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Communication Technician
Summary
Title:Communication Technician
ID:2100000May18
Department:Sheriff
Deadline:Ongoing open position.
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

Do you have excellent multi-tasking skills and a desire to help others? Portage County has an opening for a Communication Technician that may be a good fit for you. These positions gather information and dispatch emergency services to citizens of Portage County. The position works 7 days on, then has 7 days off and works rotating work shifts. This position can be challenging but also offers the ability to help those in need.
This position offers a full benefit package including health insurance and State of Wisconsin Retirement.

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.