Dispatcher (Public Safety Telecommunicator)

Marana, AZ
Marana Police Department

Salary: $20.65 – $29.94.

Position Summary:

Are you interested in starting a new career or are you an experienced emergency dispatcher looking to continue your career with a top-notch agency? The Town of Marana is seeking an entry-level or experienced Dispatcher to join a great team and dispatch emergency and non-emergency police personnel in response to calls for service.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives calls for service by acting as liaison between public and police; determines emergency response necessity; provides information to the public; and accesses and utilizes multiple computer systems, data bases, reference books and maps.
  • Receives and initiates radio communication with field personnel; monitors radio frequencies; maintains unit status and location; and retrieves and relays emergency information.
  • Maintains state and federal required documentation; performs communication tasks by distributing information to appropriate agencies; responds to requests; and maintains information.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalency plus six months of additional education or training.
  • Over six months of customer service experience.
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph and psychological evaluation.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug test.
  • Must obtain ACJIS (Arizona Criminal Justice Information System) Certification within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience as a public safety dispatcher.
  • Experience working with confidential information.