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Communications Operator

Date Posted:  Jul 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  384441

Logansport, IN, US, 46947


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At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Logansport State Hospital:

Logansport State Hospital is a state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults with mental illness.  Using an interdisciplinary approach and evidence-based programming, we promote recovery and return of the individual to the community. 

About the Job:

The Communication Operator works within the security section of a state operated facility maintaining contact with an providing information to security personnel as well as to various law enforcement agencies and fire departments as appropriate.  The Communications Center is operational 24-hours/day.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Maintains constant radio contact with security officers, security vehicles and fixed security installations.
  • Obtains and provides information for security officers from departmental files such as employee vehicle decal numbers and location of employees and patients.
  • Maintains constant surveillance of all frequencies monitored
  • Contacts and dispatches emergency vehicles as needed
  • Tests various alarm systems within the facility on a regular schedule.
  • Performs minor repairs and maintenance on such electronic equipment as radios (base and mobile units) and recommends replacement of defective equipment
  • Obtains and disseminates weather information of a routine and emergency nature.
  • Notifies all key personnel necessary to implement the hospital disaster plan if an emergency exists
  • Monitors smoke and heat type fire alarm annunciator panels and relays current information to the local fire department when necessary
  • Types log of all notable incidents occurring during each shift and prepares incident and fire reports
  • Answers phones and gives information to the public and provides information to local policy agencies concerning patients who leave grounds without proper authorization.
  • Provides keys to secured areas at night and on weekends to authorized personnel

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Working knowledge of agency and facility rules and regulations pertinent to information dissemination
  • Thorough knowledge of the geography of the grounds and roadways and location of all buildings within the complex
  • Working knowledge of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and laws
  • Working knowledge of radio equipment operation and repair
  • Ability to maintain composure and make accurate decisions in emergency situations
  • Ability to prepare accurate reports and keep files
  • Ability to deal with the public and local police agency representatives using tact and making independent judgments when required
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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