Communications Officer (Full Time)

Shenandoah County is accepting applications for full time Communications Officer in the 911 Center. All applicants will be subject to a skills test relevant to the position conducted on a computer. Additional testing requirements include drug test and criminal background investigation. Responsibilities include receiving and processing emergency and non-emergency communications between law enforcement, police, fire and rescue. The Communications Officer operates radios, telephone switchboard, alarm systems, numerous computer terminals and computer aided dispatch systems requiring keyboarding skills; operates NCIC/VCIN networks; records and documents confidential information. Knowledge of communications systems, radio and teletype procedures and geography of the county are desirable. Must have ability to function in a stressful environment and be willing to work days, nights, weekends, holidays and times of disasters. The successful candidate will be assigned to midnight shift (6pm – 6am) following the completion of in-house training. High school diploma required. Must be able to complete Basic Dispatch School and obtain VCIN, Emergency Medical Dispatcher and CPR certifications prior to the completion of a probationary period. Benefits include Virginia Retirement System, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental. Salary Range is on a Grade 12, starting at $29,665. Application and job description are available on the County website or contact County Administration, 600 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, (540) 459-6165. If you applied within the past year, there is no need to reapply. Application deadline is 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2018.

Shenandoah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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