Lateral applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Lateral applicants will have a minimum of 3 years experience in emergency dispatch services (Police, Fire, or EMS). Compensation commensurate with experience. Lateral hires will be eligible for a $1500 sign-on bonus and additional $1500 upon completion of training.
$500 sign on bonus for all other applicants and an additional $500 upon completion of training.
This position operates communications equipment to efficiently and appropriately answer multiple 911, emergency and non-emergency calls, enter pertinent and accurate information into the computer aided dispatch (CAD) system, dispatch personnel, stations and equipment and provide pre-arrival instructions to callers in a 24/7/365 communications center. Must be able to sit at dispatcher work station and work radio controls, telephones, and computer keyboards during a typical scheduled shift of at least twelve (12) hours, never to exceed sixteen (16) hours, with the ability to change from sitting to standing as needed.
The Department of Human Resources is committed to establishing and maintaining a City workforce and culture that will meet the needs of our citizens. The Department provides exceptional quality services and organizational leadership in all employee-relations disciplines. The City of Lakewood is committed to creating an environment in which all employees can thrive. We are inclusive and welcome employees from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We value diverse thoughts and opinions, and want to attract employees that mirror our community.