The Prairie Village Police Department is currently accepting applications to fill a full-time dispatcher position. This job requires an employee to work rotating shifts that include nights, weekends, and holidays. The City offers an excellent benefit package and employer funded insurance plans. Additional benefit information can be found on the web site. Both men and woman are encouraged to apply.
• Type:Full Time
• Salary/Pay Rate: Dispatcher I $38,930 - $58,390,
• Posted Date: 12/26/2017
Nature of Work:
Responsible for assisting police officers in effectively protecting lives and property of Prairie Village and Mission Hills residents. As such, provides a communication link between public, other agencies and police. Work involves performing duties with high degree of independence and proper judgment.
Responsibilities and Primary Duties/Functions:
• Receive all incoming police and 911 telephone calls; dispatch emergency services to location; provide radio services as required.
• Record data by typing in CAD (Computer-Aided Dispatch) system.
• Complete various computer checks requested by officers and relay response information to requesting officer.
• Maintain appropriate records and logs.
• Enter, modify and remove warrants and wants in law enforcement computer system.
• Monitor station alarms.
• Utilize and maintain recording equipment.
• Receive funds and process appropriate paperwork.
• Assist citizens regarding a wide range of information services, complaint resolution, fees, questions about Police Department regulations, City and State laws, and related matters.
• Notary Public duties.
• Perform other related duties as required.
• Monitor building security for Public Safety Center and Municipal Building.
High school diploma or equivalent. Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S. Some computer experience and the ability to type and multi-task. One year of emergency radio dispatch preferred, but not required. No felony convictions. Felony arrests and misdemeanor convictions will be subject to review if involving drug/alcohol violations, assault/battery violations, or any crime involving moral turpitude violations. Upon hire, must successful completion of the Communications Training Officer Program, demonstrating a degree of proficiency compatible with standards set for position.