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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Job Opportunity: Lateral Dispatcher (9-1-1)

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DispatcherLooking for a secure career with purpose where your efforts benefit your community and neighbors?  If you’re committed to personal growth and public service, the City of Grants Pass has an opportunity for you to join our team as a Lateral Dispatcher.  Our dispatch center provides services for City police, EMS, and five fire agencies in Josephine County.


Lateral Incentives Available

  • Step at hire: Based on years worked as a certified, full-time dispatcher.   Please inquire with Human Resources for more information.  You can reach out to humanresources@grantspassoregon.gov or 541-450-6050.

In addition to base salary, incentives available to Dispatchers include:

•Associates Degree - 2.5%

•Bachelor Degree - 5.0%

•Second Language - 1.25%

•DPSST Intermediate Certificate - 2.50%

•DPSST Advanced Certificate - 2.50%

Note:  Associates Degree is not cumulative. 

Successful applicants will have strong keyboarding skills, outstanding interpersonal and judgment skills and the ability to multi-task during intense situations and high volume workloads. Incumbents are responsible for answering emergency 9-1-1 and non-emergency telephone calls and directing appropriate and timely resources.  Responsibilities include prioritizing calls, tracking unit status, and dispatching emergency personnel to crime scenes and calls for service.

Our Police Department is a 24-7 operation and all candidates will be required to work nights, weekends, rotating shifts and holidays.

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