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Communications Operator

No Current Vacancies for Communications Operator

Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees and 55-b/c candidates.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Communications Operator
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Control Number
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Title Communications Operator
Location: City
DEC Region

$12.04 hourly
Work Hours This is a 24 hour-a-day / 7 day-a-week operation.
Work Days Vary - some weekends
Employment Type Temporary - Long Term
Appointment Type
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA - Operational Services Unit
Duties/Responsibilities Answer telephone calls for service, both emergency and non-emergency, identify scope and type of assistance needed, record and relay information to appropriate personnel for handling. Operate and understand the technical operation of fixed and mobile communications equipment, and networked and stand-alone computer equipment. Provide administrative support to sworn members of the New York State DEC Police and Forest Rangers.

Shifts are bid by seniority and will likely include nights and weekends.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma issued by an appropriate educational authority.
Additional Comments May be required to undergo physical, medical and/or psychological evaluation depending on advancement.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.