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City of Kettering
Kettering, Ohio, United States (on-site)
3 hours ago
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City of Kettering
Kettering, Ohio, United States (on-site)
30 days ago
City of Kettering
Kettering, Ohio, United States
(on-site)
Member Company
3 hours ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
Salary
$28.39 - $37.41
Min Experience
1-2 Years
Min Education
H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Required Travel
None
Salary - Type
Hourly Wage
Job Function
Telecommunicator/Dispatcher/Call Taker

Description

The City of Kettering is recruiting for experienced candidates to fill current and future full-time Dispatcher vacancies in our
Police/Fire Dispatch Center. This position is responsible for the effective, efficient operation of the Public Safety emergency
communications equipment. Dispatchers may work independently or under general supervision. The Public Safety Dispatcher
works with at least two other dispatchers during the normal shift and performs other related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE POSITION:

Duties include receiving incoming calls, obtaining essential data, evaluating the situation and initiating the appropriate
responses. Dispatchers have a high visibility for their actions and decisions as performance is recorded. All dispatchers
must be available for assignment to any shift covering the 24-hour period of operation, including holidays and weekends.
Dispatcher work is stationary and requires sitting at a console for extended periods. Dispatchers must obtain a thorough
operating knowledge of the Ohio Law Enforcement Automated Data Systems (LEADS) or other required computer systems,
including Emergency Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), and must be able to code messages, enter messages or inquire into
the system as necessary. Public Safety Dispatchers must also perform Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD), giving postdispatch
instructions to callers in order to aid persons needing medical assistance and as such must be proficient in EMD
methods and practices and show proficiency in use of EMD practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or its equivalent is required, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides
the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Applicants must have a minimum of one-year continuous service as a Public Safety
Dispatcher occurring within the past two years and must have successfully completed their probationary period. Candidates
must have knowledge of contemporary electronic emergency communications and records equipment in the response to
citizens’ calls for both emergency and non-emergency assistance. Applicants must have excellent listening and retention skills, a
clear speaking voice and possess logical thought process. Applicants must have the ability to work well under pressure and have
the ability to learn the operation of Kettering’s Dispatch Center. Candidates must exhibit the ability to remain calm in emergency
situations, deal pleasantly with irate and emotional callers and maintain efficient operations at all times.
Candidates must be available to work hours in addition to a normal shift. Candidates may also be required to ride along in
a marked patrol car with a Patrol Officer or ride in various fire apparatus with a Firefighter/Paramedic to gain familiarity with
police/fire procedures and to gain knowledge of the geography of the City. Due to the nature of the work, all candidates will be
required to submit to a comprehensive police background investigation, including but not limited to polygraph examinations,
medical examination, drug screen and a psychological assessment prior to appointment.

COMPENSATION:

Pay Range $28.39 – $37.41/hour; contingent upon the candidate’s related skills, knowledge and abilities. Comprehensive
benefits include medical and dental insurance, attractive retirement plan, vacation leave, sick leave, holiday pay and other
fringe benefits.

TO APPLY:

Please use our on-line application portal at www.ketteringoh.org/jobs by 11:59 p.m. on June 2, 2024 to complete an
application and submit a resume and cover letter. For more information about this position and the City of Kettering please
visit www.ketteringoh.org.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



Job ID: 73166479
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