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911 Dispatcher (Entry-Level)
SALARY & BENEFITS
Hourly Rate: $25.92 (Trainee rate); $26.70 (Step 1 Dispatcher rate)
> Dental and health insurance
> Retirement through WA DRS, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance
> Personal time off starting at 176 hours per year plus 8 hours of sick leave per month
> Holiday premium pay (1.5 x rate), holiday premium overtime pay (2 x rate)
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION
Skagit 911 Dispatchers/Call-Takers answers, processes and dispatches first responders to 9-1-1 calls within Skagit County's borders. Skagit 911 Dispatchers/Call-Takers work 12 hour shifts in a three (days) on, four off, four on, three off schedule.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will possess high-performing computer/keyboard skills, a commitment to teamwork, desire to serve others, strong critical thinking skills, and the ability to excel in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Baristas, bank tellers, restaurant and fast-food industry workers, and/or those with military experience typically pick up the required job skills and training the quickest, but several different kinds of people work at Skagit 911!
Skagit 911 is always accepting applications for entry-level dispatchers (individuals with no current or previous experience). Below are the dates that applications are processed:
> February 3rd, 2023
> March 31st, 2023
> May 26th, 2023
Additional clarification (examples): Applications received before February 3rd will be processed February 3rd. Applications received after February 3rd will be processed on March 31st.
FOR CURRENT OR PREVIOUS DISPATCHERS
If you currently work or have worked at a 911 center in the United States within the last two years, you may be classified as a Lateral Dispatcher/Calltaker. Skagit 911 is always open to speaking with Lateral Dispatchers/Calltakers. If you would like to know more or wish to apply for a position at Skagit 911, please email Skagit 911's hiring team at Hiring@skagit911.us