Details for 911 DISPATCHER Do you


Do you think you have what it takes to be a 911 dispatcher? Have you ever even thought about becoming a 911 dispatcher? If this might be you, please read further to understand the work of a 911 dispatcher. On any given day, a 911 dispatcher receives calls ranging from a parking complaint to a medical call needing CPR instructions. Dispatchers receive and relay information to law enforcement, fire and medical services via phone and radio. They must simultaneously handle multiple communication channels while maintaining a calm disposition and determining the proper response to an array of situations. A dispatcher also maintains access to and security of highly sensitive materials and information. Hood River County is hiring for 911 dispatcher positions. If you have self-control, integrity, dependability, attention to detail and are able to multitask and work well under pressure, this is the career for you! No shift or day is ever the same and nothing is predictable.

• Graduation from High School or equivalent
• Ability to type 45 words per minute
• Ability to pass 12th grade education equivalency exam
• Ability to use standard office equipment
• Successful completion of drug and alcohol screen
• Successfully pass criminal background check, psychological & physical evaluation
• Ability to simultaneously perform multiple tasks in a distracting environment during emergency situations

• $3,272.60/month - $3,354.11/month – Dispatcher Trainee
• $3,441.51/month - $4,232.63/month – Certified Dispatcher

Applications may be found at Administration Office at Hood River County, 601 State Street, Hood River, OR 97031
Access Hood River County website: or call Human Resources: 541-387-6829
Completed Documents may be submitted by, email (, Fax to: 541-386-9392, Physical drop off: 601 State Street, Hood River, OR 97031 or snail mail: 601 State Street, Hood River, OR 97031
Position will close
January 29, 2020


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