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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

 

  DUTIES:

  • 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

  REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

 SELECTION PROCESS:

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

  HOURS:

  • Rotating schedule, includes nights and weekends

 LOCATION:

  • Herndon Police Department, 397 Herndon Parkway

 

 

 

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