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Update (6/2/20 at 8:27am): Skagit 911 is currently accepting applications for the position of Entry-Level 911 Call-Taker/Dispatcher (trainee).  Please note that due to funding limitations and State restrictions, there may be delays in the process.  Please watch your email closely after submitting an application.  We will be communicating solely by email through the hiring process.

Skagit 911's 38th Hiring Process for 911 Dispatcher/Call-Taker - June 2020

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 an Entry-Level 911 Call-Taker/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. 


FOR CURRENT OR PREVIOUS DISPATCHERS.  If you currently work or have worked at a 911 center in the United States within the last two years and have at least three years of experience, you may be classified as a Lateral Dispatcher/Calltaker.  Skagit 911 is always open to speaking with Lateral Dispatchers/Calltakers.  If you would like to know more or wish to apply for a position at Skagit 911, please call or email Krista Skonord, Executive Assistant at (360) 428-3203 or


Employment Application

Before you begin, you will need:

A Resume.

A Typing Certificate (50 WPM is the minimum required before submitting an application).  Instructions: Click Here.

A Signed Waiver and Preliminary Background Investigation Form.

If you have any questions, please call Skagit 911 at (360) 428-3203 or email

Job Description Here: Entry-Level Calltaker/Dispatcher

Please fill out the embedded application form below.