Telecommunicator/911 Dispatch

Appleton, WI
Outagamie County Sheriff

Salary: $25.40 – $33.14 Hourly.

Position Summary:

As part of the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office the Telecommunicator is involved in all aspects of public safety in Outagamie County. Our mission is to work in partnership with our community and other public service agencies to protect and serve the citizens of Outagamie County. Our Communications Center is a fast-moving dynamic team where success is defined by public and responder safety. If you’re passionate about public safety and helping those in emergencies, we need dedicated professionals to join us and make an impact in our community.

Essential Functions:

  • Answers 911 emergency phone calls, dispatching appropriate police, fire, medical, or other emergency units.
  • Answers non-emergency calls, providing information to caller.
  • Accesses computerized information, retrieving and analyzing data and providing to staff.
  • Maintains radio contact with law enforcement, fire, and ambulance units within Outagamie County.
  • Operates the Time System and personal computer in a proficient manner to obtain driver information, vehicle registration, warrants, etc.; properly interprets records; provides information to officers.
  • Monitors alarm and weather systems, dispatching staff accordingly.
  • Provides Emergency Medical Dispatch service to callers until emergency units arrive.
  • Maintains and updates records, including all components of the 911 database.
  • Reports necessary maintenance and operational needs to appropriate personnel, following department guidelines.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance, works overtime/extra hours as required.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  • Post hire requirements include successful completion of physical agility test; psychological test, post-offer physical evaluation and/or other tests to aid in determining fitness for employment.
  • Telecommunicator Certification course desired.
  • Law, Fire, or EMS background desired.
  • Any combination of education or experience that provide knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties.
  • Knowledge of computer software applications.
  • Ability to maintain composure and exercise good3 judgment in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated reliability in attendance and flexibility to work hours.
  • Ability to work semi independently and make sound decisions using good judgment.
  • Ability to type accurately.
  • Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of geographical area of Outagamie County and Fox Cities.