Emergency Communications Dispatcher – Lateral
$62,836.80 – $79,996.80 Annually
Emergency Communications Dispatchers answer calls from the public and communicate via radio with police officers regarding all types of emergencies and non-emergencies. The City of Sparks is seeking individuals who demonstrate the ability to calmly work with the citizens of Sparks and police officers while using a multi-line telephone system, radio network panel, and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to receive, prioritize, and process calls for police services.
Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process:
Education and Experience:
Two full years of emergency communications dispatching (or equivalent) experience in a medical or public safety setting requiring decision making ability and the exercise of judgment, within the last three years.
Licenses and Certificates:
As of 8/21/2023: At time of application – candidates must submit a typing certificate that reflects the candidate’s ability to accurately type forty-five (45) net words per minute. Online certifications are not accepted.
Must possess within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout employment, a valid NCIC/NCJIS certification.
Must possess within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout employment, a valid EFD certification.
Specified positions may require possession and maintenance of the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C driver’s license within thirty (30) days of hire.