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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Opportunity: Dispatcher (9-1-1)

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Dispatcher standing at his workstation with multiple screens in front of him.Want to be the FIRST first-responder to help your community in times of need?  If so, you need to be a Grants Pass 9-1-1 Dispatcher.  We are looking to hire individuals who can excel during high stress scenarios while recognizing the importance of providing calm, compassionate service to colleagues and the public in times of extreme need.  To be considered for this amazing career opportunity, apply today. 

9-1-1 Dispatchers are skilled at multi-tasking, type 40 wpm, and speak clearly while working under pressure.  Dispatchers put their heart into serving citizens during some of their most challenging times. 

Benefits:  911 Dispatchers receive full-family medical for less than $200 per month, PERS retirement with the City contributing the employer and employee portion of contributions, health reimbursement account, life insurance and long term disability.

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

Questions regarding this role may be directed to:  humanresources@grantspassoregon.gov.

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