Public Safety Dispatchers perform technical communications work in the operation of a district, central, or statewide communications center including but not limited to: providing assistance to law enforcement units in both routine and emergency situations; dispatching enforcement units and other emergency mobile units from a computerized dispatch center; researching various criminal justice records systems and transmitting the required information; placing telephone calls for officials and registered vehicle owners at accident scenes; providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested; maintaining a variety of logs and records; and preparing statistical summaries on center activities.
Please note: If you are selected to attend initial seminar you will be required to bring a typing certificate with a minimum net speed of 40 WPM. Aslo, all communication will be done via email so please check all folders for correspondence.
Under close supervision, in a trainee capacity, incumbents receive training in the duties described in the series concept.
Please note: This is the entry level in the series and provides for semi-automatic progression to Public Safety
Dispatcher II and III
|Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)|
|Graduation from high school or the equivalent and two years experience in clerical, data entry, telephone switchboard or radio telephone work; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional experience can be substituted for high school education.|
|Applicants must meet the minimum typing speed established by the agency at the time of recruitment.|
|Incumbents must pass the NCIC certification examination within six months of appointment and every two years thereafter as a condition of continuing employment.|
|Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.|
|Positions require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.|
|A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant|