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9-1-1 Dispatcher, Sheridan County Communication Center

Sheridan County Communication is looking for a self driven, highly motivated and ethical 911 dispatcher that must respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance and information. They must provide dispatch and communication support services for police, fire, emergency, and related services.

Essential job functions within a 911 dispatcher's job description will likely detail the daily duties associated with the position, which may include the following:

  • Operate a multi-line telephone console system, alerting system, text 911 and TDD system for the deaf and hearing-impaired

  • Translate information to the appropriate codes

  • Determine and assign the level of priority of the call and enter the data into a computer-aided dispatch system for radio dispatch purposes

  • Ask vital questions and provide pre-arrival instructions for emergency medical calls

  • Monitor and operate a radio console and computer equipment

  • Receive and respond to a variety of emergency and non-emergency services and complaints

  • Ask questions to interpret, analyze and anticipate the caller's situation as to resolve problems, provide information, dispatch emergency services, or refer callers to other agencies

  • Dispatch and coordinate the responses of public safety agencies

  • Identify appropriate number and type of equipment or apparatus to dispatch

  • Enters and modifies information into local, state and national computer databases

  • Monitor and respond to a variety of technical systems and alarms.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  DOE- competitive pay for experienced dispatchers


For the emergency dispatcher positions, candidates must be at least 18 years old, and they must possess a high school diploma or GED.  Must possess a valid driver's license and to not have any felony convictions or any domestic violence convictions. Sheridan County offers and pays for employee's and family health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas and offers KPERS retirement plan.  Sheridan Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


For more information about this position and to pick up an application, please contact Sheridan Co Communications at 785-675-3481 or stop by the Sheriff's Office at 940 8th St, Hoxie, KS.  Applications will be accepted for this position until it is filled; however we will begin interviewing asap.

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled