The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office will be accepting applications for the position of 911 Operator. Applicants must personally submit applications to the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
General Definition of Work: Performs routine technical work dispatching police, fire, rescue and public equipment and personnel, usually in response to emergency situations; does related work as required. Work is performed under immediate supervision.
Typical Tasks: Receives complaints in person or by phone; receives and transmits messages by radio and maintains radio log on shift work; monitors teletype log; receives accident and ambulance calls, dispatches county vehicles where and when needed; takes telephone calls concerning complaints, passes information on to appropriate units and makes record of calls; types and files reports and records, dispatches and monitors pursuant to the “Emergency Medical Services System”,
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The ability to acquire knowledge of the methods of operating the communications system; the ability to acquire knowledge of radio and teletype procedures, general knowledge of the geography of the county and location of important buildings; ability to learn police, fire and EMS operations and organization; ability to act calmly with accuracy in emergency situations; ability to speak clearly and concisely; ability to operate multiple computer systems; ability to multi-task; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees; ability to obtain Basic Dispatch Certification, NCIC/VCIN Certification within one year of employment and APCO Institute Emergency Medical Dispatch certification.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
Special Requirements: Ability to obtain police security clearance.
“The Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively recruits minorities”.
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