Now Hiring: Part-Time Dispatchers


Compensation: $10.75/hour

Location: 32 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, FL 32324

Job Type: Part-Time, Night Shift

Department: Police

Contact: Chattahoochee Police Department (850) 663-4383  


This is part-time employment with the Chattahoochee Police Department. This is specialized work receiving, screening, prioritizing, and relaying information regarding emergency calls for service over a radio system involving multiple talk groups and channels. Work is performed according to agency rules, regulations and procedures. Supervisor will review work methods and records for accuracy and effectiveness, and for adherence to rules, regulations and procedures.


Essential Duties

Dispatches emergency calls for the Chattahoochee area for the Police Department and volunteer fire station. Operates and monitors radio frequencies for dispatching personnel. Maintains the status of these personnel, their location, assignments, and safety. Obtains all pertinent information, enters information into a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to be relayed to the field units. Notifies supervisor of all equipment malfunctions, issues, or any calls of a serious, unusual, or life-threatening nature, and of notifications that must be sent for Level 1 and 2 responses.

Other Important Duties Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Dispatching experience preferred; however, training is available. Knowledge of the geography of the area, its road network, surrounding area and major business and residential complexes and locations. Knowledge of rules, regulations, procedures for public safety dispatching. Ability to multi-task using the phone and radio while inputting data on a computer. Ability to react under time sensitive, stressful, and critical situations. Ability to accurately follow directions. Skills in the operation of radio transmitting and receiving equipment. Ability to listen, comprehend and retain job-related information. Ability to prioritize and make fast accurate decisions. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies. Ability to perform multiple duties simultaneously. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with coworkers, supervisors and the service responders. Ability to maintain a variety of logs. Ability to efficiently and effectively utilize resources. Skills in the use of the CAD system. Skills in the use of the programs and applications that are necessary for successful job performance.


Individuals wishing to apply for this position must turn in a completed cover letter, resume, and City of Chattahoochee employment application no later than the closing time and date referenced above. The individual must fill out an application packet to be considered for hire as a cover letter and resume will not substitute for the completed application packet. This packet may be picked up at either City Hall (22 Jefferson Street) or downloaded below. All completed applications, resumes, and cover letters must be received by the City Hall. The City of Chattahoochee is a drug free workplace that prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.