Dial 911 or (360) 336-3131
NOW HIRING: Entry Level 911 Dispatcher/Call-Taker
Go from Ordinary to Extraordinary~!
Skagit 911 is looking for energetic and motivated individuals seeking a career in public safety!
Essential job functions include enhanced critical thinking, recent and high performing computer/keyboard skills and the ability to function in a fast paced environment.
In order to qualify for as 911 Emergency Dispatcher - Trainee, you must:
- Be a U.S. resident or authorized to work in the United States.
- Be at least 18 years old when submitting your application.
- Possess a High School Diploma, GED, or college equivalent.
- Have no pending charges for any criminal offenses or outstanding warrants of any kind.
- Not be a convicted felon.
- Be able to type at least fifty (50) words per minute.
Skagit 911 hires individuals from all walks of life! Banker, cashier, plumber, firefighter, veteran, farmer - we've hired them all! No 911 dispatching or call-taking experience required!
Accepted candidates will receive a base salary of $23.00 per hour with medical benefits as an in-house trainee. Full-time employees (non-trainees) enjoy a generous pay and benefits package; to include a salary of $23 - $30 per hour; vacation, holiday and sick leave; generous medical, dental, vision and life insurance, long term disability, retirement plans, longevity benefits, continuous training and professional development opportunities.
Applications and requirements are available at www.skagit911.us/careers.
Deadline is April 21st at 7am PST.
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Skagit 911 is an Emergency Communications Center. When you call 9-1-1 in Skagit County, you reach employees of Skagit 911. From there, Dispatchers/Call-Takers take the information you provide them and advise the appropriate law, fire, or EMS department(s). Skagit 911 provides radio dispatching for all Law Enforcement Agencies, all Fire Departments, all Emergency Medical Services in Skagit County, and even North Cascades National Parks Service.
In addition, Skagit 911's mission is to provide the most efficient means of dispatching emergency response units throughout Skagit County to better serve the citizens and protect life and property: “Respect, Protection and Safety for all in our community”.
Please be advised that the Skagit 911 Board of Directors will be holding a regular Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. via digital conference, or shortly thereafter.
Should you have any questions, please contact Krista Skonord, Executive Assistant, at (360)428-3200.
All upcoming events have been canceled due to COVID-19.
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To sign up and receive Skagit County emergency notifications, please click the "CodeRed" icon above!