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Public Safety Dispatcher

City of Avondale - Avondale, Arizona

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Entry Level Salary:
$18.05 hourly

Job Description

http://www.avondale.org Updated: September 23, 2013 Classification: Public Safety Dispatcher The City of Avondale is currently accepting applications. All testing through National Testing Network must be completed by end of business day October 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Applicants will need to fill out the City of Avondale application as part of the hiring process. Applications and job posting information can be found at www.avondale.org. Click Employment Opportunities to find current job openings. Salary Range:
    Minimum: $18.05/hr.Maximum: $26.17/hr.
Benefit Information:
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Bilingual Compensation Program
  • Car Pooling Incentive Program
  • Credit Unions (Arizona Central Credit Union and Credit Union West)
  • Preferred Compensation (457 pre-tax - two plans available, ICMA and Nationwide)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Connection Team
  • Employee Parking (No charges)
  • Health Insurance
  • Holidays (11 paid days per year)
  • Civic Duty Pay
  • Life Insurance (paid employer plan - options for term life supplemental employee/dependent)
  • Library Card (Free of charge Avondale Branch)
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mileage Reimbursement (for work related travel)
  • Military Leave Pay
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Retirement Benefits (AZ State Retirement System for non-public safety)
  • Retirement for Police and Fire - (Public Safety Personnel Retirement System )
  • Retirement for Detention Officers - (CORP)
  • Service Award Program
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave (unlimited accrual amount)
  • Social Security
  • Training Opportunities
  • Travel Expense (When work related)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation Regular Employees: 12 days per yr. (0-5 years); 15 days per yr. (5-10 years); 18 days per yr. (10-15 years) and 20 days per yr. (15+ years). Assistant Department Directors: Fifteen (15) days paid vacation first five years Twenty (20) days paid vacation after five (5) years of continuous employment Assistant City Managers and Directors: Twenty (20) days per year
  • Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Program
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance Note: Health, Dental, Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability insurance is effective 30 days from the date of hire, followed by the first of the month
Applicant Contact Person: Department Information: Avondale is growing rapidly which brings increased demand for public safety services. The Police Department has adopted a philosophy of Community Oriented Policing to aid in serving the public and is guided by Arizona Revised Statutes, by Avondale Municipal Codes, and by the Police Department’s Vision, Mission, and Values. We offer a variety of career opportunities for sworn and civilian police employees. The future is very bright for Avondale in terms of economic development and residential growth, all of which equates to a well trained professional city government system with a professional police department. The Avondale Police Department has: 115 sworn positions, 54 civilian positions and volunteer positions. If you are interested in joining an organization that takes pride in their work, focuses on teamwork, and strives to meet and maintain high professional standards, then we look forward to you joining our team! I wish you luck in your future career path. City/County/Area Information: Avondale is a modern city, near the heart of the Phoenix-metropolitan area. The population is expected to reach 123,000 by the year 2020. The anticipated build-out population is estimated to be 170,000 residents. That rapid growth makes Avondale one of the fastest-growing communities in the Valley, and the nation. Over the last decade, housing starts grew more than 700% with a current average home price of $200,000. Household income has steadily increased and is currently estimated at $72,024. Population: 81,000

Additional Information

To sign up for pre-employment testing, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com" and click on FIND JOBS and the EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS. Select the department and then read over all the job 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, contact NTN Support by clicking on the Support link on the website. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : TBA
  • Education: : High School Grad/GED
  • Experience: : 2 years customer service experience
US Citizen: Yes or lawfully work in the US. High School Grad/GED: Yes Valid ARIZONA State Driver's License: Valid (AZ) Driver’s License Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes Prior Experience: Must have two (2) years customer service experience. Additional Requirements Certifications and Other Requirements: 35 WPM typing certification is required. Provide proof of 35 WPM typing certification when completing employment application on-line. Passing pre-employment screening, including thorough background investigation, polygraph and psychological examination and drug screening test.

Contact Informaton

Jim Patten

City of Avondale
11465 W. Civic Center Drive
Avondale, Arizona 85323
phone: 866-563-3882

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