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Dispatcher Position

The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the position of Dispatcher.

Salary is 22.59 hourly plus benefits.

Position open until filled.

Job Description:

Dispatcher under general supervision is responsible for receiving and disseminating emergency and  non-emergency calls and dispatching to appropriate responding personnel. General administrative work as well as data entry.

Essential Duties:

1.      Receive incoming telephone calls for Law Enforcement from all areas within McKenzie County


2.      Route calls to the proper authority


3.      Track units and maintain cognizant knowledge of all field units as to their status and location throughout the assigned shift


4.      Monitor, receive, and broadcast calls on multiple radio frequencies and dispatch required units according to established procedures


5.      Relay information and messages to field personnel as required


Job Requirements Include but not limited to:

1.      A High School Diploma or equivalent required, with one (1) year of administrative support or customer service and one (1) year of emergency communication dispatching experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job


2.      Extensive knowledge of McKenzie County geography, telephone answering techniques, radio dispatching policies and procedures, governmental agencies and community service agencies in order to direct callers to the appropriate authority


3.      Aptitude for and attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to multi-task

4.      Ability to communicate verbally in a distinct, clear, concise, controlled, and pleasant manner in a variety of circumstances


5.      Excellent organization skills and customer service


6.      Ability to follow written and verbal requests


7.      Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks.   


8.      No misdemeanor convictions in the last 3 years.


9.      No drug use in the last 12 months (including Marijuana).   


10.  No Felony convictions.


- No prior experience or training is required.

*Preferred Experience*

- Prior Dispatch experience

- Prior administrative experience.


Hiring Process:

Phase 1:

1.        Complete and submit application

Phase 2:

1.        Testing

Phase 3:

1.        Interview

 Phase 4:

1.      Background investigation

How to Apply

                    Complete Application

·           McKenzie County Employment Application. and BackGround Packet

·           Attachment A

·           Resume with Cover Letter

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at www.nd.gov/veterans/benefits/veterans-preference-state/documentation-required-applicant and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

Submit completed Application to  Deb Tucker

Once your application is received you will be notified via email.

You will then be notified via email throughout the process.   


The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.


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