|Date Posted||September 7, 2020|
Regional Emergency Dispatch Center
Dispatcher - Public Safety Communications - LATERAL TRANSFER ACCEPTED
** Shifts are 14:30-22:30 & 22:30-06:30**
***Training Program is an intense 4-month program with direct oversight of a training officer in a high-stress, high accountability program.***
Joining the Regional Emergency Dispatch Center means you’ll never stop growing, learning, and improving. You’ll work in a fast-paced, challenging, and exciting environment. You’ll receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Most of all, you can make a real and positive difference in people’s lives.
- Answer 911 and non-emergency phone lines for the communities serviced by the Regional Emergency Dispatch Center;
- Interview callers to obtain essential information and record data on incidents as they develop;
- Analyze calls for priority level of emergency response;
- Broadcast calls for service to Law Enforcement/Fire/EMS;
- Operate sophisticated computer-aided dispatch (CAD) computers, radio, and phone systems and accurately enter information;
- Maintain composure and professionalism when dealing with callers during stressful or rapidly changing situations.
- Ability and willingness to work any shift assigned, including weekends and holidays;
- Ability to endure a limited amount of leave during a six month training period;
- Ability to operate sophisticated computerized equipment accurately and rapidly;
- Ability to read maps as well as a general knowledge of the County’s geographical area, road systems, and landmarks;
- Must be an action-oriented team player who thrives on adrenaline-inducing situations;
- Ability to speak distinctly. Able to hear and distinguish between several voices at the same time while acquiring and retaining information such as names, numbers, and addresses;
- Ability to deal courteously with the public under stressful conditions, including irate persons and emotional situations;
- Skill in working under pressure of deadlines and establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general public;
- Strong ability to multi-task;
- Successful completion of written exam, pre-employment background check, polygraph exam, drug screening, and base-line hearing test;
- 18 years of age, High school diploma/GED;
- Public Safety position employment application must be completed.
- Application: Candidates whose applications indicate the required education and experience most directly related to the position will be invited to continue in the selection process.
- Skills Assessment: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to take a Skills Assessment exercise. The exercise simulates a generic dispatch environment and is designed to measure the abilities and skills critical for public safety dispatchers such as data entry, multitasking, prioritization, map reading, memory recall, and comprehension.
- Personal History Questionnaire, Complete Background Investigation, Polygraph, and drug screen: Candidates who perform well in the Skills Assessment will receive a Personal History Questionnaire to complete. Review of candidates' Personal History Questionnaire and a thorough background investigation will be conducted. Candidates passing this process will be invited for oral interviews.
- Oral Interview *:* Candidates selected after the oral interview must complete an alcohol/drug screening and a hearing examination.
- Deliver application in person or mail;
Regional Emergency Dispatch Center
5735 Wales Ave NW
Massillon, Ohio 44646
(2nd Floor of the Jackson Twp. Administration Building )
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $18.60 - $22.64 per hour