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Starting hourly wage is $50,876 ($24.46/hour) to $55,078 ($26.48/hour) depending on experience.  McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:


  • Health insurance
  • Health & child care flexible spending program 
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Deferred Comp Plan
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays


The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office offers:


  • Overtime opportunities
  • Current technology, training, and equipment
  • Room for professional growth and career development



Job Description:


Dispatcher under general supervision is responsible for receiving and disseminating emergency and non-emergency calls and dispatching to appropriate responding personnel. General administrative work as well as data entry.


Essential Duties include but are not limited to:



  • Receive incoming telephone calls for Law Enforcement from all areas within McKenzie County
  • Route calls to the proper authority
  • Track units and maintain cognizant knowledge of all field units as to their status and location throughout the assigned shift
  • Monitor, receive, and broadcast calls on multiple radio frequencies and dispatch required units according to established procedures 
  • Relay information and messages to field personnel as required 


Job Requirements:  


  • Be of excellent moral character
  • Obtained a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a distinct, clear, concise and pleasant manner in a variety of circumstances
  • Excellent organizational skills and customer service
  • Ability to follow written and verbal requests
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • No misdemeanor convictions in the last three years
  • No domestic violence convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • Eligible to receive ND CJIS and NCIC certification upon employment




  • No prior dispatch experience is required




The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the agency.

The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the Position of Dispatcher. For more information, please visit http://mckenziesheriff.net/About/Employment/Civilian-Staff-Non-Sworn-Employment/Dispatcher-Position .

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