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Public Safety Communications Dispatcher

Recruitment #17-CI8182-02

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to perform emergency dispatching of fire and/or police units in response to fire and criminal incidents, natural disasters, accidents, medical emergencies.  The essential functions of this position include answering emergency and administrative calls, dispatching appropriate available emergency units using Computer Aided Dispatch system, and/or assists in the execution of legal services and provides support to deputies (County only). This is skilled work in receiving and/or transmitting emergency telephone, radio, and alarm system calls, and entering and receiving vital information via computer terminal.  Judgment and initiative are required in applying established procedures and instructions to various calls or situations. Employees in this position will learn to operate one dispatch radio system for fire or police within the 6 month probation period and when feasible will be offered the opportunity to learn a second radio dispatch discipline and become a Certified Training Officer (CTO).  This position reports to a Public Safety Communications Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.  Must have 6 months of experience as a 9-1-1 dispatcher or communications operator with a public safety organization using a computer aided dispatch system.

Special Requirements

Must be available to be on-call during emergency situations and to work shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. Applicants will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation prior to employment. Must be a certified ECO I.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery, Communications Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on the application and attached supplemental questionnaire. If more than five (5) qualified applications are received, applicants will be asked to come in for a computerized skills test. The skills test will be used to rank the top candidates. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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