If 911 dispatch sounds like the right career path for you, here's your opportunity.

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Public Safety Telecommunicators

Evansville is seeking 911 dispatchers, and if you've ever wanted a job where you can make a difference, this is one field to look into.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics, 911 dispatchers answer requests from people who need help.  Depending on the situation the dispatcher will then send police, firefighters, emergency medical services, or even a combination of all three.


BLS.Gov goes on to say:

Public safety telecommunicators are trained to provide instruction over the phone. They often must guide callers on what to do before responders arrive. For example, they might help the caller provide first aid at the scene until emergency medical services arrive. At other times, telecommunicators may advise callers on how to remain safe while waiting for assistance.

So 911 dispatchers not only receive extremely important information, they give it as well.  If you think you have what it takes to do this extremely important job, Evansville is hiring!

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Michael J. Rivera/TSM

Evansville 911 Central Dispatch is Hiring

Evansville-Vanderburgh Central Dispatch took to Facebook to announce they are hiring for 911 Central Dispatch.  They said the next round of testing will start March 13th, so if this sounds like something you want to do, be sure to apply now!

Police dispatcher working at console

According to Evansville.gov, they are looking to hire for all shifts. Here are the qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent preferred; will consider applicants without diploma based upon experience demonstrating required abilities and skills; must be able to type 30 wpm with a 90% accuracy rate; must pass a security investigation; must be certified for IDACS/NCIC within six (6) months and must maintain certification.  Must have either one (1) year of experience in public safety dispatching, one (1) year data entry or other computer related function or one (1) year telephone operator experience.

You can check out all the information on this job, and apply through Evansville.gov, here.


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