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(October 20, 2004)

HELP WANTED: Part Time Dispatcher

Have you ever watched Rescue 9-1-1 and wondered what it was like to be an Emergency 9-1-1 dispatcher? Do you aspire to have a career in law enforcement and want a good way to learn about law enforcement while simultaneously getting your "foot in the door"? Perhaps a career in Communications is the right way for you to start...

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office Communications Division is currently seeking applicants for the position of Part Time Dispatcher. There are a lot of hours open for part time employees in the Communication Center. Part time dispatchers are paid $7.50 while they are in training, and once released to work on their own, they are paid $9.50 per hour.

Applicants should be able to listen carefully, be flexible, computer literate, and they must have the ability to multi-task. Applicants should feel comfortable working in a busy, fast-paced evironment.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office Communications Division operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. During every holiday, severe weather event, and all night long, field telephone and radio calls for help. On a normal day, there two and sometimes three dispatchers fielding calls from the estimated 121,604+ residents of Johnson County, not to mention non-residents who are passing through the area and use cellular phones to report an incident. Therefore, to say that it can be a stressful and busy job sometimes can be an understatement.

Located in a secure shelter in the Emergency Operations Center is the 9-1-1 Communication Center. As part of the Project Hoosier Safe-T Motorola Digital 800 MHz system, the Sheriff's dispatch handles all communication needs for the following agencies: Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Whiteland Police, Bargersville Police, Johnson County Community Corrections, Trafalgar Police, Princes Lakes Police, White River Fire Department, Whiteland Fire Department, Needham Fire Department, Trafalgar Fire Department, Amity Fire Department, and the Nineveh Fire Department.

For more information, Contact Communications Coordinator Tony V. Napier by calling 317-736-2287, or you may contact him via E-Mail at TNapier@co.johnson.in.us. The civilian application for employment can be downloaded from the Sheriff's Cyber-Substation from any high-speed internet connection by visiting our Employment page at http://www.johnsoncountysheriff.com/department/employment.asp and scrolling to the bottom of the page (Civilian Employment Application).

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