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Communication Technician
Summary
Title:Communication Technician
ID:2100000July18
Department:Sheriff
Deadline:Open until filled.
Recruitment ends at 4:30 p.m. :N/A
Job Type:Full time
Hours per week:40 hours/week
Salary Range:$19.93/hour
Description
The Portage County Sheriff's Office is looking for candidates with great multi-tasking skills who can adapt to the pressure of emergency situations. The Communication Technician position handles calls in the County and dispatches appropriate emergency services, such as police, fire or emergency medical services. These positions work a rotating schedule which works mornings, afternoons and overnight to serve the population. These positions require the incumbent to be able to react quickly and prudently to the calls. If you are looking for a rewarding career in law enforcement consider applying!

Portage County offers a robust benefit package for permanent employees working these positions. Benefits include;

  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan

  • Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution)

  • Vacation

  • Paid holidays

  • Sick leave

  • Flexible spending account

  • Life insurance- premium paid by the County

  • Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County

  • Dental insurance

  • 457B Deferred Compensation Plan

    This is a brief description of the job duties:
    The major responsibility of the civilian Communication Technician for the Sheriff’s Department is the receiving of emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance; transmitting information and dispatching law enforcement, fire and/or medical personnel and appropriate equipment through the use of telephone and radio communications equipment. Monitor all communication monitors. Monitor and operate all equipment and alarms located in the Communication Center.

    These are the skills we are seeking:

     

    High school diploma or equivalent required.

    Must be 18 years of age and U.S. citizen.

    No felony convictions unless pardoned by the Governor.

     

    One or more of the following preferred:

     

    Six months or more experience Emergency Dispatch or related Law Enforcement preferred.

    One year work or four years volunteer fire, ambulance, rescue experience preferred.

    • Six months or more experience in a Customer Service related field.

    • Six months or more experience in a Call Center environment.

      Public Safety Communications Dispatch diploma from an Accredited Technical School preferred.

      One year military communications experience that primarily involved direct voice broadcasting to send and receive messages associated with Military Police and emergency equipment preferred.

      Information Technology experience preferred.