Public Safety Telecommunicator/Jailer

Grand Marais, MN
Cook County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

Do you have a high school diploma, communicate well, have mad multi-tasking skills, are detail-oriented, and have desire for a meaningful and exciting career?

The Cook County Law Enforcement Center has an opening for a Public Safety Telecommunicator/Jailer.

Join our team of professionals who will mentor you to succeed and grow in this position. Starting pay is $28.43 per hour along with a generous comprehensive benefit package.

In addition,

  • • Daily Shift Differential Pay along with an additional $1.50 an hour for Saturdays and Sundays
  • • 11 paid Holidays at 12 hours per holiday
  • • Uniform Allowance
  • • On the job training and yearly continuous education.

This position has two primary responsibilities:
This position has two primary responsibilities: 911 Dispatching and Jailer. 911 Dispatchers/Public Safety Telecommunicators (PST) receive and prioritize all emergency and non-emergency requests for service. PST communicate with service providers to ensure community and public safety. Each PST acts as an Emergency Medical dispatcher in medical calls, as a crisis negotiator in mental health and suicidal calls as well as domestic assault calls until law enforcement arrives on the scene. Works frequently alone and must make quick decisions without direct supervision. The PST’s operate 24/7 including nights, weekends, and holiday shifts. All activities involve the use of computer technology, which requires a high level of accuracy, concentration, attention to detail, multi-tasking, and independent judgment. When acting as the Jailer, duties include, but are not limited to, supervising the health and well-being of inmates, conducting well-being checks, serving meals, and attending to all medical needs, including dispersing medication. The Jailer is accountable for tracking inmate movements and providing timely and accurate reports.