MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
100 EXECUTIVE DRIVE
MARION, OHIO 43302
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Updated: January 13, 2021
Job Classification: Communications Officer/Dispatcher
The Marion County Sheriff's Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for Communications Officer/Dispatcher.
The department requires the candidate Personal History Questionnaire and a county application. You may access the PHQ through your candidate account. The County application may be found at http://www.co.marion.oh.us/sheriff/recruiting/.
The PHQ and County application must be completed as soon as possible to be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: Starting salary is $18.54/hr. ($38,563/yr.). Top salary is $25.15/hr. ($52,312/yr.) plus longevity.
Benefit Information: Vacation, Holiday, Compensatory, and Sick time accumulation. Longevity pay every 5 years, starting at 20 cents/hr. after 5 years and ending at 80 cents/hr. with 30 years of service. Tuition reimbursement program of up to $2500/year. Health, Dental and Vision insurance available on the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment.
Jessica FattigCommunications Lieutenant740-382-8244 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: The Marion County Central Dispatch Center is a very active center, handling over 150,000 incoming calls annually. The law enforcement, fire, and EMS dispatcher is the primary point of contact by phone for citizens regarding emergency and non-emergency needs. The dispatch center provides around-the-clock service and offers a very competitive wage and benefit package.
County Information: Marion County is located about 40 miles north of downtown Columbus, Ohio’s state capital. Marion offers many different amenities, including newer schools, several community parks, an 11 mile trail, shopping, and local eateries. Visit http://www.marionmade.org/ to learn more about Marion.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Prior Experience: Experience as a Dispatcher with computer aided dispatch (CAD) automated information/communications system, or any equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred, but not required.
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: High School Diploma or GED
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Background must be free of prior felony convictions. Other disqualifiers/behaviors to be determined by the Sheriff, or his appointed designee.
Requirements: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively under extremely stressful conditions, listen attentively to radio transmissions for long periods of time, and attend to information requests from numerous parties. Ability to transmit information verbally in a clear, concise, and accurate manner. Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties and responsibilities. Ability to respond to emergency calls in an appropriate, effective, efficient, and calm manner.
Other Requirements: Regular and punctual attendance is regarded as an essential requirement of this classification. Compliance with training directives established by supervisory/managerial personnel. Be willing and flexible to work different shifts (including weekends and holidays) for 24-hour operations. Adherence to all applicable Federal and State safety laws, rules, and regulations and City safety policies/procedures.
Essential Functions: To fulfill the mission, goals, and objectives of The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, officers and employees must have the ability to perform a variety of duties that are essential to the positions they fill. Therefore, individuals applying for the position of Dispatcher will initially meet and maintain the same Essential Functions as those described under Essential Functions of an Entry Level Law Enforcement Officer. They are:
Position Requirements: Individuals seeking employment with The Marion County Sheriff’s Office as a sworn law
enforcement officer must:
Specific Duties: In addition to the general duties required the Dispatcher performs the following specific
duties. Deviations from the duties within this job description are subject to the prior
written approval of the Sheriff . The Dispatcher will:
Chain of Command: This position reports and is accountable to the Shift Sergeant.
Education and Experience: