Becoming a Telecommunicator
The public safety telecommunicator is responsible for receiving emergency calls from the public and dispatching the appropriate emergency personnel. Therefore, excellent verbal communications skills are essential. This includes a clear speaking voice and presentation for radio communications. Training requirements include the ability to master dispatching procedures, radio codes used in public safety operations, successful completion of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification (including CPR). Strict adherence to applicable federal, state, and local statutes, as well as departmental policies and procedures is mandated.
Qualified applicants will be subject to a thorough background check, which includes, pre-employment drug screening, insuring individual integrity and positive associations. In addition, applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment examination consisting of spelling, reading comprehension, basic reasoning skills, and typing 35 words per minute with 97% accuracy.
Being a public safety telecommunicator requires flexibility. You will be required to work any shift, which includes nights, weekends, and holidays.
Current job openings are posted in the Murray County Courthouse Annex at the Human Resources Department and/or in the Chatsworth Times. Applications may be obtained at the Murray County Courthouse Annex in the Human Resources Office located at 201 North 4th Avenue. To be considered for employment, all applicants must complete an application and return it to the Human Resources Department along with any other required documents for employment at the Murray County E9-1-1 Center.
For additional information, you may view the current Communications Officer Job Description.