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Dispatcher/Clerk I

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
City of Independence
Physical Address
317 N Penn
Independence, KS 67301
Job Description

The City of Independence will accept applications online at, 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.


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