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Communications Specialist

This position performs law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services (EMS) and rescue telecommunications dispatch work in the Lapeer County Public Safety Communications Center. Responsibilities include operating computer aided dispatch system, multi-line telephone system and radio communications equipment to receive requests for emergency public safety assistance, determine type and level of response necessary, accomplish timely and effective dispatch of emergency personnel and equipment, monitor response and safety of responding units. Requires excellent oral communication skills, the ability to deal with stressful situations and demonstrated decision-making skills.

Employment Qualifications

Education: High school graduate or equivalent

Experience: Some prior data entry or related computer experience with systems similar to that used at the dispatch center.

Other Requirements: Upon employment, must complete LEIN operator training within 6 months from date of hire. Ability to meet typing requirements of the job.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.

Physical Requirements

[This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.]

  • Ability to withstand prolonged periods of sitting.
  • Ability to operate radio, telephone and other telecommunications equipment.
  • Ability to enter and retrieve information from a computer terminal.
  • Ability to bend, stoop and reach in order to operate equipment and perform other functions.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in a dispatch center
  • Works in area with radio, phone and telecommunication equipment for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to work varying shifts in a 24-hour a day operation.

If you are interested in a position with us, please stop by and pick up an application, or download one to fill out.

Work Location: Lapeer County E9-1-1 Central Dispatch
2332 W Genesee Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

Hours of Work per Week: 40

Benefits: Salary: Entry level: $15.88

Status: Full-Time

Supply Application/Resume To:
Lapeer County E9-1-1 Central Dispatch
2332 W Genesee Street
Lapeer, MI 48446