Ready for a change? Come thrive in a career where every phone call can mean saving a life and you leave every day satisfied knowing you’ve made a difference in your community. Wythe County is hiring both experienced dispatchers and promising trainees for its E911 emergency communications center. The dispatch center is an around-the-clock operation, all day, every day, and is the heart of operations for local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical services.

WHAT DISPATCHERS DO:  Receive phone calls and texts for service from the public for police, fire and rescue. Sends police, fire and rescue personnel to emergency scenes by radio communication and paging. Entry and inquiry into VCIN/NCIC/DMV records via data terminal. Operate modern and fast-paced computer-aided dispatch and mapping. Carry out assigned and related tasks as required.

OUR EXPECTATION: We prefer certified applicants with at least two years of recent dispatching experience. We will first interview candidates with experience – or a combination of experiences - with Spillman, 911 mapping, VCIN/NCIC, warrant processing, certified trainers and/or first responder. Must have good keyboarding skills, be able to obtain VCIN/NCIC certification, communicate professionally and clearly via telephone and radio, and quickly handle multiple tasks simultaneously under stressful emergency situations. May be required to pass a hearing test. Requires ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be willing to work shifts assigned; shifts are typically 12 hours (either 0600-1800 or 1800 to 0600) with a rotating schedule. Requires high school diploma, pre-employment physical, clean drug screen and background check.

SALARY: Competitive and in-line with experience. Pay differential for certified dispatcher trainers. The County offers excellent benefits including: paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental and vision insurance; optional insurance coverages; Virginia Retirement System; paid holidays.

Please submit resume and application to Martha Collins, Wythe County Administrator’s Office, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Wythe County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all.