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Employer: Ford County
Division:
Job Title: Emergency Communications Dispatcher
Salary: $12.25 Hourly


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Ford County after applying.


Job Description:

 We have recently restructured our department and are recruiting qualified staff to become part of our team.  12.25 per hour is our entry level starting wage.  We will recognize certifications and experience and adjust the starting pay accordingly!

Accurately, quickly, and courteously receive emergency and non emergency telephone calls from the public for police, fire, emergency medical or other public safety services and obtain the essential information required by the call category in a timely manner.  Accurately and quickly assign and dispatch the appropriate units and resources to law enforcement, fire, emergency medical and other public safety incidents.  Provide communications coordination of public safety agencies and resources.  Accurately, and in a timely manner, use computer-aided dispatch system facilities for complaint-taking, unit dispatching, coordination of incidents and transmission and retrieval of information through local, county, state and federal law enforcement data networks. Communications 9-1-1 operators must obtain and maintain EMD and NCIC certifications.

Minimum Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED, ability to use computer aided dispatch system, type 35 wpm, working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, sufficient speech, vision, hearing, and communications skills, to perform the job required.  Possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of onset of employment. Work schedules will involve working some weekends and holidays and shift work or a set shift.

Successful applicant must pass a background investigation which includes fingerprinting.  Conditional Offer of Employment Drug Test required.

Critical traits:  Integrity, dependability, stress tolerant, team worker, maturity, patient, and experience involving heavy public contact while performing multiple tasks. 



Vacancy Number: FOco5

Open Date: 6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/12/2017 11:59:59 PM