Communications Operator - Lateral Entry Only (Full Time)

The Village of Skokie is currently seeking 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 9-1-1 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; High school diploma or equivalent required; Must have ability to handle simultaneous tasks and work in a multi-staff, team environment; Must have a clear speaking voice, good hearing, and excellent listening & verbal communications skills; Must have technical skills associated with using a personal computer.  To view the complete job description, please visit the Skokie Jobs page at and 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, and medical examination, including a drug screen.
The salary range for this position is $70,568 - $92,316. The annualized starting salary range for lateral entry candidates is $70,568 - $85,776 (DOQ). Generous benefits package includes medical, dental & life insurance; IMRF retirement pension plan; paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays in the first year; 457(b) tax-deferred compensation plan.
To be considered for this position please submit a completed Village of Skokie Application for Employment to: Village of Skokie Human Resources Office, 5127 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077, or email to Applications are available at Skokie Village Hall or on the Skokie Jobs page at Faxes are not accepted.  Positions will be filled as they become available.  EOE Employer