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Current Job Openings

The nation’s public safety communications centers have been facing a staffing shortage for the last 10 years, the result of an overall increase in staffing, competition with the private sector offering similar jobs for more money, and a large turn-over rate of existing employees.

As a result, almost every comm center in America is looking for qualified candidates, without experience, whom they will train to perform the necessary tasks. Of course, having some prior public contact or public safety experience is always a benefit. But most agencies consider the dispatcher position as entry-level, requiring only a high school education and a clean background.

I’ve collected these job listings directly from agencies and other sources, and include contact information on applying. I’ve divided the listing into an active list, and then several geographic inactive lists that you can use for reference when researching job requirements.

If you’re looking for a job, find much more information about applying and the hiring procedures on our job resources Web page.

If you’re an agency who wants to post your job listing here, there is no fee or cost to post job listings here. Read the listings below for the standard format and content, and email the final listing to editor@911Dispatch.com.


Other Job Opening Resources

  • 9-1-1 Magazine Careers page
  • The National Testing Network client listings
  • NENA, APCO, EMS1 and 911 CARES pages
  • California’s P.O.S.T. training agency Web page
  • The private company Rural/Metro has job listings
  • The northern California chapter of NENA listings
  • The private Public Safety Testing firm listings for several Pacific northwest agencies
  • There are scores of private and government Web job sites that cities and counties may use to list dispatcher jobs, including The Monster, HotJobs, Indeed and JobSearch USA.
  • Routinely check your state’s law enforcement agency (the highway patrol, state police, etc.) for job openings. Usually the open positions are posted by specific location within the state, so examine the listings carefully.
  • Check the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis of public safety dispatcher jobs, and more complete analysis of the employment and wage outlook.
  • Search on “public safety dispatcher” in Google to for Web pages related to job openings, or agency job descriptions—or just click here!
  • There is life after dispatching! In fact, several public safety software companies are always looking for dependable, sharp-witted persons for technical, support and training positions around the country. Do a Google search and check the sites of public safety providers, including these software companies: Tiburon, Northrup-Grumman PRC, Data911, HTE, Enroute, Intergraph, New World Systems, Printrak, PSSI, Spillman Technologies, Tiburon, Tri-Tech, VisionAIR.
  • Are you changing regions of the country, as well as changing jobs? You should check Money Magazine’s cost-of-living comparison tool to find out how salaries might be affected. Also check the salary wizard on the Monster.com Web site.
  • The Salary.com Web site, which allows you to find the high, low and median pay ranges for dispatchers (and other positions).
  • The Payscale.com Web site has median pay information for public safety dispatchers.
  • A July 2014 news article provides a perspective on the stress of being a public safety dispatcher.

If an agency has an application deadline for a job position, it is listed in red. Even listings without a deadline may now be closed. So, check the date of submission (small type at the end of the listing) to see if the listing is recent, and then contact the agency to see if they are still taking applications.

Older and expired listings are listed by region–check the map to find them. Consult the older listings to learn about job requirements in general, salary ranges and application requirements. You can also use the older listings to find agencies that have hired in the past, and who may be taking applications, but are not listed on this Web page.

The listing at the top was posted most recently.


Law Enforcement/Fire Dispatcher

The City of Laramie (Wyo.), salary range: $35,045 to $47,132 a year. We are accepting applications for a Law Enforcement/Fire Dispatcher. The qualified candidates will remain on an eligibility list for one year. This position will provide a critical link in the City and County’s ability to deliver law enforcement, fire, and ambulance services, by being the first and most vital contact with a citizen in need. Duties & Responsibilities: Quickly and accurately obtain and disseminate exact information from two or more sources simultaneously; work as part of a team and work with a variety of personalities and temperaments on a long term basis; answer incoming 911 and non-emergency telephone calls while remaining calm; provide medical pre-arrival instructions as necessary during life threatening situations; assertively and compassionately gain the trust and control of hysterical and/or hostile citizens without taking personal offense; make multiple entries into a complex computerized dispatch system; comply with a multitude of confidentiality laws regarding highly sensitive and personal information; control emotions under extreme pressure while taking and/or dispatching a variety of high stress calls for service.; complete a minimum of 12 weeks of in house training; within one year of hire date, attend Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy for a 2 week certification course. Download (pdf) the full descriptionTo apply: please visit our Web site or visit the Laramie Workforce Center at 3817 Beech St., Suite 100. Up to four hours of voluntary time spent in the dispatch center is not mandatory but is highly recommended. Contact Kayhla Carey at (307) 721-5308 for appointment times. Selected applicants will be required to complete a 2-day testing process which includes passing both a multi-tasking assessment and a Personnel Evaluation Profile. Upon successful completion of this testing, the applicant will then continue on to the interview process on. Dates of testing will be announced later. Please note: To be considered, you must submit the City of Laramie Application for Employment, a Personal History Statement and a completed typing test. Call (307) 721-5251 with questions. Successful applicants must submit to a comprehensive background investigation, driver’s license check, minimal physical examination, drug screening exam and psychological exam. Closing date: January 15, 2015.

Communications Technician

City of Dublin (Ohio), salary: $22.90 to $29.63. We are currently hiring for a Communication Technician. City Information: The City of Dublin is a “high profile,” rapidly growing northwest suburb in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area with a Council-Manager form of government, characterized by impressive commercial and residential development and known for its “quality of life” and first-class municipal services. Department Overview: As an employer, the City of Dublin is a fast-paced, dynamic, award winning, organization with a progressive, innovative culture, strong customer service orientation, and a strong commitment to the “Community Oriented Policing”. The City of Dublin is a CALEA accredited Division. Dublin is recognized as one of the safest cities in central Ohio. Qualifications: Possession of High School Diploma or GED and some experience as a Communications Technician with computer aided dispatch (CAD) automated information/communications system strongly preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively under extremely stressful conditions, listen attentively to radio transmissions for long periods of time, and attend to information requests from numerous parties. Ability to transmit information verbally in a clear, concise, and accurate manner. Ability to respond to emergency calls in an appropriate, effective, efficient, and calm manner. Visit our Web site for the full job description. To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to the National Testing Network and click on FIND JOBS and the EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS JOBS. Select our department and read over all the requirements. If qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at (866) 563-3882. All testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by January 31, 2015. Testing will be limited through the holidays. Please check back as additional test dates are scheduled.

Benefit Information: www.hbc.dublinohiousa.gov

Communications Officer

Comal County Sheriff’s Office (New Braunfels, Tex.), salary: $15.21 per hour. This position requires a thorough working knowledge of dispatch and communications procedures. The individual has daily communication with the public and other law enforcement agencies, operates radio equipment, operates multi-line telephone system, and operates 9-1-1 emergency phone system for Comal County. May assist Communications Supervisor with validations and other operations. This position is part of a 24 hour a day / 7 day per week operation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Duties include the following:

  • Monitor all radio channels at console, receive information via radio, telephone and/or 9-1-1 and dispatch proper authorities as necessary.
  • Dispatch primarily for Comal County Sheriff’s Office, Garden Ridge Police Department, Texas DPS, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Comal County Animal Control, Comal County Constables, Canyon Lake Fire Dept. and EMS, Bulverde Fire Dept., Spring Branch Fire Dept., Bulverde-Spring Branch EMS and Bracken Fire Dept. and other agencies as necessary.
  • Utilize TLETS II (Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System) systems for person, vehicle, article, gun and boat inquiries, entries, modifications and/or wanted or stolen confirmations. Utilize TLETS II system to format and disseminate broadcast messages to other Texas stations regarding urgent police matter.
  • Maintain accurate records of Officer and/or Unit status at all times.
  • Maintain accurate records for all calls dispatched using a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system.
  • Communicate with other Law Enforcement Agencies and/or Personnel on a daily basis.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or G.E.D.; must be 21 years of age, spelling/reading test, criminal history background check, drug test, medical and psychological exam. One (1) year of experience in dispatch operations and TLETS II Certification is desirable. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must be able to meet the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards (TCOLE) and Department requirements for psychological and medical examinations. Visit our Web site for more information and how to apply on-line. Closing date: Dec. 29, 2014.

911 Public Safety Telecommunicator / Part-Time

Glenview (Ill.) Public Safety 911 Center, $18.00 to $22.00/ hour DOQ with no fringe benefits. We are building an ongoing eligibility list for part-time 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator. Following the training period, part timers may pick up 12-24 hours per week, depending on their availability. The part-time pool is often used to fill full time vacancies. The 911 Center is the primary answering point and dispatch center for the Village of Glenview wire line and wireless emergency and non-emergency calls for law enforcement, fire and EMS. The Dispatch Center also provides dispatch services for other municipalities. The purpose of this position is to receive and process emergency and non-emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical or other emergency services. Determine the location and nature of the emergency; determine priorities, and dispatch police, fire, ambulance or other emergency units as necessary in accordance with established policy, procedures and guidelines. Receive and process 911 emergency calls, maintain contact with all units on assignment, maintain status and location of police, fire and medical units. Monitor and process direct emergency alarms, answer and process non-emergency calls for assistance. Enter, update and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems. Receive requests for information regarding vehicle registration, driving records and warrants, and provides pertinent data. Monitor multiple public safety radio frequencies. Operate a variety of communications equipment including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), radio consoles, telephones and other computer systems. Maintains required certifications to provide Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) and police related data entry and queries. Additional duties include monitoring dispatch equipment and systems; researching computer records, updating and maintaining computer files and databases; answering routine questions, and completing general office duties. Visit our Web site for full position information and to how to apply on-line at the National Testing Network. Open until filled. 12/16/2014

 

Operations Issues Director

The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) in Alexandria (Virg.). The incumbent will actively monitor communications industry trends to identify how ongoing communications evolution will impact 9-1-1 services and operations. To ensure broad representation of views and interests, the incumbent will develop working relationships with staff and members of other organizations that may have an impact on 9-1-1, and assist those other organizations with 9-11 related issues. Internally, the incumbent will contribute an operations-focused viewpoint to NENA programs and activities (e.g., Education Advisory Board, Government Affairs, Next Generation Partner Program, Technical Issues, Member Services, Communications, Education, Special Projects). The incumbent will have broad latitude to design and implement projects related to current, emerging, and prospective issues affecting the 9-1-1 authority and Public Safety Answering Point community within budgetary and policy constraints established by the CEO. Such projects may include oversight and guidance of ongoing work by operations-focused components of the NENA Development Group (“NDG”); participation in the Development Steering Council (“DSC”); and the conduct of operations focus groups in conjunction with developers and implementers of products that propose to interface with current and future 9-1-1 systems. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying, in coordination with the NDG, topical issues, session leaders, and work plans for the annual “National Development Conference,” and for assisting in the production of the Annual Conference and Trade Show. Additionally, the incumbent will assist NDG components with all aspects of the development and standardization processes. Download (pdf) the full job description for more information and how to apply. 12/16/2014

Regional Communications Officer

Idaho State Police (Meridian, ID), salary range: $13.27 to $24.16 hourly.

Duties:

  • Operate a multi-channel radio with multiple frequencies and related equipment to receive messages and relay information between state police and emergency personnel to accident and crime scenes
  • Obtain information about incidents and determine action to take
  • Dispatch necessary personnel using radio or telephone
  • Verify location and status of officers to insure their safety
  • Direct emergency vehicles to insure effective handling of emergency situations
  • Coordinate incidents through to completion
  • Complete and file information such as wrecker lists and radio, telephone, and teletype logs by using or operating a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system
  • Enter, access, and update information concerning individuals, vehicles, and articles through the National Crime Information Center and Idaho/National Law Enforcement Telecommunications computer systems
  • Responsible for decision making/problem solving while maintaining control in crisis emergency situations
  • Must be able to work effectively under extremely stressful situations and perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Operate a multi-channel radio with multiple frequencies and related equipment to receive messages and relay information between state police and emergency personnel to accident and crime scenes

F/T-Emergency Communications Officer I/II

James City County (Virg.), salary: $32,668 to $35,126 yearly, depending upon qualification, plus benefits. Would you like to be a crucial link in public safety? A comprehensive training program is provided to learn the necessary skills for the job. The job includes quickly and correctly determining the nature of the call, identifying the correct code, and using the Computer-Aided Dispatch system to log and dispatch emergency and non-emergency calls to the appropriate authority (Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Animal Control, Game Warden, or James City Service Authority personnel). Growth opportunities are available. Must have computer skills; Must have the ability to learn new programs quickly, maintain composure under a variety of extreme emergency situations, speak clearly and distinctly, hear and understand radio and telephone transmissions, and deal courteously and tactfully with public and other agencies. Must be able to work shifts during the day, evening, and midnights, as well as weekends, and holidays. Must possess high school diploma or equivalent, some call center and data entry experience helpful; experience as a dispatcher is a plus. An extensive background investigation is conducted. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Visit our Web site for more information and to apply on-line. Open until further notice.

 

Telecommunicator I

Independence (Mo.) Police Department, salary: $18.456 to $22.75 per hour. Operates and coordinates combined radio communications for police, fire, and animal services. Duties include operation of 9-1-1, computer-aided dispatch, NCIC/MULES/REJIS systems, cause response and emergency preparedness weather warning sirens, TDD-TTY (hearing impaired phone) and 24-hour recorder as required. Maintains all procedures manuals, directories and maps and performs related duties. Must be able to multi-task and react to high stress situations. In addition to contact with Police Department, Fire Department, and Animal Services personnel, this position requires interaction with Codes, other City departments, and Ambulance Personnel as well as citizens and visitors needing services. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Required Licenses: REJIS Certification and MULES Full Certification must be obtained within six months of hire. Must type 35 wpm; will be asked to take a typing test if selected for an interview. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. Read the full job description, and apply on-line at our Web site or by visiting the Human Resources Dept., 2nd floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050. Closing date: December 31, 2014.

Telecommunicator II

Independence (Mo.) Police Department, salary: $20.301 to $25.023 per hour. Operates and coordinates combined radio communications for police, fire and emergency medical services. Duties include operation of 9-1-1, computer-aided dispatch, warning sirens, news wire printer, TDD-TTY (hearing impaired phone), and 24-hour recorder as required. Maintains all procedures, manuals, directories, maps and performs related duties. Must be able to multi-task and react to high stress situations. Must be able to complete assignments within a reasonable length of time and with substantial independence and initiative. Assignments include but are not limited to scheduling, determining staffing levels, assessing staff readiness to perform job functions, report writing, and assisting with performance reviews. Must be able to exercise leadership skills and training abilities over assigned Telecommunicator I and trainees. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Three plus years experience as a Telecommunicator, call taker or dispatcher in a public safety answering environment or related experience as a trainer in a call center or dispatch center work setting and/or other relevant work experience. The ability to learn all systems and procedures relating to the operation and efficient performance of the City of Independence dispatch and call take system. Ability to work as a team member, successfully utilize written and oral communication techniques for functional supervision and training purposes, and be skilled in ensuring job performance standards are achieved by Telecommunicator I and Telecommunicator. Read the full job description and apply on-line at our Web site, or by visiting the Human Resources Dept., 2nd floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050. Closing date: December 31, 2014.

Emergency Communications Supervisor

Independence (Mo.) Police Department, salary: $3,384 to $6,098 per month. Supervises and directs the work of subordinate emergency police, fire, and animal control call takers and dispatchers; assigns tasks, projects or areas of responsibility. Organizes subordinates’ work load and priorities. Monitors, evaluates and provides feedback on job performance; takes corrective or disciplinary action. Coordinates training for new employees. Implements, communicates and enforces rules, policies and procedures; monitors radio and telephone communications to ensure adherence to policies and procedures. Prepares written shift reports and correspondence. Answers emergency and non-emergency voice and TDD calls from the public; determines the nature of the call; determines correct signal and/or code; assigns priority to call; simultaneously enters information into computer. Provides technical assistance to staff on handling complaints or unusual incident reports. Interacts with the public regarding comments and complaints about unit activities and staff. Assumes command in situations requiring supervisor intervention and performs related duties. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and two to four years of progressively responsible related experience in call taking and dispatching in a public safety answering point, computer aided dispatch environment. Supervisory experience in area of assignment desired. MULES and ALERT Certified or must be certified within six months or hire. Knowledge of administration of staff and activities; geography of the City of Independence; FCC regulations related to the use of radio and telecommunications equipment; MULES, NCIC and other computer systems used in emergency operations. Skilled in planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff and operating emergency communications and dispatch equipment. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; maintain composure when eliciting information from irate, upset or anxious callers. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. Read the full job description and apply on-line at our Web site, or by visiting the Human Resources Department, 2nd floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050. Closing date: December 31, 2014.

Training & Quality Assurance Coordinator

Ocala (Fla.) for Marion County Public Safety Communications, salary: $45,884 to $73,049. This position oversees the Dispatch Training Program and Quality Assurance Program in a Dual Accredited Center of Excellence (EMD & EFD). Responsible for the development of CDE’s, track certifications and recertifications. Organize and conduct the 240-hour 911 Public Safety Telecommunicators Academy for all new trainees. To view the complete job description, please visit the our Web site.  To apply: Applicants must complete the on-line application on our Web site. Application deadline: December 12, 2014.

Telecommunicator/Dispatcher

City of Katy (Tex.), salary: $32,736 to $35,736 based on experience. We are accepting applications for a full-time Telecommunicator / Dispatcher. This position is the first point of contact to the public, emergency services or law enforcement personnel and requires an ability to maintain effective and efficient communications by means of person, phone, radio and computers. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED; computer literate, emergency dispatch experience preferred, but not required; availability to work various day and night time shifts, including weekends, holidays and mandatory overtime (24 hour operation). He/She must possess critical thinking skills, excellent listening skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks in an emergency situation. The applicant must be able to pass a criminal history background check, physical, and drug testing and able to work day, evening, or night shift and weekends. Candidates will not be considered without a completed application and resume with salary history. Applications are located on the City of Katy Web site. Submit applications to City of Katy, 910 Avenue C, Katy, Texas 77493 or fax to( 281) 391-4742. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The City of Katy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Public Safety Communicator I

Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications , salary: $37,494 to $61,073. The Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC), also known as Fairfax County 9-1-1, is a nationally recognized public safety communications center, the largest in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the ten largest in the United States. DPSC receives approximately one million calls per year requesting public safety service and dispatches units from the Fairfax County Police Department, Fire and Rescue Department and Sheriff’s Office. DPSC seeks motivated, committed applicants exhibiting a high level of personal integrity to fill the mission critical position of Public Safety Communicator I. The PSC is the first point of contact the public has in reporting emergencies in Fairfax County. PSCs answer 9-1-1 calls, other calls and dispatch units from the police department, fire and rescue department and sheriff’s office. PSCs make critical, time sensitive and life safety decisions and provide clear direction and advice; including pre-arrival medical instruction to callers reporting medical emergencies. PSCs use a wide variety of high technology systems including 9-1-1 telephone, GIS mapping and aerial photography, computer aided dispatch (CAD), multi-channel radio systems, law enforcement data systems, etc. PSCs gather, classify and supplement pertinent information obtained from the caller and maintain control of the conversation. PSCs also dispatch, manage, deploy and communicate with police, fire and rescue and sheriff units in all emergencies. PSCs adhere to established policies and procedures, work under the direction of a Public Safety Communications Supervisor (COS) and Public Safety Communications Operations Manager (COM) and make critical independent decisions within protocols. A probationary period of one year will follow the satisfactory completion of the prescribed training program and demonstrated proficiency as a call taker. PSC I’s are provided training to acquire the knowledge, skill and ability to advance to PSC II; Police, Fire and Rescue dispatcher or Teletype operator. Visit our Web site for the full job description. To Apply: Visit out Web site to apply online at by 5 p.m. on November 28, 2014. EEO/AA/TTY.

Communications Dispatcher

The Delaware County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office, salary: begins at $19.53 per hour. We are currently accepting test scores for Communication Dispatchers. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is a professional organization made up of 4 divisions. Law Enforcement, Corrections, Dispatch, and Administration. The office provides service to the citizens of Delaware County. Delaware County is one of the fastest growing counties in Ohio. Job Requirements: must be at least 18 years-old, high school grad/GED, have a valid Ohio state driver’s license, ability to Read/Speak English, college degree not required but are a plus. To Apply: Candidate must fill out the County application on our Web page. Candidates must sign up for pre-employment testing at the National Testing Network Web site. Click on FIND JOBS and then EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS JOBS. Select our department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at (866) 563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook. All testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by December 12, 2014. For any questions, please call National Testing Network at (866) 563-3882. Please do not Call the Sheriff’s Office directly.

Emergency Telecommunications Dispatcher

City Of Westfield (Mass.) Public Safety Communications Center, salary; $16.56 per hour with excellent benefits. The City of Westfield is accepting qualified applications for Emergency Telecommunications Dispatcher. Position’s main responsibility is as Dispatcher and call taker of emergency and non-emergency incidents; administrative and technical work in receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information; keeping official records; assisting in the administration of the standard operating procedures of the Communications Center providing 24 hour, seven day a week, service for Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services; and performing data entry and other Public Safety administrative duties. Position requires a high ability to work independently and on own initiative with professional and reasonable judgment in making decisions, within authority. High school graduate or GED equivalent required plus broad specialized training involving the use of semi-complex procedures requiring special knowledge or ability or some training generally applicable to public safety dispatch work; six months related experience and working knowledge of computers and general office practices such as typing, filing, accounting/bookkeeping required; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid Massachusetts Driver License. Must submit to, and successfully pass, a Massachusetts Board of Probation and an Interstate Inquiry Index record check; must comply with the minimal qualification guidelines established by the Criminal History Systems Board. Required certifications are: First Responder/CPR, LEAPS/NCIC, Emergency Medical Dispatch, Enhanced 911, and APCO Basic Telecommunication. Visit our Web site for applications and full job description. Applications with resume and cover letter are to be returned to the Personnel Dept, 59 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085 by 4 p.m., November 30, 2014. The City of Westfield is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. (M/F/H).

Public Safety Communications Manager

City of Oceanside (S. Calif.), salary: $3,061 to $3,908 biweekley. The Public Safety Communications Manager assumes full management responsibility for all dispatching services and activities; recommends and administers policies and procedures; manages the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area; establishes, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources accordingly; plans, directs and coordinates, through subordinate level staff, the work plan for dispatching operations; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems; assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes; analyzes, develops and implements communication and technical services policies and procedures pertaining to emergency response services, and community-based policing services; recruits, selects, trains, motivates and evaluates division personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; conducts internal investigations; implements discipline and termination procedures; oversees and participates in the development and administration of the division budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary; explains, justifies and defends division programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of communications, technical services management; responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; and performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Visit our Web site for full information and to apply on-line. Open continuously.

Dispatcher

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff (Northern California) is recruiting men and women for a challenging career in the Sheriff’s public safety communications center. No prior experience is required. Individuals hired will receive intensive training during the initial 12-month probationary period and are expected to qualify for advancement to the class of Sheriff’s Dispatcher II within one year of employment. This is a non-sworn, uniformed position. Dispatchers receive a yearly uniform allowance and may qualify for a bilingual differential upon passing a language proficiency evaluation. Sheriff’s Dispatchers are assigned to the Communications center located in Martinez, near I-680 and SR-4. The facility operates on a 7-day, 24-hour schedule. Sheriff Dispatchers are responsible for receiving incoming emergency and non-emergency police, fire, emergency ambulance service calls; determining response, prioritizing and dispatching units in accordance to established Sheriff policies and procedures; entering and retrieving information from computerized data systems; managing radio communication for multiple (anywhere from 15 to 50) patrol units operating in the field at any given time and provide ancillary dispatch services and call-out support to over three dozen municipal agencies and districts, including the Office of Emergency Services, Emergency Medical Services Agency and Animal Services Department. Weekend, holiday and overtime work is required. All overtime is compensated at 1-1/2 times regular hourly rate. Specialized assignments include Communications Training Officer, Communications Training Instructor, Special Events Dispatcher, and Tactical Dispatcher. The Communications Center features modern computer-aided dispatch, radio and telecommunications equipment as well as ergonomically-adjustable work stations and individual task lighting. Background noise varies depending on the call and radio workload. Work involves prolonged periods of sitting and wearing a headset. Typically work stress and pressure is generated by the need to appropriately and quickly handle emergency and routine events, often simultaneously. Desirable qualities for Sheriff’s Dispatch candidates include the ability to read, comprehend and retain information, ability to remain calm in stressful situations, adaptability, ability to act promptly and decisively, ability to make practical, logical decisions, be able to communicate clearly, accurately record and relay information, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, understand and carry out verbal and written instructions, maintain a professional demeanor even under stressful conditions, and maintain a cooperative working relationship with peers and supervisors. Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at our Web site.

Communications Dispatcher – Lateral

City of Santa Rosa (N. Calif.), salary: $61,347 to $74,542 annually. A minimum of one year of full-time work as a 9-1-1 public safety law enforcement dispatcher with a law enforcement agency performing the full range of call-taking and radio dispatching duties within the last five years. The most qualified applicants will have a minimum of two years of full-time work as a 9-1-1 public safety law enforcement dispatcher within the last three years; possess a California P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate; and have successfully completed a probationary period of at least 12 months duration in a public safety dispatcher position. Visit our Web site for full information and to apply on-line.

Communications Dispatcher Trainee

City of Santa Rosa (N. Calif.), salary: $43,758 to $54,309 annually. We are looking for enthusiastic and responsible applicants for the entry level position of Communications Dispatcher Trainee. We offer paid classroom and on-the-job training and an opportunity to provide a vital service to the Santa Rosa community. Communications Dispatchers receive emergency and routine calls for police emergency assistance; accurately evaluate and process routine and life-threatening emergency radio and telephone communications. Our Emergency Communications Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by a team of 22 dispatchers working 10-hour shifts, handling approximately 250,000 calls for service yearly. Visit our Web site for full information and to apply on-line. Closing date: This recruitment will close after the receipt of the first 300 applications and/or on November 7, 2014, whichever first occurs.

Emergency Sevices Dispatchers

The Town of Vail (Colo.) , salary range: $21.70 – dependng upon qualifications. We are now accepting applications for future openings as an Emergency Services Dispatchers to join the Communications Department. Our state of the art communication facility is located in Vail, and dispatches emergency service calls 24-hours per day – 365 days a year, for 13 public safety agencies in Eagle County. This role ensures community safety through effective communications duties via phone and radio systems to support county-wide Police, Fire, and EMS agencies. Dispatch duties include, but are not limited to: receiving and analyzing 911 calls as well as non-emergent and TTY phone calls for Police, Fire, and EMS service; Performing Emergency Medical Dispatch when appropriate; Operating and utilizing the Computer Aided Dispatch Computer System (CAD) throughout all calls for service; Distributing calls for service via the 800 MHz radio system; Receiving and monitoring alarms throughout Eagle County; Performing various requests on the CCIC/NCIC system including warrant entries; Updating the media broadcast information on road conditions; Initiating the Emergency Alert System when needed; Training new dispatchers and being responsible for individual projects. Visit our Web site for complete position information and to apply on-line. 10/14/2014

Police Communications Shift Supervisor

City of Glendale (S. Calif.), salary: $4,129 to $6,336 per month. Under general direction acts as a lead worker and supervises assigned shift of personnel responsible for receiving requests for Police service and dispatching appropriate personnel. This position requires three years of full-time employment in a public safety emergency communications facility utilizing a computer-aided dispatch system (CAD) and completion of a California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Basic Dispatcher Course or a POST recognized equivalent level of training. Application deadline is October 10, 2014. For more information or to apply, visit our Web site.

NG9-1-1 Trainer

Winbourne Consulting for the State of Massachusetts, compensation: $35.00 hourly. We have 10 openings for Next Generation 9-1-1 trainers starting on September 1, 2014. Responsible for providing Training Instructor Services related to NG 9-1-1 Equipment Operations, Conversion and Administrations or other future training instructor classroom services that may be developed or offered with up to 15 students at various locations across the State, including days, evenings and nights. The person in this role will be responsible for: Providing all instructional and training services as may be required; Processing all documents associated with courses; Monitoring and tracking training material and maintaining inventory of materials at each training facility: the upkeep of each training facility associated with the Department. Winbourne Consulting provides extensive experience in the breadth of issues vital to 9-1-1 centers, including those related to the facility, operations, technology and human resources. Download (pdf) the full job descriptionTo apply, send a resumé in Word format to David Derbonne, Training Coordinator, Winbourne Consulting, LLC, with cover letter addressing previous training history. Email: DDerbonne@w-llc.com.

Emergency Dispatcher / Center Site Lead / Lead Alarm Technician

Gonzales Consulting Services, Inc. for locations in Dulles (Virg.) and Fort Worth (Tex.). Gonzales Consulting Services, Inc. (GCS) is a dynamic and progressive company that is on the leading edge of technology. We provide quality information systems, financial, and management services to a broad range of organizations. Our clients include small businesses and all levels of government, including those that have public safety and security functions. We seek competent, well-trained individuals who focus on achieving customer satisfaction. Customer service, integrity, and competence are the words by which we live. Download (pdf) the current job descriptions or visit our Web site for application and contact information. 9/17/2014

Dispatcher I

New Mexico Department of Public Safety – Dispatcher I Non-Certified – salary $19,261 to $33,480 Annually. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is recruiting for Non-Certified Dispatcher I candidates who will receive on-the-job training to become fully certified police dispatchers. These positions are located statewide to support the various New Mexico State Police and Motor Transportation Police Districts, with current openings in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola and Gallup. Trained and certified Dispatchers’ responsibilities are to operate a complex multichannel radio console, computerized telephone and teletype equipment that provides communication to local law enforcement agencies, to answer and assist emergency and non-emergency calls, and direct those calls to appropriate law enforcement personnel. Visit the New Mexico State Personnel Office Web site to submit an online application. Closing dates vary by duty station and include September 24, 2014 and October 10, 2014.

Dispatcher II

New Mexico Department of Public Safety – Dispatcher II – Certified – salary $23,524 to $40,913 Annually. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is recruiting Certified Dispatcher II candidates. These positions are located statewide to support the various New Mexico State Police District and Motor Transportation Police Districts with current openings in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola and Gallup. This position is responsible for operating a complex multichannel radio console, computerized telephone and teletype equipment that provides communication to local law enforcement agencies, for answering and assisting emergency and non-emergency calls and directing those calls to appropriate law enforcement personnel. Hired dispatchers will be paid relative to their total years of experience as a CERTIFIED dispatcher. Visit the New Mexico State Personnel Office Web site to submit an online application. Closing dates vary by duty station and include September 24, 2014 and October 10, 2014.

911 Call Taker

Intrado Inc. part-time and full-time. We are the nation’s leading provider of 9-1-1 infrastructure systems and services. Founded in 1979, Intrado’s wide range of offerings include 9-1-1 data management, location determination services, 9-1-1 call handling solutions, and Next Generation 9-1-1 capabilities for telecommunications providers and public safety agencies across the country. The company’s unparalleled industry knowledge in data management of critical information, deployment and support of highly reliable networks and systems, and deep understanding of public and personal safety emergency communications needs make working at Intrado more than just a job. Working at Intrado is “work worth doing!”

Responsible for receiving calls in the 24-hour/7-day-per-week Emergency Call Relay Center (ECRC) from citizens for emergency and non-emergency issues in adherence to departmental policies and procedures; obtain information from callers and determine type of action to achieve successful problem resolution; record citizen information into the computer database ensuring 100% accuracy; employ complex Graphical Information Systems (GIS) ensuring calls for service are relayed to the appropriate governmental jurisdiction; establish a good working relationship with team members and department contacts in order to maintain and continuously strive to improve the level of overall service being provided; assist with performing quality reviews of services provided and department interactions by escalating work flow and communication issues to supervisor to help identify trends indicating the need to revise existing methods and procedures.

Education

  • High school diploma required. Associate’s degree in communications, business, or similar field preferred. Equivalent work experience in a similar position may be substituted for educational requirements

Experience

  • One year experience in emergency services dispatching in a 9-1-1 center or similar environment required
  • 24/7 on call experience preferred

Other

  • Basic knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required * May be required to work varying shifts
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (skill may or may not be required dependent upon position that is open)

Read the full job description and apply on-line at our Web site.

Police 9-1-1 Dispatcher

City of Ripon (N. Calif.). full-time: $21.56 to $26.21 hourly, part-time: $20.73 hourly. We are is accepting applications for full-time and part-time Police Dispatchers. Part-time positions will be scheduled to work 25-30 hrs/wk. Responsibilities include receive, monitor and transmit verbal communications via telephone and radio with officers as well the general public. Applicants must submit an application with a resume, current typing certificate with a minimum of 45 WPM. On-line typing certificates will not be accepted. The Ripon Police Department Communications division provides dispatch services for both the Ripon and Escalon communities. Trainees will be required to work dayshift, swing shift and graveyard rotations on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. For a complete description of the job title or to download an application, please visit our Web site. Applications will be accepted on a continual basis until positions are filled. Applications can be mailed to, or turned in to the Ripon Police Department located at 259 N Wilma Ave, Ripon, CA 95366.

Public Safety Dispatcher

City of Long Beach (S. Calif.), salary: $3,723.00 to $6,343.00 monthly. Long Beach is a dynamic city covering over 52.3 square miles and featuring 8 miles of shoreline, beaches and scenic marinas. It is the 5th largest city in California and the 32nd largest city in the United States. Long Beach is also the most diverse community with a population of over 487,000 and offers its residents and visitors entertainment, shopping, fine dining, golf courses, cruise lines, historical and cultural districts and tourist attractions like the Aquarium of the Pacific, Farmer’s Market, Toyota Grand Prix, Long Beach Museum of Art, Queen Mary, and the Pike at Rainbow Harbor. Long Beach Unified School District received the Broad Prize for the Best Urban School District. Long Beach is a city where you can live, work and play. Examples of Duties: Under general supervision, receives and dispatches emergency (911) calls for police or fire and emergency medical service; enters data into personal computer while questioning callers for information; determines nature, validity and disposition of calls; may provide post dispatch medical instructions; utilizes computer generated messages and priorities to dispatch field units to emergency situations; operates a variety of communications equipment including radio transmitters, accessories and telephones; performs call reception and dispatch activities utilizing computer-assisted dispatch system; answers or refers inquiries and complaints regarding a wide variety of public safety and related matters; accesses, retrieves, and transmits vehicular or personal information to field units; relays relevant situational information to non-city enforcement or public safety agencies; may provide training for dispatchers and participate in evaluation of their performance; may act in a variety of dispatch supervisory positions; performs other related duties as required. For more information, visit the city’s Web site and download (pdf) the PSD information packet.To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to the National Testing Network Web site, click on FIND JOBS, and then EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS JOBS. Select our department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at (866) 563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

Public Safety Answering Point Manager

City of Laramie (Wyo.), salary Range: $53,235 to $71,880 annually. The City of Laramie is accepting applications for a Public Safety Answering Point Manager. Under direct supervision of the Chief of Police, this position is responsible for the overall management of the Laramie Albany County Records and Communications (LARC) Division of the Laramie Police Department. Supervision includes both the Dispatch and Records Units of the Police Department. The PSAP Manager holds a civilian equivalency to the sworn rank of Commander with the Police Department. Application Deadline: Open until filled. Download (pdf) the full job description, and visit our Web site to obtain an application, or pick up at the Laramie Workforce Center located on 3817 Beech Street, Suite 100. 9/5/2014

Public Safety Dispatcher

City of Wylie (Tex.), starting rate: $18.21 per hour. We are accepting applications for Dispatcher. If you meet the qualifications for this position and would like to be considered for employment, please submit your application to the Human Resources Department. The City of Wylie (pop, 44,000) is seeking a Dispatcher. Located 24 miles outside of Dallas (Tex.) between the cities of Plano and Rockwall, we strive to be an employer of choice with outstanding benefits and a professional working environment. General job duties include: Receives requests for police, fire and emergency medical services; dispatches public safety units; operates various telecommunications equipment; prepares reports; maintains files. This employee must be available to work any shift, holidays and weekends as needed for scheduling purposes. Wylie Public Safety Communications utilizes Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) for call processing and dispatching, and the Priority Dispatch Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) protocols to process EMS calls for service. Download (pdf) the full job description. Open until filled. To Apply: Visit our Web site to print an application. Mail or hand deliver your application, resumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, City of Wylie, 300 Country Club Road, Wylie TX 75098. Email applications to: jobs@wylietexas.gov. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call (972) 516-6040.  9/4/2014

Police, Fire, EMS Dispatcher/ 911 Call Taker

City of Allen (Tex.), salary: $17.44 to $21.37 hourly. The Communications Division is one of the most vital services for both our Police and Fire departments and also serves as the critical link between the citizens in need and responding personnel. Our Dispatchers receive and dispatch requests for Police, Fire, EMS and Animal Control emergency and non-emergency services and also provide Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) services. Open continuously. Download (pdf) the full job description and visit our Web site to apply on-line. 9/3/2014

Senior Public Safety Dispatcher

San Jose Fire Department (Calif.), salary range is $78,561 to $95,596. We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Public Safety Dispatcher. This is a shift supervisor classification requiring a minimum of 3 years of Public Safety Dispatch experience. Senior PSDs responsibilities include: general shift supervision, monitoring and maintaining citywide resource coverage, acting as a point-of-contact and resource for chief officers on matters related to communications and incident response, and performing all duties of the Public Safety Radio Dispatcher position (calltaking and dispatching) as needed. There are currently three openings, and the position is open until filled. The first review of applications will occur on September 5, 2014. A job flyer and further information about the position can be found at our Web site. To apply and view the full job description (which includes minimum qualifications, competencies, and job duties), visit the San Jose city Web site.

Communications Officer

Chamblee (Geo.) Police Department, starting salary $33,405 annually. Are you interested in a rewarding career in law enforcement? We invite you to check out the Chamblee Police Department. We are currently looking to hire several Communications Officers. Duties may include the following:

  • Receives and dispatches information to/from officers on the street.
  • Answers 911 calls; handles appropriately
  • Maintains and supports security of prisoners and jail area.
  • Enters and maintains a variety of records and files through National database.
  • Attends training courses as mandated by State law and department policy.
  • Provides general information to the public on a variety of issues.
  • Assists officer in the jail area with booking and searching prisoners.
  • Completes accurate forms regarding prisoners such as fingerprint cards.
  • Assists officers with various administrative duties and investigations.
  • Accepts payments; processes bond receipts; issues receipts.
  • Locates and secure assistance from metropolitan organizations such as DFACS, shelters, etc.
  • Cooperates with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and officers when needed.
  • Provides basic medication to prisoners as well as provides basic first aid.
  • Answers non-emergency calls.
  • Contacts the business owners as needed.

Download (pdf) the full job description and visit our Web site for an application. 8/27/2014

Dispatcher

ProTransport-1 (Cotati, N. Calif.). We are the premier provider of comprehensive medical transport services in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and Sacramento. With a customer-friendly vision and cutting-edge technological solutions, it is one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America,” according to the INC. Magazine’s 2011 Top 500/5000 list. Founded on the principles of “Professional, Courteous, On Time” mobile care, ProTransport-1 has the best interests of customers in mind every time. Specializing in interfacility transportation, ProTransport-1 offers timely and satisfying medical transports that cater to the unique needs of each patient. From an internationally recognized, ACE accredited ComCenter to award-winning caregivers and fully-integrated vehicles, ProTransport-1 operates at an elite level throughout the entirety of the transport process. Our array of transport services are easy to schedule via phone, fax or TripViewer® software, while our dedicated dispatch and concierge teams offer unrivaled support to patients as well as facilities. We are actively seeking to bring on experienced Dispatchers with positive, can do attitudes to join our call center. Are you reliable? Are you a team player who enjoys working with others? Do you enjoy a challenge? If you answered yes to these three questions, please continue reading! Under the general supervision of the Communications Manager, and/or ComCenter Lead, the Dispatcher is responsible for evaluating and triaging all transport requests and deploying the most appropriate resource(s). The Dispatcher will also assist with management of incoming call volume as necessary. The Dispatcher must demonstrate the highest level of customer service while coordinating each request. Download (pdf) the full job description and visit our Web site to apply on-line. 8/25/2014

Customer Service Representative

ProTransport-1 (Cotati, N. Calif.). We are the premier provider of comprehensive medical transport services in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and Sacramento. With a customer-friendly vision and cutting-edge technological solutions, it is one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America,” according to the INC. Magazine’s 2011 Top 500/5000 list. Founded on the principles of “Professional, Courteous, On Time” mobile care, ProTransport-1 has the best interests of customers in mind every time. Specializing in interfacility transportation, ProTransport-1 offers timely and satisfying medical transports that cater to the unique needs of each patient. From an internationally recognized, ACE accredited ComCenter to award-winning caregivers and fully-integrated vehicles, ProTransport-1 operates at an elite level throughout the entirety of the transport process. Our array of transport services are easy to schedule via phone, fax or TripViewer® software, while our dedicated dispatch and concierge teams offer unrivaled support to patients as well as facilities. We are actively seeking to bring on experienced Customer Service Representatives with positive, can do attitudes to join our call center. Are you reliable? Are you a team player who enjoys working with others? Do you enjoy a challenge? If you answered yes to these three questions, please continue reading! Under general supervision of the Communications Manager, and/or ComCenter Lead, the CSR is responsible for answering and triaging all undirected calls coming into the Communications Center and directing them to the most appropriate resource. This person is the “face of the company” and must provide each caller with the highest level of customer service possible. Download (pdf) the full job description and visit our Web site to apply on-line. 8/25/2014

Command Center Service Specialist

North Texas Tollway Authority (Plano, Tex), salary range: $16.41 to $20.82 per hour. Under supervision, provides communication and support services to police, courtesy patrol, wrecker, NTTA employees and contractors, and other first responders to incidents/emergencies; sometimes during stressful situations. Receives and processes 9-1-1 emergency calls, and non-emergency calls. Inputs and accesses sensitive information using automated law enforcement systems. Coordinates incident response by receiving and transmitting radio, push-to-talk, and telephone calls. Types letters, forms and reports on computer keyboards using Microsoft Office, Computer Aided Dispatch, and other applications. Uses good judgment when making decisions in emergency and routine situations. Monitors and operates alarm/alert panel and notifies responsible parties in a timely manner. Conducts inquiries on individuals using the automated wants and warrants system; maintains confidentiality of information. Establishes and maintains good rapport with coworkers, police, customers, supervisors, and others. Work is performed in shifts which may include weekends and holidays, 24/7. Performs routine clerical work and other duties as required. Additional duties include assisting with tours, reporting equipment malfunctions, and assisting other employees. Download (pdf) the full job description and visit our Web site to apply on-line.

Public Safety Dispatcher IV

State of Nevada, Department of Public Safety, annual salary: $41,906.16 to $61,950.96. Public Safety Dispatchers perform technical communications work in the operation of a district, central, or statewide communications center including but not limited to: providing assistance to law enforcement units in both routine and emergency situations; dispatching enforcement units and other emergency mobile units from a computerized dispatch center; researching various criminal justice records systems and transmitting the required information; placing telephone calls for officials and registered vehicle owners at accident scenes; providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested; maintaining a variety of logs and records; and preparing statistical summaries on center activities.Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action. Nevada Classified employees are required to take 48 hours of unpaid furlough time per fiscal year (part-time prorated) through June 30, 2015. Mandatory Special Requirements: A typing certificate (issued within the last 6 months) must accompany your application and must verify your NET typing speed of at least 45 words per minute. No online typing tests will be accepted. This typing certificate may be attained through any Job Connect office, Manpower or other staffing agencies (Must have Company name, phone number and signature). This recruitment may close at any time depending up the number of applications received. Visit our Web site for the complete job description and to apply on-line. 8/7/2014

Police Dispatcher

California State University, Long Beach, salary range: $3,096.00 to $4,645.00 per month. Starting salary may be set as high as $3,500.00 per month based on experience. This Dispatcher serves as the first point of contact for the public when calling or entering the campus law enforcement headquarters. The incumbent will receive and disseminate information to the public, law enforcement/security personnel, act as the net controller for the campus’ radio frequencies and provide data entry and retrieval for the Department’s various automated systems. Download (pdf) the full job description and visit our Web site (Staff & Management, Apply Here, New & Returning Applicants) to apply on-line. 8/1/2014

Support Services Coordinator

City of Amarillo (Tex.), starting pay: $17.50 hourly ($36,400/year), with excellent benefits. We are accepting applications for Support Services Coordinator with the Amarillo Emergency Communications Center (AECC). This position is responsible for creating, implementing, administering and overall coordination of the hiring selection, new hire training, continuing education, and quality assurance programs for AECC. This person will be responsible for making decisions with management oversight about the organization, requirements, and policies and procedures regarding the hiring, training, and QA programs. This person will be accountable for the outcomes of the training, quality assurance, continuing education, and hiring selection process. Some examples of responsibilities include supervising CTO’s and classroom instructors, overseeing new trainees, administering the quality assurance program, developing and presenting continuing education, tracking and reporting training hours, administering the selection process for hiring new employees, and making budget recommendations reference these responsibilities. Qualifications for education include a minimum requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent though preference will be given to those who possess at least a two-year degree from an accredited college in education, management, public safety or other related area. Qualifications regarding experience include a minimum of 3 years of experience in a public safety dispatching environment with progressive increase in responsibility and 2 of those years as a communications training officer or instructor. Experience in various aspects of law enforcement, fire or EMS or post high school education in a related field can partially replace years of experience in public safety dispatch. Please contact Judith Weshinskey-Price at Judith.price@amarillo.gov regarding additional information including how to apply. Applications will be accepted at least through August 15, 2014.

Campus Dispatcher

Metropolitan Community College (Kansas City, Mo.). Full-time staff position responsible for performing general duties related to the operation of a communications center to include; incoming communication for emergency and non-emergency assistance; dispatching necessary units using a Computer Aided Dispatch system( CAD); operating Integrated Security System (CCURE); using Regional Justice Information Services (REJIS) computer systems ; using DVTEL system for voice over IP communications with all locations; sending emergency text, e-mail and Internet messages; answering phones and providing customer service and perform related work as required. Job Requirements: High school diploma/GED; one year full-time, directly-related work experience. You must attach a completed copy of the Application Addendum in order to receive any consideration. Visit this Web site to apply on-line.  EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Police Communications Specialist

The University of South Florida Police Department (Tampa, Fla.), hiring salary: $30,043.67. We have has two full-time openings for the position of Police Communications Specialist. This non-sworn law enforcement position is responsible for operating the emergency communications center on a 24-hour basis. The University Police Department communications center serves as a university-wide emergency network center to include fire/intrusion alarms, Hillsborough County’s enhanced 9-1-1. system and an Emergency Notification and Blue Light Emergency phone system. The Police Communication Specialist is also responsible for operating and monitoring numerous radio frequencies, making inquiries and entries into computer systems, as well as disseminating information to the proper authority. Interested applicants must have a flexible schedule and must also be able to multi-task. Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Proficiency in typing and State certification on the NCIC/FCIC computer system may be required. Preferred Qualifications: Three or more years with experience working as a Public Safety Telecommunicator for a law enforcement or emergency operation; state certification on NCIC/FCIC computer system. Special Skills/Licenses/Training Certifications: Possession of a current certification as a State of Florida 9.-1-1. Public Safety Telecommunicator preferred. The USF Police Department is a fully accredited law enforcement agency charged with protecting nearly 48,000 students plus an additional 16,000 faculty and staff members who live on or visit the campus daily. The University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay area and offers a first class benefit package which includes medical, dental, life insurance plans, retirement plan options, generous tuition program and substantial leave programs. To learn more, please visit our Web site. use position number “4573” when searching the current open positions. 7/29/2014

Police Public Safety Communications Manager

City of Maricopa (Ariz.), salary: $76,811 to $84,077.

The Maricopa Police Department is a 24/7 operation, with over 55 full time employees of which the majority are sworn peace officers. The department averages approximately 16,000 calls for service per year and is divided into four major divisions with the Patrol division being the largest. This division includes the Traffic Unit, Street Crimes Unit, Criminal Investigations, K-9 and Patrol. Maricopa Police Department provides the opportunity for community members to volunteer their time and talents to assist in police and law enforcement functions. Mission: The mission of the Maricopa Police Department is to be a leader in providing Professional, Progressive and Proactive law enforcement services to a culturally rich community. We shall continuously strive to foster a safer environment by maintaining a high state of readiness, cultivating community partnerships and creating innovative community programs. We shall strive to accomplish these objectives without prejudice, with the highest of integrity and with the support of the citizens we serve. The ideal candidate will have the ability to:

  • Communicates with the general public, subordinates, other City employees, management, vendors, outside agency personnel, and other emergency service providers in order to ensure proper emergency services to the public and compliance with communications procedures/regulations;
  • Instructs and/or trains others in a classroom setting or on-the-job training regarding operating procedures and on the various systems within the Communications Center;
  • Serves as PSAP Manager which entails coordinating with appropriate agencies to obtain budgetary funds for equipment and coordinating policy;
  • Oversees Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) related to CAD and Communications systems; Knowledge of:
  • Research methods and techniques; methods of reports preparation and presentation
  • Principles of customer service and public relations in governmental settings
  • Operation of personal computer including job-related software applications
  • Principles, methods and practices of municipal operations Skills required:
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Resource management
  • Managing change
  • Decisiveness

Download (pdf) the full job description for position requirements and visit our Web site to apply. Open until filled, with first review August 14, 2014

Public Safety Telecommunicator

Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon (Medford, Ore.) has full-time openings for the position of Public Safety Telecommunicator. Our consolidated 9-1-1 call center provides call-taking and dispatching services to multiple fire departments and law enforcement agencies throughout Jackson County, Oregon, handling over 400,000 calls (emergent and non-emergent) per year. No previous experience is necessary; successful candidates will be given training in all 9-1-1 communication disciplines including Emergency Medical Dispatcher certification. The ideal candidate will possess swift and accurate data entry skill, keen listening and reading comprehension, plus the ability to multi-task in stressful conditions, as the position often processes phone calls, responds to radio traffic and updates the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system simultaneously. The work week is 4 days on, 3 days off in 10-hour shifts, which may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. Wages and Benefits: Beginning salary is $3,228.00 per month, with an increase after being released from training and contractual step increases thereafter. Medical/Vision benefits are included after one month and Dental after four months. ECSO contributes 10% of the employee’s monthly salary to a Deferred Compensation account and 1.2% to an HRA VEBA account. Minimum Qualifications to Apply: High school diploma or equivalent; minimum 18 years of age; no felony convictions on record. Conditional offers of employment will require the employee to pass a background investigation, physical examination, drug screen and vision/hearing test. To Apply: Visit our Web site and submit an application. To qualify for an interview, applicants must pass a CritiCall® skills test administered at ECSO. The next testing period is August 19 – August 27. This job posting may close without notice if all available testing appointments are filled.

Director

The 911/Joint Communications Department of the County of Boone (Columbia, Mo.) is entering into an exciting period. The department is transitioning from city government to county government and is designing and constructing a state of the art facility that will be operational in 2016. The newly created 911/Joint Communications Department needs a Director and Boone County is recruiting to find a good fit for that position. Some of the responsibilities in the position include the following: Directs operations of the county-wide enhanced 911 & emergency dispatch system for police, fire and emergency medical services; Ensures the department has an overall strategic plan. Serves as the principal adviser to the County Commission on matters related to the 911 communication system; Acts as a liaison between the county, the community, and various organizations on issues pertaining to 911 functions; Reviews bid packages and recommends awards; Prepares annual personnel, operations, and capital improvement budgets, and required annual reports; Maintains compliance with State laws and regulations regarding emergency services, health, and safety issues. Columbia, Missouri is located half-way between St. Louis and Kansas City and is home to the state’s flagship university, the University of Missouri, along with 6 other colleges and universities. Columbia has 50 miles of trails, 78 parks, and 3,000 acres of park land. Columbia’s entertainment options include 4 golf courses, 6 art galleries, 3 museums, numerous live music venues, and a vibrant downtown district which hosts festivals throughout the year including the True/False Film Festival and the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. Apply online at our Web site or call (573) 886-4128 if you have questions. Please call in advance if you require special accommodations in order to apply. 7/22/2014

Dispatcher / Full & Part-Time

Cannon County 911 Dispatch (Woodbury, Tenn.), starting pay : $11.00 per hour. Our agency is actively recruiting one full-time Dispatcher position and one part-time Dispatcher position. This position requires working in a fast paced telecommunication center, answering both business and emergency calls as well as dispatching appropriate police, EMS, fire or other emergency response personnel. The Dispatcher is responsible for entering calls into the Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD); managing and routing 9-1-1 and police telephone calls, and prioritizing dispatched calls for service to ensure the safety of all field personnel. The Dispatcher is also responsible for operating and monitoring numerous radio frequencies, making inquiries and entries into computer systems, as well as disseminating information to the proper authority. Interested applicants must have a flexible schedule and must also be able to multi-task. Training will be provided to the successful candidates to become NCIC TIES Basic, CPR and EMD certified. Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of 18 year of age; high school diploma or GED; computer skills using Windows-based programs and data entry; prior experience in customer service is a plus; and the availability to work a variety of shifts as assigned, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. To apply: Contact our center at (615) 563-9751 or email at cannonco911@dtccom.net. 7/18/2014

Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Martin County Fire Rescue (Stuart, Fla.), hiring range: $29,166 to $38,051 annually, with a max salary of $46,935. We are looking for Emergency Medical Dispatchers whose responsibilities include specialized work in communications screening, prioritizing and dispatching 911 calls. Uses Emergency Medical Dispatch/Emergency Fire Dispatch procedures to determine priority of calls and give emergency instructions over the telephone for pre-arrival medical treatment and fire safety. For more details and an application, please visit our Web site and click on Jobs at the top of the page. Open until filled.

Emergency Communications Director

Lyon County (Kan.), salary range: $43,160 to $63,377. We are establishing an Emergency Communications Center which will answer all 911 calls and non-emergency public safety calls for Lyon County. The Center will handle calls for Emporia Fire, Police, Emporia / Lyon County EMS, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Emergency Management, and all seven Lyon County Volunteer Fire Departments. The director will have a staff of twenty personnel and be intricately involved in development of policy and procedure with the 911 Governing Board. Job Summary: Under the direction of the 911 Governing Board, this is an exempt position that performs administrative and supervisory work directing the staff within the Lyon County Communications Center. The Director is responsible for knowing and observing all laws, state and federal as well as understanding the county manual and resolutions which are directed toward fulfilling the responsibilities and duties of this position. This employee supervises personnel assigned to the Communications Center, prepares and presents budgets for approval by the 911 Board and the County Commission. Maintains open communication with the staff in the Communications Center, with the Commission and affiliated departments and agencies, but most importantly with the public. Knowledge of the functions of the Communications Center, strong skills in supervision, communication and organization are required for this position. Qualifications: Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license. Five years of emergency dispatching experience is required. At least two years of Supervisory and or Management experience is preferred. Education: High school diploma or GED. Associate degree in business management, governmental administration and/or personnel management preferred. Continuing education required. Equivalent experience and training may be substituted. Must be certified on NCIC/Open Fox within six months of employment and recertified every two years. Have knowledge of Enhanced 911 software with continual training as updates are provided. Be trained in TDD/TTY within 2 weeks of employment (American’s with disabilities requirement) and EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) within six months of employment. Become certified in K.C.J.I.S within six months of employment; and CPR certified within one year. Download (pdf) the full job description and visit our Web site for the application. 7/16/2014

Police Communications and Technology Administrator

City of Glendale (S. Calif.), salary: $6,915 – $10,058 per month. Under general direction, this management position directs, manages, and oversees the day-to-day administration and supervision of all communications, technology and automation functions of the Communications and Technology Bureaus of the Police Department, ensuring adherence to established policies and procedures. This position requires an Associate of Arts or Science Degree in a related field and five years progressively responsible supervisory/management experience in a public safety agency with at least three years in police communications and a public safety 911 facility. A Bachelor’s degree is highly desirable. Apply ASAP; recruitment may close at any time. A City application and a supplemental application are required. For more information and to obtain a detailed job description, visit our Web site.

Dispatcher

University of California–Riverside (S. Calif.), salary: $44,952 to $63,720. Under the general supervision of the Communications Supervisor, the Dispatcher will dispatch routine and emergency communications in support of a 24 hour 7 day per week operation at the UC Riverside Police Department. The Dispatcher is responsible for entering calls into the Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD); managing and routing 9-1-1 and Police telephone calls, and prioritizing dispatched calls for service to ensure the safety of all field personnel. The Dispatcher is also responsible for operating and monitoring numerous radios on various frequencies; monitoring fire, robbery and intrusion alarm systems; making inquiries and entries into computer systems; disseminating information to the proper authority; and operating numerous computer systems with connections to local, State and Federal Law enforcement systems. View the full job description and apply on-line at our Web site.

Dispatcher 1

The Wood County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office, salary: $15.63 start, $17.97 after 1 year, $18.18 after 2 years, step increases in 5 year increments. We are building an ongoing eligibility list for Dispatcher 1.  The Wood County Sheriff’s Office is a modern progressive office that handles corrections, road patrol, civil paper service and dispatch for Wood County, Ohio. The Sheriff’s Office currently deploys 124 deputies into its core assignments plus its Detective Bureau, DARE/SRO, SRT, and CCW/SORN units. Last year the Sheriff’s Office had 26,000 calls for service and 4,400 inmates booked into its corrections facility. Area Information: Wood County covers 617.4 square miles and is situated just south of Toledo, Ohio. It is the home of Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College, Owens Illinois World Headquarters, First Solar Inc., Magna International, Chrysler Group LLC, and Wood County Hospital. Founded in 1820, Wood County has a rich history and played a vital part in the opening of the Western United States and in the war of 1812. It is home to the largest reconstructed walled fort in the United States, Fort Meigs and is part of the Maumee River Watershed with the Maumee and Portage Rivers feeding nearby Lake Erie. Every year thousands of fisherman from all over the Midwest flock to Wood County for the “walleye run”. Wood County provides a nice mix of country and city living having 5 cities, 21 villages, and 19 townships. The County is also known for its great Midwestern values, friendly people and great schools. To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to the National Testing Network Web site. Click on Find Jobs and then Emergency Communications. Select the department and read over all the requirements. If qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the Web site calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at (866) 563-3882. The department requires the candidate’s PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your NTN candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PHQ as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your application process.

Communications Officer

City of Roswell (Geo.) Police Department, salary range $30,607 to $38,258 annually. Ranked one of the safest cities to live in the United Stated according to City Crime Ratings, the Roswell Police Department is located just North of Metro Atlanta. Full Purpose of Classification: The purpose of this classification is to facilitate the flow of information between the public and law enforcement officers, animal control, firefighters, medical personnel, or emergency personnel by answering emergency and non-emergency calls for service and dispatching appropriate response units. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; 1 year of work experience involving communication with the public; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain the following certifications within one year of employment: POST Registered or Certified in Communications, Emergency Medical Dispatch, GCIC/NCIC Terminal Agency Coordinator, and CPR-First Aid in the State of Georgia. Must be a United States citizen. To apply : For complete job description and application details please visit the Web site. Position open until vacancies filled. Visit our Web site for more information and to apply on-line.