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Dispatcher

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$17.69/hourly
  • Posted Date:03/14/2016

Operate radio, telephone and various computer equipment to receive reports of fires and police and medical emergencies and relay information or orders to proper local, state and federal officials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Relay information and messages to and from emergency sites, to law enforcement agencies and to all other individuals or groups requiring notification.

Question callers to determine their locations and the nature of their problems in order to determine the type of response needed.

Determine response requirements and relative priorities of situations, and dispatch units in accordance with established procedures.

Provide emergency medical instructions to callers.

Record details of calls, dispatches and messages.

Monitor auditory and visual alarm systems and remote cameras to detect emergencies such as fires and illegal entry into establishments.

Enter, update and retrieve information from teletype networks and a variety of computerized data systems (i.e. TLETS/TCIC) regarding such things as wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registration and stolen vehicles.

Answer routine inquiries, and refer calls not requiring dispatches to appropriate departments and agencies.

Scan status charts and computer screens, and contact emergency response field units in order to determine emergency units available for dispatch.

Read and effectively interpret small-scale maps and information from a computer screen in order to determine locations and provide directions.

Assist in the preparation and maintenance of records and reports.

For more information, please contact Lt. Rogers at 979-864-2257. You may also email him directly at jamesr@brazoria-county.com.  Please go to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office located at 3602 County Road 45, approximately five miles north of Angleton and apply in person. Applications may also be obtained at the Brazoria County Human Resources Department or at this website.

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