Dispatch/Communications Specialist

Salary & Classification

Type: Full Time
Classification: Non-exempt, eligible for overtime compensation
Salary: $13.40–$16.74/hr, D.O.Q.
Grade: 164
Closing Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

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Nature of Work
Under close supervision, performs technical work of moderate difficulty in public safety communications.This position has department specific responsibility.

Experience & Education
High School Diploma or GED equivalent; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; preferred keying skill of at least 30 words per minute (wpm).

Additional Requirements
This classification requires the applicant to successfully complete a background check, polygraph, and drug test prior to appointment; must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license; and the ability to work all three shifts (days, afternoons, and graveyards), holidays, and weekends.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not to be considered a complete statement of duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any stage of the recruitment process. Requests for accommodation must be made through the Yuma County Human Resources Department in advance of the event, or as soon as practical, so that necessary arrangements can be made. (928) 373-1013 OR TDD (928) 373-1013.

Examples of Work
(Illustrative only) Operates fixed base communications equipment including the 911 system; receives distress and emergency calls; dispatches mobile units; logs messages transmitted and received; sends and receives messages via criminal justice computer system; operates several phone lines including Civil Defense; operates and maintains telephone recording system; performs various clerical tasks; performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of: Yuma County Policies and Procedures; Department policies and procedures related to dispatching law enforcement officers and other emergency services; proper two-way radio and telephonic communication techniques and codes; Yuma County geographical area, road systems, and the locations of important buildings.

Skills in: Handling multiple tasks simultaneously, under pressure, in emergency and stressful situations; communicating clearly and relaying details accurately.

Apply Online

All Yuma County applications must be submitted on-line through NeoGov. Yuma County no longer accepts paper applications. To apply on-line, click link: Yuma County Employment

If you do not have access to a computer, Yuma County has kiosks located at 198 S. Main Street, Yuma, AZ.

If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, please contact:

Yuma County Human Resources Department
198 S. Main Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Tel: (928) 373-1013

Job Line: (928) 373-6090
Website: www.yumacountyaz.gov