JOB OPENING – Sheriff 911 Dispatcher

Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for one full time 911 Dispatcher

Shift: Full time: works an average of 40 hours per week in 12 hour rotating shifts.

Wage: Starting wage is $12.50 per hour with a 50 cent increase every six months of employment based on a performance evaluation. After three years of employment, cost of living increases only. There will be no annual cost of living increases for the first three year period. Employer pays 100% of health insurance for employee.

Responsibilities: The dispatcher will receive messages and relay them quickly and accurately. The dispatcher answers the radios, administrative telephone lines and 911 lines, sends and receives teletype messages, makes timely record entries, keeps logs accurately, will keep confidences, is courteous to all callers, officers, and fellow Sheriff Office personnel and is conscientious in all responsibilities. The dispatcher will page out ambulances, fire equipment, and other emergency personnel as needed. The dispatcher is responsible for other duties too numerous to mention.

Job Requirements:

The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent. A full criminal history will be conducted. Applicants need to have basic office skills dealing with telephones, computers, faxes, copiers, etc. Prior radio and dispatch experience desirable. Dispatchers must be able to hear and speak clearly, read well, interpret quickly, communicate effectively with people, deal with the public in a friendly manner, make good decisions under pressure, perform several tasks at once, and give accurate directions; have good spelling ability, typing skills, computer knowledge, a good memory and be able to deal with stress. The dispatch operator is willing to learn, accepts constructive criticism willingly, openly communicates with others, expects to be monitored, shares suggestions openly and is diligent to do as good a job as is reasonably possible and expected given the circumstances. The dispatcher must have the ability to learn to act quickly and accurately to an emergency, remaining calm at all times. The dispatcher realizes importance of establishing a good working relationship with co-workers and working as a team. Please include a resume with your application.

Application available here!

Job closes January 25, 2019 at 5pm.

If you have any questions please contact Jenni Cherry, dispatch supervisor at 346-2715 or
Rosebud County is an equal opportunity employer
1200 Main Street
Forsyth, MT 59327