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McKenzie County currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full time position as a Dispatcher.


  • A High School Diploma or equivalent required, with one (1) year of administrative support or customer service and one (1) year of emergency communication dispatching experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
  • Extensive knowledge of McKenzie County geography, telephone answering techniques, radio dispatching policies and procedures, governmental agencies and community service agencies in order to direct callers to the appropriate authority
  • Aptitude for and attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a distinct, clear, concise, controlled, and pleasant manner in a variety of circumstances
  • Excellent organization skills and customer service
  • Ability to follow written and verbal requests
  • Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks


  • 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

Salary Range of $22.59                                                                                     Position open until filled

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life

Insurance – Retirement – Optional Deferred Comp Plan

Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

  • Complete and submit an Application for Employment (available below - under Related Links)
  • Complete and submit the Background Consent (available below - under Related Links)
Submit information by mail, email, or hand deliver to:
McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th Street NW, Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854
Equal Opportunity Employer

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