hazardous Devices, and many more. For more information about the police hiring process and standards clickAbout Gwinnett County:Welcome to Gwinnett County – one of America’s fastest-growing counties for the past 20 years. Our dynamic and exciting county combines the best of big-city living with the comforts of the suburbs.The county’s population in 2000 was about 588,448 and we’ve only continued to grow since then.Gwinnett has many advantages, beginning with its location and road system. The county is just 45 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Thanks to this location, 80 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight. Georgia Highway 316 has been extended to Athens, reducing travel time to the University of Georgia to 25 minutes. Gwinnett’s infrastructure includes more than 2,750 miles of roadways to provide excellent mobility for our residents.The County Administrator and County Attorney are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serve at its pleasure. To implement the Board’s policy directives, the County Administrator uses a management team consisting of members of his immediate staff and 14 department directors. The 14 departments that make up the executive side are Police Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Corrections, Communications, Support Services, Financial Services, Community Services, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Law, Planning and Development, Water Resources, Child Advocacy & Juvenile Services, and Transportation. Each department is run by a director who is charged with managing operations in a manner which stresses the County’s values.In addition to the executive side of County government, certain services are provided through Constitutional officers and independent elected officials. These external offices are created by the Georgia Constitution or through state law. In Gwinnett, they include the Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, District Attorney, Solicitor, Probate Court Judge, and Chief Magistrate.Vision
Gwinnett is the preferred community where everyone thrives!Mission
Gwinnett proudly supports our vibrantly connected community by delivering superior services.ValuesIntegrity: We believe in being honest, building trust, and having strong moral principles.Accountability: We believe in stewardship, transparency, and sustainability.Equity: We believe in fairness and respect for all.Inclusivity: We believe in engaging, embracing, and unifying our communities.Innovation: We believe in continual adaptation of technology, process, and experience. Hiring ProcessGwinnett County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information regarding our hiring process, please click the links below:
Gwinnett County is committed to creating a diverse workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information (including sex), race, color, national origin (including ancestry), gender (identity and expression), sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status (including pregnancy), disability, military or veteran status, religion, political affiliation, immigration status, homeless status, or any other category protected by law.For questions about recruitment, or to request a reasonable accommodation during the application, interview, or testing process, please call Human Resources at 770-822-7915 or email .Our Benefits program is designed to support every aspect of our employees’ lives, from physical and emotional to social and financial.Along with their salary, employees receive a variety of comprehensive benefits as part of their total compensation.On average, our employees’ benefits are worth 48 percent of their base salary!In other words, employees would spend nearly half of their pay to purchase these benefits on their own. For employees’ medical premium alone, the County contributes an average of 91 percent of the cost!Health

  • Medical plans for active and retired employees
  • Dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug plan


  • Onsite Employee Wellness Center
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Immunizations
  • Wellness education and incentive programs
  • Annual wellness fair

Family and Career

  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Family planning benefits
  • Four weeks of paid parental leave


  • Annual/Sick Leave
  • 12 paid holidays per calendar year
  • 1 paid floating holiday per calendar year


  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) available
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) available
  • Retirement and Savings Plans
  • 401(a) Defined Contribution
  • 457 (b) Deferred Compensation
  • Longevity pay
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Financial education programs


  • Basic, optional, and dependent life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Critical illness and accident insurance
  • Hospital indemnity insurance
  • Identity theft protection

To learn more about the Benefits offered at Gwinnett County, .

Expected salary: $4600 per month

Location: Gwinnett County, GA

Job date: Wed, 05 Jun 2024 23:25:57 GMT

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