Glendale, CO Police Department – Full Time Dispatcher/Calltaker
Pay Scale range is $26.06 – $34.92/hour (based on experience and qualifications), with excellent benefits
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Glendale Police Department has an immediate opening for the position of 911 emergency communications police dispatcher. Dispatchers are responsible for emergency and non-emergency communications via phone, radio and various computer systems for all City departments. Dispatchers also function as the information center for general police assistance and assist the records division as needed. Minimum requirements are 18 years of age, minimum 35 wpm typing skills, ability to work shift work (including evenings, weekends and holidays with occasional mandatory overtime), high school diploma or GED. Multitasking and ability to quickly prioritize tasks are a must. Experience in the public safety field preferred but not required.
The Glendale Police Department has a newly remodeled dispatch center featuring state of the art equipment and ergonomically-correct workstations. The Glendale Police Department covers a small but diverse community, with the dispatch center averaging 30 calls per hour. The police department offers a friendly, supportive work environment placing an emphasis on current training techniques. We are a 24/7 enhanced 911 center with a total of 6 dispatchers. Applicants must be able to work together as part of a team as most shifts will be doubled up, but will work alone a minimum of two shifts per week. Shifts are 5, 8-hours shifts per week bid by seniority, with shift change every 4 months. Training program averages 14 weeks, followed by a 1-year probationary period and annual reviews.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Resumes may be attached, but must accompany an application. Selection process includes oral boards, background check, polygraph, psychological examination, medical exam, substance screening and a required 2-hour observation of the dispatch center.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Employee is at no cost. Contribution required for dependents.
- Flexible spending account
- Life insurance in the amount employee’s current salary.
- Long Term Disability paid out at 60% of normal salary.
- 8% of employee’s annual salary paid into 401(a) with 5-year vesting period
- Membership for employee and dependent family members to Glendale Sports Center.
- 12 paid holidays.
- Paid vacation:
- 80 hours vacation annually for 1st 5 years
- 120 hours vacation annually after 5 years
- Sick pay accrued at 96 hours annually