Dispatchers are responsible for the transmission of radio and telephone messages and requests for law enforcement, emergency medical and fire services. Shall dispatch public safety units and monitor their activity, providing support as required. Handles highly stressful emergency requests; calms, negotiates and controls callers to gather essential information to communicate to responders. Coordinates inter-office telephone traffic and other correspondence. Acts as a direct representative of the Sheriff when dispatching Sheriff’s Office law enforcement personnel.
No Experience necessary for Entry. Laterals, please see the exam announcement.
Exam Announcement, Job Description, and application are below.
Number of vacancies: minimum of 2.
SALARY & BENEFITS: Union, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, longevity, retirement plan, and medical benefits. Starting salary: (subject to change as contract is currently in union negotiations) Entry Level at Step 1, $2720.26/month; Laterals: $2829.07/month – $3059.92/month, depending on experience.
TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. Print an application from below (you cannot apply on-line). You can pick up or request a copy by mail, from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM. (509) 447-6480
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, by 3:00pm., in person at 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA., or via mail at PO BOX 5060, Newport, WA 99156 and received by deadline.
Typing Test: Between 8-9:45 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Keyboarding is 40 WPM (numbers & letters) with a 90% accuracy (a pass or fail test). Your keyboarding appointment will be set at the time you file your application. You must pass the typing test to take the Written Exam (same day): Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 10:00 am (allow 2 hours for written test). Test location: County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Office 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA 99156. A non-refundable $15.00 testing fee does apply.