Public Safety Telecommunicator

Danville, IL
Danville Police Department

Salary: $19.60 – $22.49 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Entry level 911 Telecommunicator willing to commit to serving the citizens of Vermilion County Illinois. The Vermilion County 911 Communications Center handles 911 and non emergency calls for all of Vermilion County, provides dispacthing service to 40 agencies including police, fire and emergency medical. As the the initial contact for most emergency situations, the 911 Telecommunicator serves as a vital public safety and emergency response link in the community.


  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be HS graduate or equivalent.
  • Must hold a valid drivers license.
  • Complete and pass pre employment screening.
  • Complete and pass security background screening.
  • Complete and pass physical exam.
  • Become LEADS, NIMS and NCIC certified within 6 months.
  • Type 40 wpm.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Detail and logic oriented.
  • Above average rentention level.
  • Ability to multi task by communicating simultaneously over the phone andradio while typing inputting information into computer system, and observicing multiple monitors in the process of taking and dispatching a 911 call, often during highly stressful situations.