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Skagit 911’s emergency communications dispatchers work on an enhanced 911 system. Employees in this classification are responsible for operating a variety of technical communications equipment, to include computer aided dispatching equipment used to receive and transmit information to include receiving & dispatching incoming calls for law enforcement, fire and EMS.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, high school graduate or equivalent with vocational/technical training and be required to successfully complete interviews, background investigation, polygraph and drug testing. Work requires careful attention to detail, keen hearing/listening abilities, effective eye-hand coordination and the ability to concentrate on and perform several tasks simultaneously. Employees work various shifts for 24-hour coverage and are subject to call-back and mandatory overtime.
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Trainee Entry - Emergency Communications Dispatcher
Lateral Entry - Emergency Communications Dispatcher
MUST HAVE two (2) years of recent (within last five (5) years) experience as a telecommunicator/dispatcher in a police, fire or emergency medical dispatch facility with enhanced 911 and computer-aided dispatch.