Chief Telephone Operator

Supervise and coordinate activities of Telephone Operators.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $77,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chief Telephone Operators do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of TELEPHONE OPERATORS 235.662-022 in telephone or telegraph office or in industrial establishment: Notifies telephone company maintenance department of switchboard operational difficulties reported by operators. Prepares work schedules and assigns switchboard positions. Trains new employees and keeps attendance records. Maintains record of incoming and outgoing long-distance and tie line calls, noting duration and time of calls. Keeps record of employees’ personal calls and forwards record to department head for collection. Compiles plant phone directory, arranges for distribution to designated personnel, and keeps record of directories distributed. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May relieve operators. May supervise operators of telephone answering and message service and be designated Supervisor, Telephone-Answering-Service.

Should I be a Chief Telephone Operator?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Chief Console Operator, Group Chief Operator, Telephone Operator, Chief

    How to become a Chief Telephone Operator

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