Dispatcher

Deming, NM
County of Luna Central Dispatch Department

Salary: $30,867.00 – $35,796.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 7/5/2024.

Position Summary:

Under direction of the Director, Operations Manager or Shift Supervisor, provides effective and efficient routine and emergency dispatch of law enforcement, fire, EMT and emergency responders within a multi-jurisdictional PSAP which includes the operation of the e911 system, NCIC system, and computer aided dispatch center and other related equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide effective and efficient routine and emergency dispatch of law enforcement, fire, EMT and emergency responders within a multi-jurisdictional PSAP which includes the operation of the e911 system, NCIC system, computer aided dispatch center and other related equipment. May assist the Director in developing plans to meet current and expanding community needs such as increasing communications capacity, continuously improving technology, interoperability of communications between and among agencies, emergency communications with citizens, and etc.
  • Responsible for Following County, departmental and statutory policies and procedures when dealing with the public, employees and other agencies. Responsible for relevant educational and professional development opportunities and keep current with continuing education to retain certification. Ensures compliance with applicable safety regulations and administrative policies.
  • Develops and recommends actions on various issues including but not limited to interoperability of communications between agencies and jurisdictions, communications coverage throughout the Luna County operations area, communications call-volume and staffing levels, maintaining communications during widespread power outages and other related issues.
  • Working with the Director, Operations Manager, or shift supervisor may investigate communication system failures or shortcomings, identifies problem areas, and develops alternative solutions and recommendations.
  • May conduct various analytical studies and maintains statistical reports that provide insight on major issues facing the community and assist the Director’s development of the Board’s long- and short-range plans for addressing those issues. Assists the Director in the activities and planning with other public and private agencies.
  • Maintains knowledge of current Federal, State and local rules and regulations and maintains professional certifications through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes and participating in professional development activities.
  • Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service oriented leadership. May assist the Operations Manager in formulating administrative policies and development of comprehensive plans to serve the current and future needs of the City and County for both routine and emergency communications services.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Must be able to be certified as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher.
  • Must be able to attain NCIC Terminal Operators Certification.
  • Must be NM Public Safety Tele communicator Certified or be able to attain.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.