Administrative Coordinator/Analyst, City of Durham Emergency Communications (closes 9/23/21)

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Closing: 9/23/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $51,416 – $55,613 annually

Job Description:

The Durham Emergency Communications Center works to provide City and County residents the fastest, most-efficient emergency call response possible while ensuring the safety of our police, fire and emergency medical services responders. Our state-of-the art center was the first, and currently one of only three, in the nation to hold both emergency medical dispatch accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies and Project 33 agency training program certification from APCO International. We’re constantly finding ways to improve the quality of assistance we provide to the community, knowing service is our one and only product. If innovating and serving in a fast-paced environment are for you, bring your talent and skills to Durham!
Devoted to providing clerical and/or office support activities for city functions and staff. Incumbents assigned to this class perform complex and advanced administrative support for the City’s top executives; perform paraprofessional management analysis work; or supervise an administrative support unit of non-exempt employees. Decision-making involves the coordination of transactions and processes at the highest level of standard operating tasks, including providing direction to lower level staff in the execution of operational tasks and review and verification of work.
Responsible for budget coordination; basic analysis; logistical support for politically sensitive and high-visibility programs; basic research, compiling data and formulating preliminary recommendations; creating reports; coordinating workflow; and developing, proposing and implementing operational policies and procedures. Work involves outreach and collaboration with all levels of the organization as well as outside agencies, citizens and elected officials.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates department fiscal activities that may include budget development and budget administration; compiles data and performs basic analyses; and coordinates contract processing/administration and/or procurement activities
  • Conducts basic research, maintains statistics, performs basic analysis and/or statistical calculations and formulates preliminary recommendations
  • As assigned, serves as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion or serves as a supervisor including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Provides logistical support for politically sensitive and high-visibility programs and events, including programs and events involving the city council; serves as escalation point for resolving customer services issues/inquiries; ensures follow up communication and quality assurance.
  • Gathers and compiles data; extracts information from data systems; drafts reports from others notes or own research; prepares documents, reports, presentations, confidential correspondence and policy/procedure manuals.
  • Serves as lead user for specialized databases and software systems; participates in database and/or software testing; coordinates workflow and implements improvements to processes.
  • Provides general administrative support to the city’s top executives including receiving and processing calls, visitors and correspondence; calendaring; records management; customer service; mail processing; quality assurance and follow-up.


  • Associate’s degree or equivalent in business or related field
  • Three years of advanced administrative support experience.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Data Analysis
  • Intermediate experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Experience with Timekeeping
  • Intermediate experience with MS Excel
  • Experience with MUNIS