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A dispatch 911 dispatcher takes calls and sends help and must be able to:

  • Use the proper codes, techniques, and procedures in dispatching emergency units
  • Operate radio, telephone, call director, and telecommunications device for the deaf equipment
  • Receive emergency calls, transmit information, and coordinate agencies
  • Read and interpret maps
  • Maintain a controlled and competent manner while working in a stressful environment
  • Follow oral and written directions quickly and accurately
  • Work professionally with other agencies and the public

911 Communications Officer Job Description Sheriff's Job Gateway

Minimum Requirements
18 years of age at time of application
Eligible to work in U.S.
U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent
Oral & written communications skills


  1. DUI violations within the last 3 years
  2. Currently on probation
  3. Felony convictions
  4. Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence
  5. Lying or withholding any information