PS Telecommunicator I (Law Dispatcher – Thu/Fri/Sat Nights)

May 2, 2021
Charleston, SC
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Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center is looking for individuals with strong customer service skills wanting to serve their community. 9-1-1 is a challenging, yet gratifying career. Make a difference and earn a competitive income and excellent benefits package working in a fast-paced, public safety environment. No experience necessary. Come Save Lives With Us!

STARTING HOURLY RATE: $16.23 increases to $17.41, after successful completion of training program. Experienced candidates will start at a higher rate based on years and type of experience. This is a full-time position eligible for benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE: Submitted applications are reviewed by the hiring department, on a going basis, prior to the APPLICATION DEADLINE OF: FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 or earlier if filled.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will dispatch calls for service for law enforcement Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Shift Requirements:
Law Dispatchers in this position will work 5:45 pm to 6:00 am (12.25 hour shift) Thursday, Friday and Saturday, including holidays that fall on these permanently scheduled days. Voluntary overtime is available. Employees are expected to report to work as called upon during emergencies, and be prepared to stay during the duration of the event.

Mandatory classroom training for this position will be held Monday through Friday during the day for a period of approximately 9 weeks. On-the-job training shifts will be 5:45 pm to 6:00 am Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and chosen candidate will remain on this shift once released to work independently.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have a positive attitude and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate well to a diverse group of people.

  • No marijuana use within the last year, no other drug use within the last three years
  • Must be willing to work a 12.25 hour shift from 5:45 pm to 6:00 am (12.25 hour shift) Thursday, Friday and Saturday, including holidays.
  • Able to report to work as instructed during emergency situations and be prepared to stay during the duration of the event
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a High School Diploma or the equivalent
  • Must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or possess an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Must have no felony convictions; misdemeanors will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
  • Demonstrate the ability to type a minimum of 35 words per minute (WPM) or 10,500 key strokes per hour (KPH)
  • Complete computer aptitude test and applicant performance assessment
  • Pass a background investigation which will include driving record, employment history, employment, education, and training verification, illegal conduct (drug use, etc.), reference check, and polygraph examination.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical and psychological evaluation
  • Be able to successfully complete Level IV CJIS Security Awareness Training within 6 months of date of hire, and maintain the certification.

Closing Date/Time: 5/28/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

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