ERIE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
2800 COLUMBUS AVENUE
SANDUSKY, OHIO 44870
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Updated: July 21, 2021
Classification: Communications Officer
Erie County Sheriff's Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for Communications Officer.
Candidates must also fill out the department application, found at www.eriecounty.oh.gov/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx.
Salary Information: $18.00/hr.
Contact Information: Clark Garris419firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Information: The Sheriff’s Office consists of three divisions: the Patrol Division, comprised of Patrol Deputy Sheriff’s, Detectives, and Communications Officers. The Jail Division; and the Civil Division.
City Information: Erie County covers 626 square miles. Erie County is conveniently located less than one hour from Cleveland and Toledo and within hours from Columbus, Detroit, Dayton, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Chicago, and Toronto. It is easily accessible via the Ohio Turnpike, State Route 2, State Route 4, or U.S. Route 250.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Prior Experience: Yes
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Subject to interview / background investigation
Subject to interview / background investigation: Subject to interview / background investigation
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Subject to interview / background investigation
WORKING CONDITIONS: Job takes place in stressful office setting with no known hazardous environmental or physical working conditions. The Dispatcher is expected to work flexible schedule including some overtime when needed.
Under general supervision, the Dispatcher receives telephone calls, dispatches enforcement officers and other emergency response agencies and performs other duties specifically assigned by the Sheriff and/or designee.
ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES: Dispatch:
*Receive calls and dispatch patrol officers by location and availability to accidents, complaints, incidents and general calls.
*Receive calls and dispatch EMS, fire departments and other emergency response agencies, as necessary.
*Maintain contact with officers for updating and safety.
*Record log information.
*Compile and prepare initial complaint report.
*Enter warrants into LEADS/NCIC database systems.
*Conduct LEADS, CCH and arrest record checks.
*Maintain radio and telephone tapes.
*Monitor entrances and security devices.
*Operate equipment including: 9-1-1 computer, LEADS computer, fire and EMS paging systems, radio, and computer aided dispatch (CAD) system.
Cooperate with other law enforcement agencies, as necessary.
Compile information and prepare reports, as needed.
*Record Ohio accident reports.
*Maintain geographic file in computer system
*Maintain accurate emergency contact numbers for business.
*Compile monthly and annual statistical reports.
*Answer the telephone, direct calls and take messages.
Perform basic typing assignments.
Attend meetings and serves on temporary committees, as requested.
Determine the need for equipment repair and make appropriate arrangements.
Assist with receptionist duties, as needed.
*Maintain and increase knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars and in-service training sessions.
Perform additional duties and assignments, as required.
* Denotes an essential function of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: