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Employment Opportunities
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER Print E-mail

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The City of Ashland is accepting applications for the position of

PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER

for Boyd County 911 (RPSCC-Ashland)


Duties and Responsibilities: Receive, prioritize, and relay requests for assistance from the public to emergency responders facilitating a safe and efficient response to prevent the loss of life, minimize injury or loss and/or damage to property.  Responsible for entry of data in the computer aided dispatch (CAD) system.  Monitor committed unit status for responder safety.  Maintain and operate LINK/NCIC teletype system.  Must be able to work shifts, weekends, and holidays, and must carry pager and/or have telephone access for 24-hour availability.

Qualifications: Applicants shall meet the minimum standards for employment as required by the Telecommunicator Professional Standards Act (TPS) of KY KRS 15.530 – 15.590 and 503 KAR 1:140.   (1.)        Applicant shall be a citizen of the United States.  (2.) Applicant shall be a high school graduate or have earned a GED certificate.  (3.) Applicant shall not have been convicted of a felony or any other crimes involving moral turpitude.  (4.) Applicant shall possess a valid driving license from his/her state of residence.  (5.)  Applicant shall have undergone a comprehensive background investigation, the results of which attest to the fact that the person meets the minimum standards for employment, has not engaged in conduct or a pattern of conduct that would jeopardize public trust in the public safety telecommunicator profession, and is of good moral character.**The initial background check will look for immediate disqualifying events, a more thorough examination will occur after passing the written test and initial interview.**

In addition, applicants for the Public Safety Telecommunications position shall meet the following minimum standards for employment as required by Boyd County 911:  (1.)  Applicant shall be 21 years of age or older, and (2.) Applicant shall have a minimum of two (2) years of responsible work experience or military service.

Beginning salary: $11.00/hr.

Apply: Human Resources Dept., Room 301, City Building, 1700 Greenup Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky, (606) 327-2024, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or downloadable at www.ashlandky.gov. Verification of high school graduation/receipt of GED, birth certificate, and drivers’ license, as well as copy of DD214, if applicable, must accompany application. NO FAXED APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

Closing Date and Time for accepting applications: Friday, July 31, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.

Equal Opportunity Employer