AVONDALE, CITY OF
11465 W CIVIC CENTER DR
AVONDALE, ARIZONA 85323
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Updated: March 09, 2021
Classification: Police Communications Dispatcher
The City of Avondale is accepting Entry-level applications for the position of Police Communications Dispatcher assigned to the Avondale Police Department. This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position, with benefits. Applications will accepted continuously.
You must complete a City of Avondale Application and testing through National Testing Network to be considered further in the process.
This position answers 9-1-1 emergency calls for police, fire, or medical emergencies; obtains accurate, essential information to process each call according to established protocols; uses a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to enter all relevant information for dispatch; dispatches calls and information to police units via a mobile radio system; maintains an accurate status and location of police units, maintains a computerized log of calls for service and units dispatched; monitors city security and fire alarm systems received through alarm system and dispatches emergency units as appropriate. ENTRY-LEVEL: For Entry-level candidates, you must register for the National Testing Network's Emergency Communications Test. If you have taken the Emergency Communications Test within the last twelve (12) months and received passing scores (Call taker 53, Notes 64, Dispatch 43), contact the National Testing Network directly at 1-855-821-3761 or www.nationaltestingnetwork.com to have those scores submitted to the City of Avondale job opportunity. Candidates must also complete the Typing Test with a score of 40 WPM and the Public Safety Self Assessments (PSSA) in their NTN candidate account.
Applicants are responsible for the cost of the test unless a waiver is submitted through the National Testing Network
Salary Information: $22.11 - $32.04 Hourly
Benefit Information: http://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/human-resources/benefits
Department Information:Avondale is growing rapidly which brings increased demand for public safety services. The Police Department has adopted a philosophy of Community Oriented Policing to aid in serving the public and is guided by Arizona Revised Statutes, by Avondale Municipal Codes, and by the Police Department’s Vision, Mission, and Values.We offer a variety of career opportunities for sworn and civilian police employees. The future is very bright for Avondale in terms of economic development and residential growth, all of which equates to a well trained professional city government system with a professional police department. The Avondale Police Department has: 115 sworn positions, 54 civilian positions and volunteer positions.If you are interested in joining an organization that takes pride in their work, focuses on teamwork, and strives to meet and maintain high professional standards, then we look forward to you joining our team! I wish you luck in your future career path.City/County/Area Information:Avondale is a modern city, near the heart of the Phoenix-metropolitan area. The population is expected to reach 123,000 by the year 2020. The anticipated build-out population is estimated to be 170,000 residents. That rapid growth makes Avondale one of the fastest-growing communities in the Valley, and the nation. Over the last decade, housing starts grew more than 700% with a current average home price of $200,000. Household income has steadily increased and is currently estimated at $72,024. Population: 81,000
High School Grad/GED: High School diploma or equivalency/Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.
Valid ARIZONA State Driver's License: Must possess a current Arizona Driver's License at time of hire.
ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Automatic Disqualifiers: All offers are contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment background, which will be conducted by the Avondale Police Department and include a background investigation, polygraph, and psychological examination, at the expense of the City of Avondale.The Avondale Police Department and or AZPOST will automatically disqualify any individual who has/is:
Additional Requirements: Certifications and Other Requirements: 40 WPM typing certification is required. Provide proof of 40 WPM typing certification when completing employment application on-line. Passing pre-employment screening, including thorough background investigation, polygraph and psychological examination.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Had commission of a felony; had unlawful sexual conduct.
Driving Disqualifiers: Had your Arizona driver’s license suspended as a result of excessive traffic violations or any other act that would automatically suspend your driver’s license or received a suspended driver’s license from any other state as a result of similar circumstances.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Used any hallucinogenic drug, including, mushrooms (exception: during religious ceremonies), and LSD.
Employment Disqualifiers: Had an inability to perform the essential functions of this position. Had any discharge from the United States Armed Forces other than an honorable discharge.
Financial Disqualifiers: Pattern of failing to meet financial obligations.
Additional Disqualifiers: Had any other conduct or pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.
Please visit the Avondale website for additional disqualifiers pertaining with employment with the Avondale Police Department at http://www.avondale.org/index.aspx?NID=932.