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Dispatcher I

Wood County Sheriff's Office - Bowling Green, Ohio

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$15.63 hourly
Top Pay:
$18.18 hourly

Job Description





Updated: June 17, 2014

Job Classification:  Dispatcher 1

The Wood County Sheriff's Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for Dispatcher 1.

The department requires the candidate PHQ.  You can access the questionnaire through your NTN candidate account.  NTN suggests completing the PHQ as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your application process.

Salary Information:  $15.63 start, $17.97 after 1 year, $18.18 after 2 years, step increases in 5 year increments.

Benefit Information:  Health, Prescription, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance.  Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time.  OPERS retirement.  Uniform allowance.

Contact Information:  

Nelson Evans

HR Director


Department Overview:  The Wood County Sheriff's Office is a modern progressive office that handles corrections, road patrol, civil paper service and dispatch for Wood County, Ohio. The Sheriff's Office currently deploys 124 deputies into its core assignments plus its Detective Bureau, DARE/SRO, SRT, and CCW/SORN units. Last year the Sheriff's Office had 26,000 calls for service and 4,400 inmates booked into its corrections facility.

Area Information:  Wood County covers 617.4 square miles and is situated just south of Toledo, Ohio. It is the home of Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College, Owens Illinois World Headquarters, First Solar Inc., Magna International, Chrysler Group LLC, and Wood County Hospital. Founded in 1820, Wood County has a rich history and played a vital part in the opening of the Western United States and in the war of 1812. It is home to the largest reconstructed walled fort in the United States, Fort Meigs and is part of the Maumee River Watershed with the Maumee and Portage Rivers feeding nearby Lake Erie. Every year thousands of fisherman from all over the Midwest flock to Wood County for the "walleye run". Wood County provides a nice mix of country and city living having 5 cities, 21 villages, and 19 townships. The County is also known for its great Midwestern values, friendly people and great schools.

Population: 128,200

Additional Information

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on Find Jobs and then Emergency Communications.  Select the department and read over all the requirements.  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: 21
  • Education: High School Grad/GED
  • Experience: Entry

Job Requirements

Age: 21

US Citizen: Yes

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Vision: Correctable to 20/20

Schooling Prior and Post Hiring:

  High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Must obtain CEU's annually as required by Ohio Law and/or the Sheriff's Office.

Contact Informaton

chad andrews

Wood County Sheriff's Office
1960 East Gypsy Lane Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
phone: (866) 563-3882

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