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A 911 Dispatcher is the critical link between the community and patrol units in the field. Our three dispatch communication centers are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 911 dispatchers are required to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays and may be required to work overtime.

Incoming calls are quickly evaluated and the information that patrol or specialized units needs to respond is gathered and directed to the proper locale or agency.

Duties

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

What You Get

Saving lives and preventing injury to the public and your law enforcement partners is a rewarding career. The skilled actions of dedicated 911 dispatchers are critical to any community. If you have one year of experience involving a substantial amount of public contact, preferably in a public safety agency, we'll give you on-the-job and ongoing training. The rest is up to you.

In addition to a competitive salary and great benefits, we offer a hiring and retention bonus of $16,000 paid over a five-year period.

911 Communications Officer Job Description Sheriff's Job Gateway

Minimum Requirements
Dispatcher
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

Disqualifiers

  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