911 Dispatcher

Incumbent serves as Dispatcher for the E911 center, responsible for receiving incoming emergency and non-emergency calls, dispatching information to appropriate response units, and maintaining various computer records.

 

DUTIES:

Receives emergency calls, gathers maximum amount of information in minimum amount of time, determines appropriate response and dispatches emergency response personnel using computer aided dispatch (CAD).  Provides medical instructions to call as needed, prior to arrival of emergency personnel.

Dispatchers are in a position as a public safety professional with the primary assignment of performing work in the protection of life, property, and environment through emergency communications/dispatching services.  The dispatcher is an employee of Bartholomew County, and hired by the Bartholomew County E911.  The dispatcher position is a full position.

The position of dispatcher requires mental concentration, intense at times, performed in a sometimes high stress environment.  Technical knowledge, manual dexterity and well-developed oral communications skills are necessary to be successful in this position.

The dispatcher operates as a member of the Bartholomew County E911, a department within Bartholomew County. The shift supervisor directly supervises dispatchers.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities are intended to be descriptive and not restrictive. An individual performing in the classification may perform any of the duties listed, however, these examples do not include all the duties that an individual may be expected to perform.

* Answer incoming emergency telephone communication lines and acquire pertinent information for dispatching emergency response groups.

* Dispatch appropriate police, fire, rescue, and emergency medical response agencies to emergency incidents.

* Manage radio communications.

* Operates a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD).

* Maintains current status of all police units, emergency response agencies, and command personnel.

* Performs routine computer/data system maintenance, including printing of emergency incident reports, and daily logs.

* Relay information and messages via electronic communications media.

* Answers administrative telephone calls and responds to requests for information or assistance.

* Maintains a current IDACS/NCIC Track Sheet for all information obtained through the use of the NCIC System.

* Inspects, cleans, and maintains the Communications Center and equipment.

* Participates in training drills and attends classes in emergency communications techniques and other training as required.

* Performs other work as required.

 

Training, Education, and Experience

* Must be a High School Graduate

* Must be familiar with keyboard and capable of typing 30 wpm. All dispatchers must:

* Be calm and even-tempered.

* Be Decisive.

* Be able to process incomplete information, assess the needs, and provide a response.

* Be able to learn from mistakes.

* Be able to remain emotionally unattached in situations.

* Have exceptional speaking/listening skills.

* Be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

* Know and understand the communications system with which he/she works.

* Understand the rules and regulations which affect his/her job.

* Know the geography, the operational policies/procedures and the jurisdictional authority.

* Must be open to learning.

* Show empathy.

* Be assertive.

* Be professional.

* Be self-confident.

* Be mature.

* Possess a good sense of humor.

* Be dependable/reliable.

 

Below are links to the job application and instructions for applying.

pdf Emergency Operations Application Instruction (46 KB)

pdf Emergency Operations Employment Application (272 KB)

 

Deputy Sheriff

 

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff.   Applications will be accepted from April 11 until May 31, 2016.   Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and possess a valid driver’s license.  The preferred applicant will have a minimum of 60 college credit hours from an accredited college and/or equivalent work experience.     Applications may be obtained at the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, 543 2nd Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201 or online below.  Please fill out and submit the application through the attached documentation below

 

pdf Sheriff Employment Application (68 KB)

 

Second Deputy/Field Technician

 

 

POSITION:                            Second Deputy/FieldTechnician

DEPARTMENT:                      Assessor

WORKSCHEDULE:                  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,M-F

JOB CATEGORY:                    COMOT (Computer, Office Machine Operation,Technician)

DATE WRITTEN:April2000       STATUS:Full-time

DATE REVISED:                     July 2012,June2016    FLSA STATUS:Non-exempt

 

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Bartholomew County provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.

 

Incumbent serves as Second Deputy/Field Technician for the Bartholomew County Assessor’s Office, responsible for conducting office and field functions related to assessments.

 

Duties: 

Receives and processes mobile home assessment sheets, computes and verifies assessments, checks addresses and ownership information, and contacts appropriate personnel to resolve discrepancies as needed.

Prepares and mails assessment notices to owners and forwards copies to Auditor and Treasurer, and researches addresses for returned notices and forwards notices accordingly.

Answers telephone and greets office visitors, answers questions, provides property and assessment information, and/or refers callers to appropriate individual or Department.

Assists Realtors, appraisers, and other members of the public as needed, including researching property information and assessments, and updating Department records and information.

Maintains communication with Treasurer, Auditor, and Recorder personnel to request, provide, and/or verify property record information, and resolves questions concerning assessments.

Types and prepares error correction petitions, letters, reports, and other Department correspondence, and maintains Department files as directed.

Measures, inspects, and documents new construction. Revisits and re-measures percentage of parcels each year according to the plan of the Reassessment Supervisor. Checks demolitionof building and answers inquiries regarding realestate.


Verifies accuracy of data in computer pertaining to agricultural, commercial, and industrial properties.

Follows up on building permits for county-wide enforcement. Trains new department staff as needed.

Performs duties of co-workers in their absence or as required to maintain continual public service and Department operations.

Attends training sessions, educational seminars, and/or conferences as appropriate. Performs related duties as assigned.

  1. JOB REQUIREMENTS AND DIFFICULTY OF WORK:

 

High school diploma or GED.

Possession of or ability to obtain Level II certification by State Tax Board and ability to maintain State mandated training hours.

Working knowledge of standard office policies and procedures; ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated tasks while meeting deadlines.

Working knowledge of State statutes and Indiana Code pertaining to the assessment of real estate.

Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to speak clearly to greet customer and/or the general public.

Knowledge of County geography and ability to locate and regularly travel to property sites within the County.

Knowledge of basic filing systems and ability to maintain accurate and complete department files and records.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.

Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others.

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to State requirements.


Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace and personal conduct.

Ability to properly operate standard equipment, such as calculator, copier, computer, printer, fax machine, digital area line meter, measuring tape, camera, telephone, and typewriter.

Ability to analyze, evaluate, investigate or coordinate data, and make determinations based on data analyses.

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and on several tasks at the same time, often under time pressure.

Ability to apply knowledge of people and/or locations and plan and layout assigned work projects.

Ability to perform arithmetic calculations to compute/calculate assessments.

Ability to read and interpret detailed prints, sketches, layouts, specifications and maps.

Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carryout written and oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.

Ability to occasionally travel out of town for training, sometimes overnight. Possession of valid Indiana driver’s license and a demonstrated safe driving record.

  1. RESPONSIBILITY:

 

Incumbent performs standard, recurring duties according to department policies and procedures and state guidelines with work priorities determined by service needs of the public. Incumbent receives indirect or occasional supervision with assignments guided by definite objects using a variety of methods or procedures, with incumbent referring to supervisor when interpretation of department policies and programs are thought necessary. Frequently, decisions are made which are restricted only by organizational-wide policies. Errors in incumbent's work are usually prevented through supervisory review and are detected through notification from other departments, agencies or the public. Undetected errors may result in loss of time to correct error.

  1. PERSONAL WORKRELATIONSHIPS:

 

Incumbent maintains communication with co-workers, other County departments, various companies, government agencies, and members of the general public for purposes of exchanging information, and explaining/interpreting state codes, policies, and procedures.

Incumbent reports directly to County Assessor.


  1. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORKENVIRONMENT:

 

Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment and in the field, involving sitting/walking at will, standing/walking for long periods, working in extreme temperatures, lifting/carrying objects weighing 25-50 pounds, bending, crouching/kneeling, reaching, speaking clearly, and depth perception.  Incumbent occasionally travels out of town for training, sometimes overnight.

 

Applications can be downloaded below.  They may be submitted to the Assessor's Office located at 2nd Floor of the Governement Office Building; 440 Third St. Columbus, IN, 47201.

pdf General Employment Application (97 KB)

 

 



Systems Administrator (IT)

POSITION:                        Systems Administrator (IT Department)
DEPARTMENT:                  Information Technology
WORK SCHEDULE:             8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F
JOB CATEGORY:                PAT (Professional, Administrative, Technological)
DATE WRITTEN:                February 2008 STATUS: Full-time
DATE REVISED:                 July 2013 FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Bartholomew County provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause undue hardship.


Incumbent serves as the Systems Administrator for the Bartholomew County Information Technology Department, responsible for installation, configuration, maintenance and back-ups of servers and software systems on the Bartholomew County voice and data network.


DUTIES:
• Assists end users with help desk requests, resolving issues both in person and via the phone through remote access. Creates, edits, and deletes end-user network and email accounts as required.
• Serves as primary contact on evaluation and approval of all software systems, loads, configures, verifies successful software installation, and provides support for all specified software packages, such as operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet programs, email client access, anti-virus, and various network wide and office specific applications for end user computers and servers. Maintains shared network storage.
• Provides maintenance of back-up system and tape rotation for all electronic file systems, databases, email and email archiving, and phone system configurations.
• Installs or assists in installation of all hardware and peripheral components, such as monitors, personal computers, servers, storage systems, routers, firewalls, switches, phone switches, phones, cameras, copiers, printers, and all other networked devices.
• Identifies, diagnoses, and resolves hardware, software, and network related connectivity problems and issues. Works with both hardware and software services providers to resolve conflicts and system failures.
• Assists with maintenance of telephone hardware and software systems, such as phone routing, voicemail and auto attendant features, number plan configuration, E911 and alternate line appearances, and various programming related to County-owned phone system. Installs, re-locates, terminates, documents, and tests voice and data cabling and fiber optic lines as assigned.
• Assists in providing technical assistance and training to system users; instructs users in use of equipment, software, and manuals; consults with users concerning problems or new tasks and aids in formulating solutions and creating software that increases efficiency and limits down time.
• Assists with recommendations to purchase new equipment to respond to or increase system capabilities and business efficiencies, and works with outside vendors to purchase hardware and software as directed.
• Assists with maintenance and monitoring of all systems security based on County policies and procedures and industry best practices, minimizing the risk of data destruction or unauthorized access.
• Maintains detailed asset inventory, including asset status and invoice information.
• Researches, tests, and provides recommendation on new software systems.
• Installs, re-locates, terminates, and documents hardware components and peripheral.
• Assists with maintenance of such web based systems as the Bartholomew County website.
• Supervises contracted vendors as designated by Director.
• Attends meetings as designated by the Director and serves as the County IT representative at those designated meetings.
• Responds to emergency computer calls on a 24-hour basis.
• Performs related duties as assigned.


I. JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of training and experience. Three years experience with computers in a networked environment required. Experience working in local government environment preferred.
• Ability to comply with all employer and department hiring requirements, including passage of a drug test, and criminal background check.
• Working knowledge of or ability to develop an understanding of installed operating system, as well as internal policies, procedures, and services to solve routine problems and recommend system enhancements to increase productivity and quality of services.
• Microsoft Certified Professional, VMware Certifies Professional or higher preferred. Experience with phone, VOIP, and voicemail systems, web development and database management, backup software systems and best practices, SANs and shared network storage, and server and desktop virtualization.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Server 2008 and 2012, Windows XP, Windows 7, Exchange, SQL, and Office 2010 and ability to resolve problems in a Microsoft Windows environment.
• Strong working knowledge of VMware products, including vSphere, View, Site Recovery Manager, Workstation, and Thinapp.
• Working knowledge of computer and network installation functions, including cabling, switch programming, routing, VLAN setup, VPN setup, and all other related installations and configurations.
• Strong working knowledge of wired and wireless architecture, design, and best practices.
• Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, system users, other County departments, vendors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities, and ability to communicate complex technical information in clear terms to non-technical individuals.
• Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.
• Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
• Ability to supervise contracted vendors as designated by the Director.
• Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.
• Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and work rapidly for long periods, occasionally under time pressure.
• Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written or oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.
• Ability to compare or observe similarities and differences in data, analyze and evaluate data, and make determinations based on data analyses.
• Ability to respond swiftly and rationally to IT related emergencies on 24-hour basis.
• Ability to occasionally work evening, extended, and weekend hours and travel out of town for conferences and trainings, but not overnight.
• Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license and a demonstrated safe driving record.

 

II. DIFFICULTY OF WORK:
Incumbent performs duties according to general instructions and guidelines from supervisor, with unusual tasks or problems discussed in advance. Work requires independent judgment to determine best methods to overcome difficult or atypical problems. Incumbent’s judgment has a substantial impact on the operation of individual computer users, with work reviewed periodically or upon conclusion to determine compliance with directives and department goals.


III. RESPONSIBILITY:
Incumbent performs a variety of repair, preventative maintenance, and training functions on County computer hardware and software and voice systems utilizing general instructions from supervisor and/or standard practices and techniques to ensure proper and effective operation of the County’s computer and information systems. Incumbent generally performs duties in an independent manner, requiring direct supervision only under new or unusual circumstances.


IV. PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
Incumbent maintains frequent contact with supervisor, co-workers, personnel, service representatives, and vendors for a variety of purposes of exchanging information, explaining procedures, and rendering service.


Incumbent reports directly to the IT Director.


V. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Incumbent performs majority of duties in a standard office environment, and in data centers and data closets, involving sitting/walking at will, sitting for long periods, working in confined areas, in high places such as on ladder, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds, pushing/pulling/handling/grasping objects, reaching, speaking clearly, and hearing sounds/communication. Incumbent works with electrical components and must take safety precautions to avoid injury to self and others. Incumbent occasionally works evening, extended, and weekend hours and travels out of town for conferences and trainings, but not overnight. Incumbent responds to IT related emergencies on 24-hour basis.

 

Please submit resume and completed application (below) to the Bartholomew County Commissioners Office.

 

pdf General Employment Application (97 KB)

 

Highway Mechanic

 

pdf General Employment Application (97 KB)

 

POSITION: Mechanic
DEPARTMENT: Highway
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., M-F
JOB CATEGORY: LTC (Labor, Trades and Crafts)
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Bartholomew County provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.


Incumbent serves as Mechanic for the Bartholomew County Highway Department, responsible for the maintenance and repair of all Department vehicles and heavy equipment.


DUTIES:
Services and repairs all Department machinery and equipment, including electrical repairs, overhauls, tire repairs, welding, makes necessary parts, and replacement of all parts and systems.
Maintains Department log of all repairs and maintenance activities; schedules and performs regular maintenance, including tire and fluid checks, tune-ups, and related activities.
Inspects and maintains hydraulic systems, as required.
Assembles new equipment when received and assists Department personnel with equipment, including connecting and disconnecting sand spreader, mowers, ditchers, and snow plows.
Monitors Department inventories and orders parts and materials, including oil, antifreeze, lubricants; picks up parts, and supplies and/or takes equipment and parts to local machine shops for repairs, as required.
Operates front loader as needed, including loading trucks, and moving equipment and machinery.
Operates various hand and/or power tools in performance of duties, including, hammer, screw drivers, wrenches, drills, power saws, air compressor and nozzle, ratchet, calipers, files, broom, gauges, steam cleaner, and deburring/deflashing tools.
Operates various machinery and equipment in performance of duties, including, but not limited to, fork lift, belt sander, pressure washer, grinder, drill press, cutting torch, and welding equipment.
Travels to areas of equipment failures to provide repair assistance; responds to emergency calls on 24-hour basis.
Performs related duties as assigned.


I. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
High school diploma or GED.
Thorough knowledge of the accepted principles and practices of gasoline and diesel engine repair and maintenance, with ability to accurately diagnose and repair breakdowns, schedule and complete regular maintenance procedures, and maintain appropriate material and parts inventories.
Thorough knowledge of hydraulic and electrical systems, transmissions, differentials, and other specialized areas, with ability to effectively identify and repair related breakdowns.
Knowledge of mechanics, painting, carpentry, electricity, and other areas applicable to assigned duties.
Knowledge of safety precautions and practices applicable to working with heavy equipment, vehicles, and a variety of combustible materials, with ability to assure safety of self and other at all times.
Knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare detailed reports, such as activity reports.
Ability to operate various hand and/or power tools in performance of duties, including, hammer, screw drivers, wrenches, drills, power saws, air compressor and nozzle, ratchet, calipers, files, broom, gauges, steam cleaner, and deburring/deflashing tools.
Ability to operate various machinery and equipment in performance of duties, including, but not limited to, fork lift, belt sander, pressure washer, grinder, drill press, cutting torch, and welding equipment.
Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to State requirements.
Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers and other County department, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
Highway Mechanic
Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written and oral instructions, and present finding in oral or written form.
Ability to read and comprehend service manuals, prints, sketches, layouts, and specifications, and complete parts orders as required.
Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and work on several tasks at the same time, occasionally under time pressure.
Ability to apply knowledge of people and/or locations, and plan and layout assigned work projects.
Ability to compute/calculate, such as project material needs, square feet, or unit price.
Ability to occasionally work extended, weekend, and/or evening hours.
Ability to respond to emergencies on 24-hour basis.
Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license, a Commercial Driver's License, and a demonstrated safe driving record.


II. RESPONSIBILITY:
Incumbent performs duties under general supervision from Superintendent and is responsible for the over-all maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of a wide variety of vehicles and equipment. Incumbent works independently and schedules equipment repairs as breakdowns occur, making own decisions and taking necessary actions to effect required repairs. Care and skill are required to prevent injury to self and others and protect equipment, vehicles, and tools.
Incumbent reports directly to Superintendent.


III. PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Incumbent frequently lifts vehicle components and equipment of moderate weight, occasionally required to lift heavy equipment and work in awkward or cramped positions to perform repair duties. Strain is not usually prolonged and effort is exerted for short to moderate periods of time. Manual dexterity is required for proper placement and adjustment of parts and visual/hearing acuity is necessary for identifying slight mechanical misalignments and movements.


IV. WORKING CONDITIONS:
Incumbent performs duties in a garage environment and in the field, frequently exposed to operating vehicles, excessive noise, moving parts, toxic chemicals, fumes slippery surfaces, and a variety of related hazards. On-site repairs may involve exposure to inclement weather and heavy traffic.