FLSA: Hourly

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(025) $18.52 - $26.37 an hour     $38,521.60 - $54,849.60 a year


JOBCODE: 007443

JOB PURPOSE: The selected applicant will be responsible for performing responsible public safety communications work.


  • Receiving and screen incoming communications from citizens

  • Dispatching units over a two-way radio

  • Participating in the training of lower-level communications personnel. .

  • Answering telephone complaints and requests pertaining to police, fire or other emergency services.

  • Operating two-way radio dispatching equipment to assign calls to units;

  • Maintaining records.

  • Operating video data terminal.

  • Training and evaluating probationary employees daily under the direction of assigned supervisor and Training Coordinator.

  • Training and evaluating employees in Remedial Training as prescribed by the Training Coordinator and Supervisor.

  • Ensuring trainee has adequate understanding of job duties prior to release from training.

  • Working rotating shifts, which include nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Performing related work as required.


    High-school or vocational-school graduation and one (1) year experience in computer-

    aided dispatching or public safety communications work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


    Evaluation of training and experience. A background investigation and polygraph exam will be conducted on candidate selected for appointment.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of October 10, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    9-26-13 (007443)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 10/10/2013 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.