No Experience necessary for Entry. All Training Provided.
Dispatchers are responsible for the transmission of radio and telephone messages and requests for law enforcement, emergency medical and fire services. They shall dispatch public safety units and monitor their activity, providing support as required. Dispatchers handle highly stressful emergency requests; calms, negotiates and controls callers to gather essential information to communicate to responders. They coordinate inter-office telephone traffic and other correspondence. Dispatchers act as a direct representative of the Sheriff when dispatching Sheriff’s Office law enforcement personnel.
Exam Announcement, Job Description, and Civil Service Application are below. You cannot submit the application on-line.
NUMBER OF OPEN POSITIONS: (up to) TWO (2), Full-time. The Communication Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Union. Starting Entry rate (may be higher due to Union negotiations for 2020): $17.66/hr ($3061.40/month). Starting Lateral rate (may be higher due to Union negotiations for 2020): $18.36/hr – $19.87/hr ($3183.85/month-$3443.67/month), DOE. Benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, life insurance, retirement plan and medical benefits.
EXAMINATION SCHEDULE: Typing Test: 40 WPM with a 90% accuracy (a pass or fail 3 minute test). Your keyboarding appointment will be set at the time you file your application (subject to the Chief Examiner’s schedule). Typing & written tests must be taken within 2 weeks of filing your application. You must pass the typing test to take the Written Exam which will be scheduled upon passing the typing test (can be same day). Allow 2 hours for written test. Test location: County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Office 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA 99156.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 10 AM., GROUP TESTING AVAILABLE. APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN BY 4 PM, JANUARY 22! All other testing can be done on an individual basis M-F by appointment.
TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. You cannot apply on-line. Print application from below or obtain an application from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA. 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.; 509 447-6480. A non-refundable $15.00 testing fee payable to Pend Oreille County Treasurer must accompany the original application packet. Testing fee may be waived due to financial hardship. Pend Oreille County is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Drop off, fax, or mail application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: by 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except by January 22 for Saturday January 25th group testing) at Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA. 99156. If mailing: use PO Box 5060, Newport, WA 99156 or fax 509-447-0595. This is a continuous posting and applications will be accepted and applicants tested on a continuous basis until all available positions are filled.