Dispatcher (9-1-1)

City Hall

job description

Do you enjoy a fast-paced work environment and possess great listening and typing skills?  

Then, check out this opportunity to be a 9-1-1 Dispatcher! 


9-1-1 Dispatchers are skilled at multi-tasking, type 40 wpm, and speak clearly while working under pressure.  Dispatchers put their heart into serving citizens during some of their most challenging times. 

Successful applicants will have strong keyboarding skills, outstanding interpersonal and judgment skills and the ability to multi-task during intense situations and high volume workloads. Incumbents are responsible for answering emergency 9-1-1 and non-emergency telephone calls and directing appropriate and timely resources.  Responsibilities include prioritizing calls, tracking unit status, and dispatching emergency personnel to crime scenes and calls for service.

Our Police Department is a 24-7 operation and all candidates will be required to work nights, weekends, rotating shifts and holidays.

Questions regarding this role may be directed to:  humanresources@grantspassoregon.gov.


The City of Grants Pass is a High Performance Organization that has a well-defined Mission, Vision and Values which provides the framework for our organizational culture.  We believe that the best solutions come from empowered teams with the knowledge and shared vision of the community's goals.  We promote a legacy of excellence through a culture of trust, collaboration, and encouragement of personal growth and the celebration of our achievements.  We seek to attract adaptable, creative and motivated individuals who share our community pride and dedication to exceptional public service.

If you are an individual who appreciates a working team environment, which focuses on trust, crucial communications, commitment, accountability and results, then the City of Grants Pass may be a great place for you!

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date in order to be considered for this position. Any application missing required materials will not be considered.

Required materials to be completed and attached to your application (www.grantspassoregon.gov) for this recruitment are:

1. City Application

2. Supplemental Questionnaire

3. Cover Letter

4. Typing Test indicating at least 40 words per minute with a 95% accuracy in keyboarding skills.   A typing test can be completed on-line, at a temporary employment agency or at a Worksource Employment Department Center.  Typing accruacy is subject to verification.


contact information

business: City of Grants Pass PD
contact: Toni Martin
address: 101 NW A St
Grants Pass, OR 97526
phone: 541-450-6000 (Call Now)
website: http://www.grantspassoregon.gov

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