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Dispatcher

Summary

Dispatching of police, medical and fire services on a county-wide basis.  Calls for services received from various police agencies and  E911 system.  Operate police radio system, national crime computer system, E911 computer system and other small business machines.  Receive, secure and disseminate information to and from police officers, police agencies, citizens and other emergency public agencies. Performs other duties, as required. Including, but not limited to, miscellaneous Boone County Jail Duties. i.e. searches, change-outs etc. 




Boone County is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.   Discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state or local laws is prohibited.

Essential Functions

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge is qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive manner.
  • Ability to take initiative. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to problem - solve.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Ability to concentrate in a diverse work setting.
  • Sound judgment and decision – making abilities.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to function under high stress.
  • Ability to follow directions correctly.
  • Test weather sirens in Madrid, Ogden, Boone, and Rural Boone County towns on the first Monday of every month.
  • Test Pages nightly at 1800 hours for all agencies in Boone County.
  • Perform monthly validations of records maintained within the State and NCIC systems, required by Technology Services and the Department of Public Safety.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

  • Extensive periods of sitting.
  • Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • Constant reaching, dexterity, talking, hearing, near and far sight acuity, depth perception, concentration, judgment and writing ability.
  • Intermittent handling, feeling, depth perception and field of vision. Must be able to see in color.
  • Moderate exposure to wet and or humid conditions, noise intensity level, confined spaces and dirt / dust.
  • Pressure / stress of receiving / transmitting telecommunications messages.
  • On occasion messages may be of “shocking” nature.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

To be completed within six (6) months of employment:

  • CPR and AED Certifications
  • Iowa / NCIC Certification through Technology Services
  • 40 Hour Basic Telecommunicator Class at ILEA
  • EMD Certification

Department
Communications Center

Salary
$23.85 - $28.06/hour

Status
Part time

Location
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave, Boone

Posted
6/27/2023

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Mission Statement

The mission of Boone County is to be accountable to its citizens in providing innovative and high-quality government services in an economical, fair, professional, and courteous manner to enhance and protect the health, welfare, and safety of those who live and work in Boone County.