SHERIFF DISPATCHER:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and one of the following:

1. One (1) year of full-time paid clerical or customer service experience that involved entering data into a computer, telephone operations, and dealing directly with the public or customers; OR

2. One (1) year of full-time paid experience as a call taker or dispatcher in an emergency services organization or private business that involved working on automated equipment for dispatching information; OR

3. Two (2) years of military service in a communications division which involved working on automated equipment for dispatching information; OR

4. Two (2) years of paid or volunteer experience as an active member of an emergency services organization such as a firefighter in an organized fire department, law enforcement officer, emergency medical personnel for an ambulance service, or closely related field;

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NOTE:

Volunteer experience as an active member of an emergency services organization will not be pro-rated. However, proof of active service must be submitted with the application (i.e. a letter from the Fire Chief verifying dates of active service). Applications received without the verification of active service dates will be disapproved.

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

1. Applicants must obtain a Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification within one (1) year of appointment;

2. An applicant must be eligible for all DCJS and NCIC certifications at the time of application and, if hired, must maintain such eligibility throughout the life of employment;

3. Appointees will obtain Basic CPR certification within six (6) months of appointment and maintain certification in Basic CPR throughout the life of employment. Certification can be through the: American Heart Association as Basic Life Support Health Care Provider (including infant, child and adult), American Red Cross or any other equivalent as determined by the Personnel Officer;

4. Possession of applicable New York State Driver's License at time of appointment & throughout employment.

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A full copy of the Civil Service Specifications can be found on the Niagara County website

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Promotional Opportunities

As you gain experience, you may apply for other positions within the Sheriff’s Office. Some positions may be lateral while others require civil service promotional exams.

After 4 years of service, you are eligible to test for promotion to Senior Dispatcher.

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Benefits: Dependant on Job Classification

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Vacation: 10 working days after the first year accumulating up to a maximum of 25.

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Personal Leave/Holidays: 3 personal days per year, 14 paid holidays per year, 13 extra days, Military and Bereavement Leave are available.

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Sick Leave: 1 sick day per month is earned to a maximum of 210 days

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Health Insurance: The county provides employees with health care coverage under the Niagara Co. Self Insured Health Plan. New employees will contribute 10% per year.

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Uniform Maintenance: $400.00 - $750.00 yearly for maintenance.

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Retirement Plan: NYS Retirement System.