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Independence, KS 67301
The City of Independence will accept applications online at www.Independenceks.gov, or in person at Southeast KANSASWORKS, 317 N. Pennsylvania, Independence, KS, for the position of Dispatcher/Clerk I for work in the Police Department.
Basic Function – Under direction, receives regular and 911 telephone calls and dispatches appropriate personnel to handle emergencies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities – Processes reports for prosecutors; maintains case, report, accident, complaint, insurance, and related files; tests sirens, radios, and phones; checks validity of driver’s licenses and vehicle tags; submits crime information to law enforcement databases; and performs additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications – Ability to speak clearly and concisely; ability to multitask and act quickly in emergencies; knowledge of the geography of the area; ability to type 35 w.p.m.; ability to listen to, follow, and communicate oral and written instructions; and ability to learn police procedures and practices.
Education and Experience – Completion of high school or GED required; and two years’ experience performing clerical tasks and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications preferred.
Special Requirements – Must remain certified as an Emergency Medial Dispatcher, Emergency Fire Dispatcher, and Emergency Police Dispatcher; must complete and stay current with National Crime Information Center training; must be available to work nights, in shifts, overtime, and weekends.
Physical Requirements – Little physical effort is required. Individual must be able to stand, walk, sit, reach, grasp, speak, and listen for extended periods of time.
Working Conditions – Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements.
Salary Range – The starting salary for this position is $13.75 plus benefits.
Application Deadline – Open until filled.
THE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER