BENEFITS

Competitive Pay

Paid Vacation & Sick Leave

Health Insurance including Vision and Dental

LAGERS Retirement System

MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS

U.S. Citizen

High School Graduate or GED

Able to type 30 wpm.

Ability to stand or sit for extended periods

Ability to maintain composure during stressful times

Concentrated mental and visual attention

Ability to answer phones using headsets and handheld units

Must be certified in criminal justice database or obtain within 6-months of employment

Must be certified in Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD) through a national agency, or obtain within 6-months

Be A lifeline

A CAREER AS A 9-1-1 PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER IS A REWARDING AND CHALLENGING WAY TO SERVE THE CITIZENS WE SERVE.

Public Safety Dispatchers operate communications equipment, answer emergency and non emergency calls from the general public and dispatch the appropriate Police, Fire and EMS units. Communications personnel work shifts that must provide coverage 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays.

APPLICANTS SELECTED MUST:

  • Participate in a computer based testing process.
  • Participate in a minimum 4-hour sit-in in the communications center.
  • A thorough background, education and criminal background check.
  • Physcial & Drug/Alcohol screening.
  • Participate in a Psychological Examination

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

At least 3-years of public safety dispatch experience

Knowledge of emergency telephone and radio communications procedures

Knowledge of Police, Fire, and EMS terminology

Knowledge of Police and Fire Department activities and lines of responsibility

Skill in the analysis of problem solvingĀ  as well as multi-tasking

EAST CENTRAL DISPATCH CENTER