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911 Emergency Dispatcher - City of Lancaster, TX (ID: 315493)

Title 911 Emergency Dispatcher
Type Emergency Communications
Date Posted 2018-11-01
City / Organization City of Lancaster, TX
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Receives and dispatches emergency and routine calls for police, fire, ambulance, and other emergency services by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives and screens incoming calls for law enforcement, fire, medical, or other emergency services.
  • Questions callers to determine location and seriousness of emergency and response needed.
  • Enters information into computer-aided dispatch system.
  • Operates two-way radio and/or other communications equipment to dispatch police, fire, medical, and other personnel and equipment and to relay instructions or information to remote units.
  • Provides pre-arrival instructions to caller.
  • Coordinates police, fire, ambulance, and other emergency requests, relaying instructions to closest and most suitable units available.
  • Relays information between hospital staff and emergency medical technicians at site or in ambulance.
  • Provides preliminary first aid instructions before paramedic truck or ambulance arrives.
  • Transmits and receives messages between divisions of own agency and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Monitors silent alarm systems, remote cameras, and other systems used to detect illegal entry and maintain security.
  • Contacts police officers to verify assignment locations, monitors dispatched units and, when necessary, serves as liaison with caller. 
  • Enters, updates, and retrieves information from a variety of computer systems.
  • Answers or forwards non-emergency requests for assistance.
  • Tests communications and alarm equipment and backup systems to ensure serviceability.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or GED and a combination of one year of clerical; computer operation; heavy telephone/public contact or related experience. Thirty (30) semester hours of college credit may substitute for one year of required experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

TLET Operator’s Certification preferred but not required.


Starting at $18.33/hourly

Job Post Expiration Date   October 31, 2019

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