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Regional Communications Officer (State Police Dispatcher)

Dispatcher
Idaho State Police - Meridian, Idaho

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$16.09 hourly

Job Description

Duties:

  • Operate a multi-channel radio with multiple frequencies and related equipment to receive messages and relay information between state police and emergency personnel to accident and crime scenes
  • Obtain information about incidents and determine action to take
  • Dispatch necessary personnel using radio or telephone 
  • Verify location and status of officers to insure their safety
  • Direct emergency vehicles to insure effective handling of emergency situations
  • Coordinate incidents through to completion
  • Complete and file information such as wrecker lists and radio, telephone, and teletype logs by using or operating a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system
  • Enter, access, and update information concerning individuals, vehicles, and articles through the National Crime Information Center and Idaho/National Law Enforcement Telecommunications computer systems
  • Responsible for decision making/problem solving while maintaining control in crisis emergency situations
  • Must be able to work effectively under extremely stressful situations and perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Operate a multi-channel radio with multiple frequencies and related equipment to receive messages and relay information between state police and emergency personnel to accident and crime scenes

Additional Information

Location(s): Coeur d'Alene

This position starts at $16.09 per hour.  Potential for advancement upon successful completion of probation

Lateral Hires: Lateral transfers from other agencies need to apply under this announcement. Current Law Enforcement Dispatchers with at least three years of dispatch experience may be eligible for a higher entry salary.

Successful applicants will be required to pass a hearing test, a background investigation, and polygraph examination, which includes drug screening. Please see the Idaho State Police Drug Policy listed at the end of this announcement.

All Regional Communications Officer positions require shift work. This includes a requirement to work weekends, holidays, and nights on a rotating basis. 

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: N/A
  • Experience: N/A

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Experience conducting and documenting fact-finding interviews
    • Experience reading, writing, and speaking English fluently
    • Experience reading and interpreting detailed information
    • Experience entering and retrieving data from a computer
    • Skill in typing 50 net words per minute, or its equivalent, on data entry devices. (If you are selected to interview, a link to a typing skills verification website will be sent to you via e-mail)

Contact Informaton

Howard Slack

Idaho State Police
700 S. Stratford
Meridian, Idaho 83642
phone: (208) 884-7015

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