SEMINOLE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
911 DISPATCHER (COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST)
Download Pre-Screen Questionnaire
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the position of COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, a position that performs in the role of a 911 Dispatcher. This position is responsible for emergency and non-emergency police dispatching services to include receiving and processing telephone complaints, operating teletype systems, and dispatching law enforcement officers to calls for service. The salary for this position is $13.79 per hour or $30,117.36 annually. Pre-screen questionnaires must be submitted on or before the closing date of February 16, 2018.
Minimum Requirements :
All candidates must fully complete and submit a pre-screen questionnaire. The pre-screen questionnaire may be submitted via email to email@example.com or by hand delivering to the Information Desk.
- Applicant must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- Applicant must be willing to work 12-hour shifts (day or night), weekends, and all holidays
- Applicant must be able to speak clearly and distinctly
- Applicant must be able to type 35 correct words per minute. A typing test is required as part of the pre-screening process
- Knowledge of Seminole County geography and transportation system helpful
Each applicant must have a Background Investigation Waiver (included with the pre-screen questionnaire) notarized. Failure to include this notarized waiver with your pre-screen questionnaire will disqualify your application. Any costs associated with the completion of this form are the responsibility of the applicant. The Sheriff’s Office does not provide notary service for this form.
Successful applicants will be required to complete and submit an entire employment application, which will be provided to the applicant by Human Resources. The applicant will then submit to a thorough background investigation, which includes, but not limited to, past employment/education verification, driver license review, credit history, prior drug use history, arrest/conviction record, and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) testing. A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history. Any dishonesty or deception on the pre-screen questionnaire or employment application will disqualify your application.
The background investigation process may take 3-6 months depending upon the complexity of the applicant’s background. Applicants selected for employment will be provided a conditional offer and required to submit to a medical examination with drug screening.
Candidates for employment must comply with the Body Ornamentation policy, which includes tattoos, brands, intentional body/tongue piercing (not including normal piercing of the earlobe for earrings) or mutilation and dental ornamentation. “Visible” is defined as body ornamentation that is visible on the arm below the sleeve of a short sleeve or golf-style shirt or above the collar of a short sleeve or golf-style shirt. Any visible body ornamentation must be disclosed at the time of application.
Applicants not selected for employment will receive notification from Human Resources, to include justification based on the following disqualifiers: negative background, failure to meet minimum qualifications as outlined in the specific job description, or any additional information discovered during the interview process. Applicants will be eligible to reapply with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office after one year from the date of notification.
Please direct any questions to:
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Human Resources Division
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford FL 32773
The Sheriff’s Office is committed to a diverse work force, is a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.