Residence Requirement: Candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County for at least one (1) month immediately preceding the date of the written examination and must be legal resident of the county at the time of appointment.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: applicant must be a high school graduate or a holder of a high school equivalency diploma issued by an education department of any of the states of the United States or a holder of a comparable diploma issued by any commonwealth, territory or possession of the United States or by the Canal Zone or a holder of a report from the United States Armed Forces certifying successful completion of the tests of general education development, high school level. Applicants who do not possess high school equivalency are eligible to take the examination, but will not be eligible for appointment until they obtain an equivalency diploma. Further information on how to obtain a New York State Equivalency Diploma, write the New York State Education Department, Albany, NY.


Two (2) years of clerical experience which included data entry. Data Entry experience is working with computers.


Two (2) years of experience involving communications equipment for dispatching of information.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: employee must be certified in Emergency Medical Dispatch within one (1) year after appointment.

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.

Benefits: Dependant on Job Classification

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

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

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

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.

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

Retirement Plan: NYS Retirement System.