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Dispatcher - Communications Technician I

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$40,588 - 53,557 depending on qualifications
  • Posted Date:12/12/2017



  • Receives emergency and non-emergency calls for service and dispatch assistance to the citizens of the town 
  •  Responsible for receiving requests for service from citizens, dispatching police units on an assigned shift, operation of the public safety radio system and related record keeping tasks
  • Provides information, answers questions and/or refers callers to appropriate personnel, town department or outside agency as appropriate; assists citizens on a walk-in basis with request for service, complaints and questions
  • Performs other work as required

Position is considered “essential personnel”; defined as staff who are required to report to their designated work location during weather related or other emergencies, even when town offices are closed or normal operations are suspended


  • High school diploma or GED
  • One to two years previous experience and/or training involving telecommunications or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Completion of Basic Telecommunications School
  • Ability to obtain and maintain VCIN/NCIC Level A Certification
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a United States citizen or have been a lawful resident of the United States for the past 10 consecutive years
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish a plus


  • Written examination, background investigation, polygraph test, psychological evaluation and interview   


  • Rotating schedule, includes nights and weekends


  • Herndon Police Department, 397 Herndon Parkway




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