911 Dispatcher

Grand Junction, CO
Grand Junction Police Department

Salary: $28.06 – $31.58 Hourly.

Closing Date: 5/31/2024.

Position Summary:

As a 911 Dispatcher with the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center, you will contribute to the safety of our community by receiving incoming calls and performing dispatching activities for police, fire, and ambulance services. If you would like to join an experienced emergency communications team that values its employees, offers training and advancement opportunities, and is committed to providing the highest quality of service, we invite you to apply today.

Essential Functions:

  • Answering emergent and non-emergent calls for service while simultaneously recording information.
  • Calming, negotiating, advising, and otherwise communicating with the caller to obtain the necessary information to determine both the nature of the call as well as what resources to send.
  • Coordinating and relaying information and assistance requests to the appropriate law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical service agency.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Type 3,000 kph (50 wpm).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good moral character, judgment, and decision-making skills.
  • High attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work varying shifts, including day, swing, graveyard, holidays, and weekends as assigned.
  • Ability to work required overtime when necessary.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation that meets all local, State, and Federal requirements.