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911 Dispatcher

Posted: 07/07/2022

Salary: NEW STARTING WAGE! Minimum starting wage is $19.35/hr, with an additional $.75 shift differential from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Sign-On and Retention Bonus: $2,000 total bonus paid in three installments during the first two years of employment.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and possess high school diploma or GED. Ability to meet the minimum standards for employment as outlined in South Dakota Codified Laws Chapter 34-45 and South Dakota Administrative Rules Article 2:05. Must be able to type 35 wpm with accuracy. Complete background check, drug screening, physical and hearing test required.

Preferred Qualifications: Current certification as a South Dakota Basic 911 Telecommunicator, certified in Emergency Medical Dispatching and CPR, and certification as a Full-Use NCIC Operator. Residence within 30 minutes response time of the 911 Communications Center.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must obtain certification as a South Dakota Basic 911 Telecommunicator, certification in Emergency Medical Dispatching and CPR, and certification as a Full-Use NCIC Operator within one year of hire.

Description: Responsible for providing emergency and non-emergency response to public requests for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services. Must be able to multitask and remain calm under stressful conditions. A high degree of confidentiality is required. Hours to be determined but may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance (County pays 95% premium for employee coverage), Vision (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Life Insurance (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), SDRS Retirement (6% county match), Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Holidays, Longevity

Applications: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application and the South Dakota 911 Telecommunicator Application and the Supplemental 911 Applicant Questions. Applications may be completed through the Madison Job Service Office or e-mailed directly to Shelli Gust, Human Resources Specialist at shelligust@lake.sd.gov. Position is open until filled.