Employment

Employment opportunity advertisements will be included in the monthly newsletter and on the web site. Please submit your advertisement in the format listed below and send your request to Jay Atwood by email at jatwood(at)spokanecity.org or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

 

RiverCom 911 (Wenatchee, Washington)
Operations Manager

Closes: August 9, 2013


RiverCom 911 is seeking an energetic and motivated individual to fill the position of Operations Manager. The Operations Manager is responsible to manage the day to day operations of a medium-sized Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) located in Wenatchee, Washington. This appointed position reports to the Director and assists with determining agency priorities and direction as well as developing goals and plans for the Operations Division within the agency. A full job description that includes job duties and functions, physical requirements, required skills and characteristics, required qualifications and other requirements is contained on the RiverCom web site. Please visit this website link for more information and complete job posting.

(ad placed 7/17/13)



Snohomish County Emergency Radio System SERS (Everett, Washington)
Radio System Manager

Closes: July 28, 2013 is first review, position open until filled


Please visit this website link for more information and complete job posting.

(ad placed 7/17/13)



University of Washington Police Department (Seattle, Washington)
Police Dispatcher

Closes: August 5, 2013


Please visit http://www.uw.edu/jobs
Updated: July 12, 2013

The University of Washington Police Department is currently hiring for Police Dispatcher. All testing through National Testing Network must be completed by August 5, 2013. Applications to UWPD must be completed online by August 5, 2013.Salary Information: $3,478 to $4,679/month Benefit Information:
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website. Contact Person: Lt. Craig Wilson craigw@uw.edu.

To schedule testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on FIND JOBS and then EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882 or 425-423-9922. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook.

(ad placed 7/17/13)


I-COM 911(Oak Harbor, Washington)
Dispatcher Lateral Entry

Closes: July 25, 2013 5 pm


We are hiring a Dispatcher Lateral Entry. Please Click this link for more information and complete job posting.

(ad placed 7/17/13)



Lincoln County Civil Service (Davenport, Washington)
Communications/Corrections Deputy

Closes: July 29, 2013


The LCSO is hiring a Communications/Corrections Deputy. Please Click this link for more information and complete job posting.

(ad placed 6/30/13)


 

Snohomish County Emergency Radio Systems (SERS) (Everett, Washington)
Communications Specialists

Closes: July 28, 2013


The Radio System Manager will provide ongoing system management under the oversight of the SERS Board and will supervise the work activities of six fulltime employees. Additionally, the Manager will be responsible for developing and managing the annual operating budget which is currently approximately $2.3 million.

Candidates should have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience operating and maintaining a two-way radio system and at least two years of senior management level responsibility for a two-way radio services organization or any equivalent combination of education and management/supervisory experience with radio systems and radio communications services/maintenance organizations or public safety organizations. Please click this link for more information and complete job posting.

(ad placed 6/30/13)


 
King County Sheriff's Office (Renton, Washington)
Communications Specialists

Closes: Open until filled


KCSO is hiring for 9-1-1 Communications Specialists…please share the word! Click this link for more information and complete job posting.

(ad placed 5/1/13)


 

South Sound 911 (Tacoma, Washington)
Various openings
Closes: Open until filled


Communication Support Officer, Communication Officer, Dispatcher:
Please visit our website for more information and how to apply!

Client Services Technician:
Please visit our website for more information and how to apply!

Information Technology Technician:
Please visit our website for more information and how to apply!

(ads placed 4/4/13)


 

Skagit 911 (Mount Vernon, Washington)
Lead Radio Technician
Closes: Open until filled


Skagit 911 is located in Mount Vernon, Washington and provides call taking and dispatch services to all residents of Skagit County in support of emergency fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services incidents. It supports 9 radio console positions, with authorized agency staffing of 55 employees. In other work environments this position may also be referred to as a Telecommunications Specialist or TelCom.
For more details, please visit our website at: http://www.skagit911.com/New/Employment.html


 
Sunnyside PD (Sunnyside, Washington)
Communication Officer
Closes: Open until filled

Please visit our website at: http://www.ci.sunnyside.wa.us

The City of Sunnyside is currently hiring for Communications Officers. Testing with National Testing Network (NTN) will continue until the position is filled. Salary Information: 2013: $3,249 - $3,950 per month DOQ / plus full benefits. Description: Under direct supervision of the Jail Administrator and also reports to the Support Corporals as directed or assigned. Under general supervision receives emergency and non-emergency requests for law enforcement assistance. Evaluates the information provided to determine the appropriate jurisdiction, equipment and personnel to be dispatched. Operates a variety of electronic equipment to successfully dispatch the appropriate emergency response. Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicants must successfully pass background check, polygraph, psychological evaluation must successfully pass background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Applications and complete job description available at City of Sunnyside, 818 E. Edison Ave, Attn: HR, Sunnyside, WA 98944. The City of Sunnyside is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Please visit our website for more information on job requirements.

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and select FIND JOBS and then EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS. Select the department and then read over all the department information and requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, follow National Testing Network on Facebook. (ad placed 3/13/13)


 

Grays Harbor County Department of Public Services (Montesano, Washington)
Journeyman Communications Technician
Closes: Open until filled

 

THE GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY Department of Public Services, Equipment Rental & Revolving Division has an opening for a Journeyman Communications Technician with a salary of $4180 - 4249. This position assists in the installation and maintenance of all two-way radio systems, microwave radio systems, sirens, and other electronic equipment for Grays Harbor County. Maintains and repairs repeaters and wire-line base station systems, portable radios, intercoms, video systems, and paging equipment. Installs, maintains, and repairs two-way radio systems in all types of emergency equipment and heavy equipment for Grays Harbor County entities. Programs electronic equipment using programming software or terminal emulation on a personal computer. Climbs communication towers following current safety regulations. Assists in the development and maintenance of radio sites. Participates in on-call coverage rotation 24 hours a day/7days per week to provide emergency repairs of essential electronic equipment.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED equivalent, valid Washington State Driver’s license and acceptable driving record, General Class Radio License, 3 years experience as a Communications Technician. Applications may be obtained from and must be returned with a current resume and cover letter to Marilyn Lewis, HR Manager, GHC Management Services, 100 W. Broadway, Suite 33, Montesano, WA 98563, phone number (360) 249-4144. Applications and complete job description are also available for download off our website at www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us. Open until filled. GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. (ad placed 3/5/13)


 

Multi Agency Communications Center MACC (Moses Lake, Washington)
Director
Closes: Open until filled

 

The Director is responsible for developing, reviewing and evaluating existing policies, procedures, and work methods by means of periodic and special studies, and directs installation of improved work methods and procedures to ensure achievement of Center objectives. Develops standards and methods for measurement of Center activities, interprets and transmits policies of the Board to User Agencies, Center personnel, outside agencies, and also assures compliance with adopted policies. Directs preparation of the annual budget for control of expenditures for the Center and recommends appropriate fee schedules. Reports monthly to the Board concerning various phases of the Center's operations and its financial condition. Meets with department directors to coordinate their activities and formulate various programs of the Center. Serves as the 911 Coordinator for Grant County. Please visit our website at: http://www.macc911.org/home.html. Download the job description in PDF format.


 

NORCOM Communications (Bellevue, Washington)
Telecommunicator
Closes: Open until filled

 

Compensation Range:
$45,264 - $59,916 yearly

Testing for the current round of hiring must be completed by June 1, 2013. Please fill out an online application for Dispatch at govjobstoday.com if you are interested in applying for the Telecommunicator openings. You must have a completed application and an invitation from NORCOM to test with National Testing Network for this position. Please visit the NORCOM website for more information: www.norcom.org.


 

SNOPAC 911 (Snohomish County, Washington)
911 Call Taker
Closes: Open Continuously

 

OVERVIEW: SNOPAC 9-1-1 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of 9-1-1 Call Taker. The 9-1-1 Call Taker is responsible for efficiently receiving 9-1-1 calls from the public and relaying public safety information by operating a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) terminal. Work is performed under supervision of a Supervisor within the prescribed rules, regulations and policies set forth by the SNOPAC Board of Directors. The salary range for this position is $3,674 - $4,089 per month.

TO APPLY: SNOPAC uses Public Safety Testing (PST) for Telecommunicator recruiting. Please visit their website at http://www.PublicSafetyTesting.com and you will be able to fill out your application online and select the testing date, time and location most convenient for you. For further information, call toll-free 1-866-HIRE-911.

More information about SNOPAC and a full job description, including illustrative examples of work can be obtained from our website at www.snopac911.us. SNOPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Sunnyside Police Department (Sunnyside, Washington)
Corrections/Communication Officer
Closes: Testing will continue until the position is filled

 

The City of Sunnyside is currently hiring for 1 Corrections/Communications Officer. Testing will continue until the position is filled. Salary Information: $3,155 - $3,834 per month DOQ / plus full benefits

Description: Under direct supervision of the Support Staff Sergeant and also reports to the Support Corporals as directed or assigned. Under general supervision receives emergency and non-emergency requests for law enforcement assistance. Evaluates the information provided to determine the appropriate jurisdiction, equipment and personnel to be dispatched. Operates a variety of electronic equipment to successfully dispatch the appropriate emergency response. Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicants must successfully pass background check, polygraph, psychological evaluation must successfully pass background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Applications and complete job description available at City of Sunnyside, 818 E. Edision Ave, Attn: HR, Sunnyside, WA 98944.

The City of Sunnyside is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Job Requirements: Age: 21 years of age, US Citizen, High School Grad/GED, Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License, Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes. Bilingual preferred.

Academy Certification: Must possess or obtain and maintain all licenses, registration and/or certifications needed to successfully perform the duties of dispatcher including ACCESS and First Aid/CPR.

Prior Experience: Experience in a public safety communications or dispatch facility is preferred.

Minimum Requirements: •One year work experience in a fast-paced and multi-tasked public contact environment (e.g. bank teller, waiter) or a public safety communications environment. Must have computer and telephone work experience, Possess good oral and written communication skills, excellent, effective listening skills, and the ability to speak English clearly and distinctly at all times, despite extreme stress, Must be able to type accurately and efficiently enter data, Must be able to type accurately at a minimum of 30 words per minute. Must be able to work any assigned shift, including day, swing or graveyard and work all days of the week including weekends and holidays; and overtime as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:Practices, principles and procedures of law enforcement and criminal investigation, Modern methods and techniques used in the prevention, investigation, and suppression of criminal activities, Records retention requirements, The rights of suspects and defendants, Safety regulations and procedures and practice in law enforcement, City, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to police service, Supervisory principles, practices and methods.

To sign-up for Sunnyside and/or other NTN departments, go to: www.NationalTestingNetwork.com and select the main category of jobs-- “Find Jobs/Emergency Communications Jobs,” and then select the department(s) by clicking on to the box at the left of each position. Read all the department information and job requirements and if qualified click on to “I Qualify” at the bottom of each of their page(s). Select the location of your test and schedule your test date(s) and time(s) on our calendar (different calendars for each facility). Yakima and Everett have testing facilities available in Washington. If you have any questions, please call us at 866-563-3882 and leave a message with your phone number (say it twice).


 

Kitsap County (Washington)
Emergency Telecommunicator (911 Dispatcher) - Lateral
Closes: Open Continuously

 

The incumbent performs responsible telecommunications work in the reception and transmission of E9-1-1 telephone and radio emergency medical, fire and law enforcement service calls, and complaints and inquiries from the public. Using a computerized telephone system and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, the incumbent is responsible for evaluating information to determine jurisdiction, equipment and personnel to be dispatched. Qualifications require two years of recent (within last five years) experience as a telecommunicator/dispatcher in a high-volume police, fire or emergency medical dispatch facility with enhanced 911 and computer-aided dispatch. Recent, successful completion of CENCOM's internal Law Enforcement dispatch training program and sufficient demonstration of radio dispatch skills may be substituted for the experience requirement. For complete information or to apply visit http://www.kitsapgov.com/jobline/.


 

City of Puyallup
Public Safety Dispatcher Lateral Entry
Closes: Open Continuously

 

Salary: $20.54 - $30.02 Hourly
$3,560.26 - $5,203.16 Monthly
$42,723.12 - $62,437.92 Annually

Job Type: Full-time
Location: Comm Center 1531 39th AVE SE, Puyallup, Washington
Department: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

This is public safety dispatching work on an enhanced 911 system. Employees in this classification are responsible for operating a variety of technical communications equipment, to include computer aided dispatching equipment used to receive and transmit information relative to City, law enforcement, fire, ambulance service, public works and a variety of other public assistance requests. Work involves receiving and carefully screening calls to determine appropriate type and level of assistance required and deploying City law enforcement, fire and public works personnel. Employees are required to frequently perform under considerable stress situations and use discretionary judgment when emergency situations arise, especially when multiple assistance calls are received simultaneously. Work includes the performance of a variety of recording and office support tasks associated with communication centers and the departments served. Errors in dispatch work can cause, at minimum, delays in getting emergency assistance to citizens. Work requires careful attention to detail, keen hearing/listening abilities, effective eye-hand coordination and the ability to concentrate on and perform several tasks simultaneously. Employees work various shifts for 24-hour coverage and are subject to call-back and mandatory overtime. Please view this link for more information and to apply.


 

Washington State Patrol Communications Division
Communications Officer and 911 Call Receiver
Closes: Continuous

 

The Washington State Patrol Communications Division is recruiting for entry level and lateral Communications Officers (dispatcher) and 911 Call Receivers to fill vacancies as they occur in our 8 dispatch centers statewide. For more information go to http://www.wsp.wa.gov/employment/communications.htm  



Redmond Police Department 
Dispatcher Lateral & Entry Level Open until filled 

 

Monthly Salary Range (Lateral)- $3,265 - $4,177
Please view their website: http://www.redmond.gov/Government/Employment/EmploymentOpportunities/ for more information. Continuous. Entry Level, please view the following website: http://www.publicsafetytesting.com/