COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (911 Dispatcher)
Job Summary: The City of Port Angeles is recruiting to establish a continuous Civil Service eligible list for Communications Officer--911 Dispatcher in the Police Department. Candidates who successfully complete all portions of the exam will be rank-ordered on an eligibility list that is valid for six months. The top ten candidates on the list will be certified to the Department for the final screening and hiring process when a vacancy occurs. The complete testing and hiring process can take four to six weeks or longer. Department currently has (2) vacancies.
Dispatchers answer 9-1-1 and other emergency telephone systems in a multi-jurisdictional dispatch center, and perform radio dispatch of operational and emergency police, fire and medical calls for assistance, which involve performing a wide variety of computer transactions and records functions. Note: Requires shift work on a 24-hour, 7 day a week basis with variable days off and 3 month rotating shifts, as well as a 30-minute response time for emergency situations. Currently employees work 12 hour shifts, 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am.
Salary & Benefits: $ 3,291- $4,198/month plus excellent benefits.
Excellent benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for employee and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, PERS retirement and access to deferred compensation plans. Employee shares 11.5% of the medical premium.
~ Experience in providing detailed information, multitasking, critical thinking and problem solving.
~ Proficient computer skills including a typing speed of 45 WPM and experience with Windows based applications.
Other necessary requirements :
~ Successful applicants must pass a background investigation, polygraph, and psychological exam, as well as pre-employment drug screen and audio gram prior to hire.
~ Employee must be able to report to the Police Dept Communications Center within a 30-minute response time.
Application Process: Download application from City website or pick up an application at City Hall.
NOTE: An applicant must have completed preliminary testing with www.publicsafetytesting.com and requested their testing results to be sent to the City of Port Angeles.
Addressing a cover letter to the Human Resources Manager Robert Coons is appropriate. The City accepts applications that are postmarked on the closing date. We do not accept applications by fax without prior approval.