Liaison Officer

City of New Orleans
$57,194 Per year LA New Orleans Fire Department Headquarters, 317 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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Overview

Kind of Work

Performs technical and specialized administrative duties acting as a facilitator between Orleans Parish Communications District (OPCD) dispatchers and fire personnel. Work includes monitoring fire events in real time keeping field supervisors and other emergency personnel up to date with information. Work also includes resolving communication issues between NOFD field personnel and communications personnel; and related work as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma or a GED, issued by a US State Department of Education
       2. An Associate's degree/Certification in Fire Technology.**
       3. Four (4) years of responsible experience in a fire communications center as a dispatcher, in a consolidated communications center dispatching fire calls for service, or in the New Orleans Fire Department in fire suppression.

Note: Two additional years of responsible experience in a fire communications center as a dispatcher, in a consolidated communications center dispatching fire calls for service, or in the New Orleans Fire Department in fire suppression may be substituted for the Associate's degree/Certificate in Fire Technology.

Note: If appointed, employees must obtain Firefighter I Certification during the probationary period. No probationary period may last longer than one (1) year.  Failure to obtain Firefighter I certification during the probationary period will result in removal from the 911 Liaison Officer classification through termination or demotion to a lower classification. 

* Prior to appointment, the hiring agency is required to verify education and certifications claimed by the applicant to qualify for this classification. If selected for hire, applicants must provide original documents of their qualifying credentials to the hiring agency prior to their start date in this job classification.

Kind of Examination

A qualifying rating of training and experience, weighted 100%.

This is an original entrance examination.

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