Grand Rapids Police Department looking to hire Police Dispatchers

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Police Department has put out the help wanted sign.Police Dispatch

They are seeking to hire Police Dispatchers. This is technical and highly responsible work in maintaining public safety communications networks in the emergency communications center.

Employees in this classification are responsible on an assigned shift for the retrieval, processing, verification, origination, and relay of law enforcement information via two-way radios, computer terminals, telephones, and typed/written messages.

This work is performed under general supervision; however, employees are required to recognize the situations that require assistance from other personnel. Some knowledge of the electronic systems utilized by this position is required.After specific training, an Emergency Communications Operator I (ECO I) must also meet the requirements of ECO II (Police Dispatcher) and ECO III (Fire Dispatcher).

Minimum Training and Experience:

Graduation from high school and experience in the operation of two-way communication equipment and/or computer terminals; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Positions are open to the general public to apply.


Written Test 30%
Performance Test 40%
Oral Appraisal 30%
Background Investigation Pass/Fail
Medical Evaluation Pass/Fail

PLEASE NOTE: All communication regarding this position will be done via email. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email address is up-to-date on your account profile.

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Job Title: Emergency Communications Operator I (Full Time & Part Time Positions)
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 12/29/14 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $18.47 – $23.54 Hourly
$38,413.00 – $48,958.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: City Hall 300 Monroe NW GR MI, Michigan

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