Posted: September 10, 2020
Law Enforcement Center
201 W 3rd St
Winona, MN 55987, USA
Winona County is accepting applications for this position until
4:00 p.m. October 8, 2020; however, preference will be given to those that
apply by 4:00 p.m. September 21, 2020.
This position starts at $21.43/hour (DOQ) with advancement up to
$28.54/hour. The work schedule for the job of Dispatcher requires shift work
throughout a 24-hour period. These shifts are 12 hours in length and include
days, nights, weekends and holidays. Dispatcher positions may float between the
day and night shift. Shifts are assigned based on seniority.
Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs skilled technical
communications work, receiving and transmitting information, dispatching public
safety units as required. Performs related work as required. Employees are
required to make independent decisions in the dispatch of public safety
personnel and equipment in response to calls for service. Activity is tracked
in a real-time mode through use of a computer-aided dispatch system. Work is
performed in a communications center.
Examples of Duties:
Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples
include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.
* Answers incoming calls (radio and telephone) and walk-in clients. Ascertains
nature of situation and its location. Dispatches, via radio and telephone, all
necessary personnel and equipment.
* Monitors radio activities and provides supplemental information, personnel
* Uses standard operating procedures to send and receive radio, telephone and
* Maintains resource and referral data.
* Operates Computer Assisted Dispatch (CAD) to enter, receive and manipulate
associated data, tracking activity and location of personnel and equipment.
* Keeps abreast of city ordinances, state statutes, and civil process paper
service. Also responsible for entering, canceling, and confirming warrants
through the in-house computer system, Minnesota Criminal Information System
(MINCIS) and National Crime Information Computer (NCIC).
* Maintains and cares for communications and recording equipment.
* Assists in training new dispatchers.
* Any other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Any combination of training and experience providing the following knowledge,
skills, and abilities.
* High school graduation or equivalent preferred.
* Communications experience, electronics training, First Aid, CPR, or any other
related experience or training.
* Must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period.
* Must pass the State Terminal Operators Certification Test within 6 months of
* Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
* Proficient use of computer software such as Microsoft Windows Applications:
Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
* Must pass required background check.
* Ability to provide effective and truthful testimony in court.
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