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COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - 911 EMERGENCY DISPATCHER
Summary
Title:COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - 911 EMERGENCY DISPATCHER
ID:914
Department:Department of Administration
job category:N/A
Salary Range:$25,996
Campaign Start Date:01/26/2015
Description
9-1-1 EMERGENCY DISPATCHER - COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Becoming a Communications Officer is a rewarding and challenging career. Communications Officers must be able to multi-task, react quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency and routine situations. Communications Officers answer, prioritize and dispatch emergency and routine calls for law enforcement, fire, and medical services, operate a two-way radio, utilize a computer aided dispatch system, among many other duties. Communications Officers MUST be able to work shift work, twelve hour shifts to include working nights, holidays and weekends.
 

To apply you must:
 
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must not meet any of the disqualifiers as indicated on the employment application
  • If hired, must become State Certified within 12 months of being hired and maintain certification
  • If hired, must take a Basic FCIC class (offered during training), pass the basic exam and maintain certification
  • All applicants will be required to take and pass a computerized skills test.                
         
         These are links that may be helpful to use to practice for your test.
          If you research criticall 911 dispatch testing on the web, you might
          be able to find some more.


            http://criticall911.com/dispatcher-applicants/

            thepracticetest.com

Benefits:
 
  • Annual Salary for beginning Communications Officers is  $25,996
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Florida State Retirement
  • Health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance is available
  • Direct Deposit
  
 
 

 
All applications are reviewed by the Office of Professional Standards. Applicants will be notified by email if disqualified, all other applicants will be called to take a computerized skills test to determine eligibilty. Applicants must obtain
a minimum score of 70%. The process is lengthy, applicants will be notified by phone when the tests are being conducted and when interviews are scheduled. Applicants must check their email frequently. Notifications and requests
for information are done by email.


  
 

THE PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS A DRUG FREE WORK PLACE, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND VETERANS PREFERENCE EMPLOYER.  WE PARTICIPATE IN THE E-VERIFY EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION SYSTEM.
 –AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE- THE PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN THE ADMISSION OR ACCESS TO,  OR TREATMENT OR EMPLOYMENT IN, IT’S PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES.
 
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