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Hillsborough County Government

Telecommunications Supervisor (#TELSPVFTCM) FTCM
$21.60-$35.32 Hourly / $3,744.00-$6,122.13 Monthly / $44,928.00-$73,465.60 Yearly


Performs shift supervisory duties overseeing the operation of an emergency communications center to dispatch emergency services.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

One year of experience as a Telecommunicator; and

Two years of supervisory or management experience.


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.

Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.

Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.

Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of the communication center standard operating procedures and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of effective emergency communication techniques. Working knowledge of digital and audio communications equipment operation.
  • Ability to operate and train others in digital and audio dispatching equipment operations.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations and determine proper course of action in a calm, controlled, and expeditious manner.



Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Receives telephone calls from citizens requesting emergency assistance; screens incoming calls and initiates appropriate action.
  • Operates digital and audio communications equipment to dispatch law enforcement, emergency medical vehicles, or fire units.
  • Supervises and trains subordinate employees in effective emergency communication techniques and equipment operation.
  • Maintains records such as shift reports, operational logs and equipment availability.
  • Assumes command of radio dispatching, as required, in an emergency situation.
  • Evaluates the performance of subordinate employees.
  • Performs other related duties as required.  

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


A one year probationary period is required for all new hires and employees new to the department.

CLASS: TELSPVFTCM; EST: 8/28/2015; REV: 10/1/2015;