Communications Technician Employment Information
The Communications Unit of the Raytown Police Department plays a vital role in emergency situations for all City Departments and has the responsibility to maintain constant contact with all Emergency Service Providers within the City of Raytown. The Communications Center provides Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service with their communications needs over 10 radio channels, 4 wire-line 9-1-1 circuits, 4 wireless 9-1-1 circuits and 5 administrative lines. Communications Technicians are expected to make data entries, monitor video cameras for the premises, and assist Technicians with research for reports. The Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
If selected, the Communications Unit will provide you with 20 weeks of in-house training that augments the State of Missouri’s mandated training. The successful applicant will work with all of our APCO certified trainers to meet the high standards set by the Raytown Police Department.
Starting pay for a Communications Technician is $31,708 which includes ten (10) paid holidays.
Additional benefits include overtime pay, vacation pay, sick leave, life, disability, health and dental insurance plans and pension plan. Communications Technicians have the choice to wear uniforms provided by the Police Department or their own Business Attire clothing.
The Raytown Police Department applicant screening process consists of the following steps:
• Pre-Test Application Form
• Written Examination
• Skill Testing relating to Communications
• Employment Packet
• Background Investigation
• C.V.S.A Examination
• Oral Board Interview
• Medical Examination
• Psychological Examination
Must be at least 18 years of age to apply and have a high school diploma or GED.