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911 Dispatcher (Entry-Level)
SALARY & BENEFITS
Hourly Rate: $23.78 (Trainee rate); $24.50 (Step 1 Dispatcher rate)
- Dental and health insurance
- Retirement through WA DRS, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance
- Personal time off starting at 176 hours per year plus 8 hours of sick leave per month
- Holiday premium pay (1.5 x rate), holiday premium overtime pay (2 x rate)
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION
The 911 Dispatcher will receive and process emergency and non-emergency calls from the public while actively determining the nature, location, priority of the emergency in accordance with Skagit 911’s Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs). Dispatchers work with emergency personnel to protect the lives, health, safety and property of the public by expeditiously receiving, analyzing, interpreting evaluating and prioritizing emergent and non-emergent information via the telephone, text to 911, radio, computer, and alarms. Successful performance of the job requires attention to detail, integrity, and resilience. Tasks must be efficiently and effectively performed with a minimum of supervision and a high level of proficiency as they directly impact Skagit County’s citizens, visitors and first responders.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will possess high-performing computer/keyboard skills, a commitment to teamwork, desire to serve others, strong critical thinking skills, and the ability to excel in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Baristas, bank tellers, restaurant and fast-food industry workers, and/or those with military experience typically pick up the required job skills and training the quickest, but several different kinds of people work at Skagit 911!
Skagit 911 will be accepting applications up until June 1st at 7am.
To be considered for this position, please apply using this link: https://form.jotform.com/Skagit911/skagit-911-dispatcher-application
Skagit 911 will be having an Open House on April 25th at 6:30pm! The address is 2911 E College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Skagit 911 and what it is like being a 911 Emergency Dispatcher!
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, 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 email Skagit 911's hiring team at Hiring@skagit911.us