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Telecommunicator/911 Operator – part time (continuous posting)

Applications accepted on a continuous basis.

The City of Effingham Police Department is seeking candidates to serve as Part-Time Police Telecommunicator/9-1-1 Operator. Part-time telecommunicators work an average of 15-18 hours/week, with a starting wage of $18.00/hour. Increases to $18.50/hour after successfully completing a 6-month probationary period.


  • Receives and processes incoming calls for police, fire, and emergency medical services via the 9-1-1 system
  • Maintains radio contact with police, fire, and EMS units
  • Documents all calls and contacts into a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system
  • Operates myriad software and intergovernmental data systems
  • Communicates with the public via the telephone and through personal contacts; • Prioritizes requests for assistance and provides emergency instructions to citizen callers
  • Maintains records, reports, and logs in conformity with regulations and agency policy
  • Other miscellaneous, related duties.

Minimum qualifications

  • High school education or equivalent; three (3) to six (6) months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications

  • Twelve (12) or more months of related experience or training
  • Certifications in EMD, CPR, LEADS, NIMS, bloodborne pathogens/HAZMAT


Billie Bales, Communications Manager


To apply for this job please visit www.effinghamil.com.

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