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Public Safety Dispatcher - City of Midland, TX (ID: 310126)

Title Public Safety Dispatcher
Type Emergency Communications
Date Posted 2018-08-23
City / Organization City of Midland, TX
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Scope of Work:

Directs calls for service for emergency purposes and directs non-emergency inquiries.


 Essential Job Duties:
  • Answers the phone and assists citizens with requests for emergency and non-emergency services for police, fire, sheriff and emergency medical service.

  • Directs citizen inquiries and non-emergency calls to the appropriate agency or organization.

  • Dispatchers law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel and notifies support and crisis personnel as needed through the use of multi-channel radio system and computer aided dispatch system.

  • Requests and disseminates vehicle registration, driver's license, criminal history information through the use of the Texas/National Computer System (TCIC, NCIC).

  • Obtains computer information and disseminates to law enforcement officials and investigators. Enters related information into the system.

  • Sends and receive teletype information to and from related agencies.

  • Maintains records of work performed.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


 Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Ability to sit, stand and move inside the building . Employees sits at a terminal and listens to a communications headset in order to process or dispatch  calls and to complete paperwork. Must be able to communicate clearly under what, at times, could be highly complex and stressful situations. Ability to read and discern visual images that are on small liquid crystal displays and discern between multi-colored lights.


 Required Qualifications:

Ability to work with dispatch equipment and communicate with citizens and emergency personnel in highly stressful, possibly emergency situations. Employee communicates with other employees in the work group, citizens and other law enforcement agencies in order to discuss  requests for service and possible criminal activities. Will also exchange information or request assistance from other agencies and make referrals when necessary.
Ability to read and understand technical and professional manuals in order to record work activities, keep records or work with computers. Skill in the operation and maintenance of a number of office machines and equipment such as specialized computers and related information systems and two-way radio dispatch equipment. Typing speed of 38 WPM.
Will also be required to take and pass ALL tests.

  1. Keyboarding
  2. Data Entry MT
  3. Data Entry MT (Audio)
  4. Call Summarization
  5. Memory Recall-Numeric (Audio)
  6. Map Reading
  7. Spelling
  8. Sentence Clarity
  9. Reading Comprehension

 Employees work rotating shifts and gather, organize, translate and process information from various emergency callers.


Rotating Shifts; Rotating Days Off - Valid Texas Driver License.


Eligibility Standards

•       Age - at least 18 years of age

•       Education- high school diploma or GED

•       Citizenship- must be a U.S. Citizen

•       Criminal History - must not have been convicted of a Class A or higher Misdemeanor, ever, or a Class B Misdemeanor within the last 10 years.

•       Military - has not been subject to a Dishonorable Discharge or Bad Conduct Discharge

•       Medical - must have been examined and found suitable by a Physician. This may consist of a Drug Screen only.

•       Psychological - must have been examined and found suitable by a Psychologist/Psychiatrist

•       Family Violence - no Family Violence convictions

•       Training Testing - must complete required training and pass a State Licensing Exam

•       Must satisfactorily pass a polygraph examination.

•       Must satisfactorily pass a hearing test.

Job Post Expiration Date   August 31, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .