Communications Operator - Lateral Entry

Village of Skokie

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Skokie
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • $70,568 - $92,316

    The annualized starting salary range is $70,568 - $85,776 (DOQ). 

    Generous benefits package includes:

    • Medical, dental and life insurance
    • IMRF retirement pension plan
    • Paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays in the first year
    • 457(b) tax-deferred compensation plan

Position Details

COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

VILLAGE OF SKOKIE, IL

Lateral Entry Only

The Village of Skokie, IL is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Communications Operator - Lateral Entry, working in the Police/Fire Dispatch Center.

Lateral Entry candidates are required to have at least 2 years of full time experience working as a 9-1-1 Communications Operator / Dispatcher. 

The primary duties are to:

  • Receive general and emergency phone calls via the 911 phone system
  • Obtain necessary information
  • Dispatch Fire, Police and EMS units
  • Enter data into a Computer Aided Dispatch system and transmit appropriate responses 

The Communications Center operates 24/7 every day, including holidays. Operators work a 40-hour week and will be required to work ANY and ALL shifts, based on operational need.

Required: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 

Must have:

  • Ability to handle simultaneous tasks and work in a multi-staff, team environment
  • A clear speaking voice, good hearing, and excellent listening & verbal communications skills
  • Technical skills associated with using a personal computer 

To view the complete job description, please visit the Skokie Jobs page at:

www.skokie.org

Select the Communications Operator - Lateral Entry Only position

Components of the selection process include:

  • Communications Operator test
  • Interview
  • 2-hour real time observation period in the Dispatch Center
  • Polygraph examination
  • In-depth background investigation
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Medical examination, including a drug screen

To be considered for this position please submit a completed Village of Skokie Application for Employment:

Village of Skokie Human Resources Office

5127 Oakton Street

Skokie, IL 60077

OR

Email to:

Human.Resources@skokie.org

Applications are available at:

Skokie Village Hall

OR

On the Skokie Jobs page at:

www.skokie.org

Faxes are not accepted.

Positions will be filled as they become available. 

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