This is specialized work in receiving and dispatching calls for the emergency departments within Franklin County. The employee in this position is responsible for operation of dispatch radios, computers, and telephone systems which receive and dispatch messages, a portion of which are 911 emergency calls. The Dispatcher I must act quickly, efficiently, calmly, and accurately in receiving, dispatching, and processing calls and in sending proper equipment and personnel. The employee in this position may be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. Work will be performed in accordance with the established policies, rules, regulations, guidelines and practices of the department.
Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).
How to Apply: Complete On-Line Application at Current Job Openings at www.franklincoks.org or at www.HRePartners.co Alternative application available at Human Resources.
Base Rate: $14.20 per hour depending on qualifications
Date Opened: Friday, February 1, 2019
Date to Close: Open Until Filled. Application review to begin 02/04/2019.
Position may close to applications without notice.
Hours: Rotating 12-Hour Shifts, evenings, weekends, holidays are required. Overtime may be required.
Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire; obtain and maintain valid Kansas driver’s license within six (6) months of hire.
Maintains strict confidentiality of all calls, conversations, and written materials required.
Determines nature of required assistance, location, and other pertinent information; assigns units according to standard operating procedures to ensure emergency assistance is provided quickly required.
Performs radio dispatch for emergency personnel including Police, Fire, Sheriff, Highway Patrol, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Service, Wildlife and Parks, and other agencies required.
Felonies and drug convictions will automatically disqualify candidate.
Ability to work effectively with co-workers, the public, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner, often in stressful situations and to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work is required.
Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.
Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.
Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.
Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed. Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.
The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.
Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer