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Job Title: Part-Time Public Safety Telecommunicator (Dispatcher)
Category: Part-Time
Status: Open
Part-Time Public Safety Telecommunicator (Dispatcher)
Madison County Fire Department

This position is responsible for taking emergency (including 9-1-1) phones calls, dispatching the appropriate equipment and personnel to the incident, and collecting information for reporting purposes. Individual will also be responsible for a variety of other job related tasks such as hourly weather updates, radio and pager tests, incident reports, and more.

Job Overview & Work Activities:
Applicants for this position must exhibit a willingness to work any shift assignment, work holidays, weekends, and overtime as required. Applicants should also possess the ability to handle a high volume of emergency calls with tact, good judgement, initiative, and speed. The applicant needs to be responsible, diligent, thorough, be able to speak clearly and concisely, and be able to exercise good judgement under demanding circumstances while maintaining a professional demeanor. Individuals in this position must also be self-motivated and should possess the ability to be able to work alone.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, and must have a H.S. Diploma, or G.E.D. Applicants must be willing to complete on-line classes as part of the training process, and must also be willing to do additional classes to maintain certification as outlined by state requirements.

Physical Demands:
Individual must be able to sit for long periods of time, and be able to remain alert for long periods of time. Shifts are generally eight (8) hours in length, but may often be as long as sixteen (16) hours, so individuals must be able to stay awake and alert during each shift.

Tools/Equipment Used:
This position requires the use of multiple computers including: desktop, moducom phone and radio system, mapping system, etc. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is a plus. Most software is specific to the position, and will be taught in the training process.

To apply for this position, please complete a Madison County Government Application and return it to Human Resources, 100 East Main, Suite 303, Jackson, TN 38301.
Publication Date/Time:
4/24/2018 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Filled

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