Radio Dispatcher - Grade 10

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 69 positions statewide.

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Salary Information for Radio Dispatcher
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Radio Dispatcher 10 $43,768 $53,708
Senr Radio Dispatcher 12 $48,956 $59,757

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Job Duties

As a Radio Dispatcher, you would monitor, dispatch, and control two-way radio traffic providing interconnections between the various communications systems used in the Thruway's Statewide Operations Center. You would regularly use computer equipment and telephones to enter, receive, and transmit information; make data inquiries; and arrange for repair service when radio equipment requires it. You would also handle the telephone traffic through the communications center. You would be required to know the established policies for Toll Collection, Maintenance, Traffic and Safety, Media Relations and Communications, and State Police Troop T, and to keep abreast of important events happening in those and other areas affecting the operation of the Thruway. As a Radio Dispatcher you would regularly receive, enter, and dispatch information on the weather, road conditions, unusual or hazardous vehicles, accidents, State Police action, and emergencies requiring assistance from Thruway personnel or outside agencies. In the course of your duties, you will also be required to disseminate real time roadway information obtained from camera images or other roadway devices to the traveling public utilizing web based systems or roadside devices such as Variable Message Signs, Highway Advisory Radio or other devices that are controlled by the Thruway's Statewide Operations Center. All candidates are required to successfully pass a background investigation performed by the New York State Police prior to appointment. The duties of this position are often carried out under stressful conditions.

Important: These positions involve shift work within a 24-hour schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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00-478010 26-767010

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Mobility Options

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