Dakota County
Full Time

• Ability to sit or stand as to answer phones and use computer equipment on a continuous basis.• Ability to type and hear as to quickly gather information from callers, enter information in the CAD system and assign appropriate emergency units simultaneously.

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Public Safety Telecommunicator

Dakota County
Full Time Dakota County, MN, USA
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Overview

General Description

POSTING TYPE: Open-competitive
DEPARTMENT: Dakota 911
LOCATION: Dakota 911 Building, Rosemount
SALARY: $55,868/annual
CLOSE DATE: The posting will remain open until all available position are filled.

This is a non-Dakota County recruitment. To review the full job description and to submit an application visit .  All materials will be collected by the Dakota 911.  

Dakota 911 Public Safety Telecommunicators answer incoming emergency and non-emergency calls, collect pertinent information, dispatch appropriate public safety units to the scene and provide follow-up communications and assistance to field personnel.

** All questions should be directed to Jennifer Hildebrandt at 651-322-8660 or .** 
Minimum Qualifications


• High school diploma or GED.
• Ability to type 35 words per minute.
• Must possess or obtain certifications including, but not limited to State of Minnesota Terminal Operations, CPR, Emergency Fire Dispatch and Emergency Medical Dispatch.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• 2 years of experience in a customer service position
• 1 year experience in dispatching, public safety or call center
• Associate’s Degree

Duties & Responsibilities

• Answer and respond to incoming calls received in the dispatch communications center and dispatch units including police, fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel to emergency and non-emergency situations.
• Actively listen and ask appropriate questions of callers to effectively prioritize the call and determine the necessary response.
• Provide ongoing updates to responding field personnel as information is received.
• Monitor and record all emergency radio traffic, emphasizing officer and emergency personnel safety.
• Utilize Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) system to process EMS calls.
• Utilize Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) system to process fire calls.
• Enter and maintain accurate and timely data in the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.
• Retrieve information on driver’s license, vehicle registration, warrants and other pertinent information from local, state and federal computer information systems.
• Contact emergency service organizations, public works crews and utility companies as directed.
• Enter, process and retrieve information from the computer system as needed or requested.
• Efficiently and effectively operate communication center equipment and technology. Document and report malfunctions of equipment and software applications on a timely basis to supervisor or technical staff.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as apparent or assigned.
• Work shifts as required including nights, weekends and holidays.
• Work overtime as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment

• Ability to sit or stand as to answer phones and use computer equipment on a continuous basis.
• Ability to type and hear as to quickly gather information from callers, enter information in the CAD system and assign appropriate emergency units simultaneously.
• Ability to prioritize calls, make quick, reliable decisions and dispatch the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
• Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the public, co-workers and other agencies.
• Ability to monitor and understand information being received from many sources simultaneously.
• Ability to learn and apply knowledge of geographic maps, resources, businesses, intersections and other landmarks in Dakota County.
• Ability to handle stress and work in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to draw reasonable and logical conclusions from information which may be disjointed or incomplete.
• Working knowledge of dispatching equipment including computer software and databases used in an emergency communications center.

This is a non-Dakota County recruitment. To review the full job description and to submit an application visit .  All materials will be collected and questions answered by Dakota 911.  

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