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Job Family: Dispatchers - Emergency
Benchmark Title: Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, also called public safety dispatchers, monitor the location of emergency
services personnel from any one or all of the jurisdictionÆs emergency services departments. These workers dispatch
the appropriate type and number of units in response to calls for assistance. Dispatchers, or call takers, often
are the first people the public contacts when emergency assistance is required. If certified for emergency medical
services, the dispatcher may provide medical instruction to those on the scene of the emergency until the medical
staff arrives. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers work in a variety of settings: a police station, a fire
station, a hospital, or, increasingly, a centralized communications center. In many areas, the police department
serves as the communications center. In these situations, all emergency calls go to the police department, where a
dispatcher handles the police calls and screens the others before transferring them to the appropriate service.
 
 
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Job Family: Fire Service
Benchmark Title: Fire Inspectors
Some firefighters become fire investigators, who determine the origin and causes of fires. They collect evidence,
interview witnesses, and prepare reports on fires in cases where the cause may be arson or criminal negligence.
They often are called upon to testify in court.
 
Benchmark Title: Firefighter
Firefighters help protect the public against these dangers by rapidly responding
to a variety of emergencies. They are frequently the first emergency personnel at the scene of a traffic accident
or medical emergency and may be called upon to put out a fire, treat injuries, or perform other vital functions.
 
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Fire Fighting and Prevention
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers supervise and coordinate activities of
workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.
 
 
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Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: Animal Control Workers
Animal Control Workers handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned,
dangerous, or unattended animals.
 
Benchmark Title: Bailiffs
Police and sheriffs deputies who provide security in city and county courts are sometimes called bailiffs.
Bailiffs maintain order in courts of law.
 
Benchmark Title: Correctional Officer
Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or
who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or penitentiary. They
maintain security and inmate accountability to prevent disturbances, assaults, or escapes. Officers have no law
enforcement responsibilities outside the institution where they work
 
Benchmark Title: Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Detectives and Criminal Investigators conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or
local laws to prevent or solve crimes. Excludes Private Detectives and Investigators. Detectives are plainclothes
investigators who gather facts and collect evidence for criminal cases. Some are assigned to interagency task
forces to combat specific types of crime. They conduct interviews, examine records, observe the activities of
suspects, and participate in raids or arrests. Detectives and State and Federal agents and inspectors usually
specialize in one of a wide variety of violations such as homicide or fraud.
 
Benchmark Title: Detectives and Investigators, Except Public
Private detectives and investigators use many means to determine the facts in a variety of matters. To carry out
investigations, they may use various types of surveillance or searches. To verify facts, such as an individual's
place of employment or income, they may make phone calls or visit a subject's workplace. In other cases, especially
those involving missing persons and background checks, investigators often interview people to gather as much
information as possible about an individual. In all cases, private detectives and investigators assist attorneys,
businesses, and the public with a variety of legal, financial, and personal problems.
 
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Correctional Officers
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers supervise and coordinate activities of correctional
officers and jailers.
 
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives supervise and coordinate activities of members of police
force.
 
Benchmark Title: Fish and Game Wardens
Fish and Game Wardens patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage
to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Parking Enforcement Officers
Parking Enforcement Workers patrol assigned area, such as public parking lot or section of city to issue tickets to
overtime parking violators and illegally parked vehicles.
 
Benchmark Title: Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers maintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in
an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a
vehicle; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve
legal processes of courts.
 
Benchmark Title: Railroad and Transit Police and Special Agents
Transit and Railroad Police protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.
 
 
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Job Family: Protective Service - Other
Benchmark Title: Ambulance Drivers/Attendants, Except EMT
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver
in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.
 
 
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Job Family: Security Guard
Benchmark Title: Crossing Guards
Crossing Guards guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad
crossings, or construction sites.
 
Benchmark Title: Security Guard I
Security Guard I carries out instructions primarily oriented toward insuring that emergencies and security
violations are readily discovered and reported to appropriate authority. Intervenes directly only in situations
that require minimal action to safeguard property or persons. Duties require minimal training.
 
Benchmark Title: Security Guard II
Security Guard II enforces regulations designed to prevent breaches of security.
Exercises judgment and uses discretion in dealing with emergencies and security violations encountered. Determines
whether first response should be to intervene directly (asking for assistance when deemed necessary and time
allows), to keep situation under surveillance, or to report situation so that it can be handled by appropriate
authority. Duties require specialized training in methods and techniques of protecting security areas.
 
Benchmark Title: Security Guards-All Levels Combined
Guards, who are also called security officers, patrol and inspect property to protect against fire, theft,
vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. These workers protect their employer's investment, enforce laws on the
property, and deter criminal activity or other problems. They use radio and telephone communications to call for
assistance from police, fire, or emergency medical services as the situation dictates. Security guards write
comprehensive reports outlining their observations and activities during their assigned shift. They may also
interview witnesses or victims, prepare case reports, and testify in court.
 
 
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