Police Dispatch Job - City of Gahanna - Gahanna, Ohio

January 03, 2014

City of Gahanna

Position Title: Police Dispatch
Position Type: Dispatcher
Closing Date: 12/31/2014
Job Description


Updated: January 02, 2014

Classification: Police Dispatch

The City of Gahanna is currently building an eligibility list for current and future openings.

Salary Information:

The starting base rate of pay is $18.02/hour which if annualized is $37,477. The range for this position is $18.02-25.99 ($37,477-$54,064 annualized). Rates of pay are determined through union contract with Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (OPBA).

Benefit Information:

The City of Gahanna offers Police Radio Dispatchers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/prescription coverage, city-paid dental and vision insurance plan, life insurance, and participation in the Ohio Public Employment Retirement Fund. The City of Gahanna also offers time off including vacation, sick, holiday and comp time.

Contact Information: City of Gahanna
Department of Human Resources

Department Information:

The Gahanna Division of Police is a community-oriented, leading-edge law enforcement agency comprised of an authorized staff of 60 sworn officers, 10 police dispatchers, as well as several support staff members and reserve police officers.

The Police Dispatchers work in the Communications Center which is the Primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all 9-1-1 calls generated within the city and also serves as a transfer point for Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Working in collaboration with the Metropolitan Emergency Communications Center (MECC) and the Whitehall Police Department, the Communications Center has advanced emergency call-handling capability and is at the forefront of Next Generation 9-1-1 technology.

In addition to 9-1-1, the Communications Center is the initial contact point for police services within the city. The Center also initiates the response of other City departments after normal business hours and on weekends/holidays. Utilizing advanced, statewide voice and data communications technology, dispatchers coordinate the deployment of police units to emergency and non-emergency calls for service as well as aid to other agencies in Central Ohio.

City Information:

The City of Gahanna is home to over 35,000 residents. Located just eight miles from downtown Columbus and minutes away from the Columbus International Airport, Gahanna is a choice location for business and leisure. With a strong emphasis on community, family and fun, Gahanna offers a wide variety of seasonal and special events. With 32 parks, holding over 675 acres of land, Gahanna holds a higher per capita park space then most of Central Ohio. Included within the parks space is 3 athletic complexes, 2 municipal swimming pools, and a USGA regulated 9-hole golf course.

Population: 35,000

Additional Information

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on Emergency Communications Jobs. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar.

For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882.

Job Requirements
  • Age : 18
  • Education : High School Grad/GED
  • Experience : Entry
  • Additional Requirement :

    Job Requirements:

    Age: 18

    US Citizen: Yes

    High School Grad/GED: Yes

    Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes

    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

    Vision: Visual acuity is required

    Necessary Certifications:

    • Must be able to obtain LEADS certification within 6 months of employment
    • Must be able to obtain Notary License within 6 months of employment
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $18.02   hourly
    Top Pay: $25.99   hourly

    Contact Information

    Susie Patten
    City of Gahanna
    460 Rocky Fork Blvd
    Gahanna, Ohio 43230
    ph: (866)563-3882

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