Communications Dispatcher

The purpose of this position is to perform radio communication dispatch and administrative duties for the Police Department. Duties include:

  • Communicating and maintaining the status of city police officers and city and county firefighters
  • Coordinating communications with other police and public safety agencies
  • Answering multiple telephone lines; including county-wide 911
  • Dispatching appropriate public safety units as required
  • Providing information and assistance to the general public
  • Maintaining a variety of files and records
  • Executing administrative assignments.

A register in which potential applicants can have their name and address placed is maintained throughout the year. They will then be notified when the next application process is to begin. To add your name to this list for a Communication Dispatcher position, please click on the link below:

Public Safety Job Register

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Minimum education of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • No convictions of a felony or a serious misdemeanor offense

Job Benefits

Paid Time Off Earn 15 vacation days, 7 holidays, and at least 2 personal days per year.
Vacation Days May be accrued up to two years worth.
Sick Leave Accumulate 1 day per month to 180 days max.
Retirement Program Employees join County Employee Retirement System.
Insurance Program Insurance benefits are effective first day of the month following hire date.
Medical Insurance Comprehensive group health plan with a 3-tier level of coverage.
Life Insurance $50,000 term life insurance policy provided by the City. Additional term coverage and/or whole life plan are also available at an additional cost.
Dental and Vision Insurance Dental and vision care insurance for employee provided by City; available for dependents at reasonable cost to employee.
Disability and Cancer Insurance Disability and cancer insurance are available for the employee and dependent at a reasonable cost to employee.
Uniforms Uniform allowance is under review.
Tuition Assistance Available to employee after first full year of employment.  City reimburses tuition and book expenses for qualified college courses.  Time to attend courses must be approved.  Employee must maintain a minimum grade in order to receive reimbursement.
Fitness The department has a fully equipped fitness facility within its building available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
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