Chippewa County is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals seeking to establish or advance their career in 911 Telecommunications. This eligibility list is being established to fill current and future vacancies. This position within the Sheriff’s Department offers the opportunity to work with a highly-skilled Communications Center team providing both emergency and non-emergency services to the communities of Chippewa County. All law enforcement, EMS and fire agencies within Chippewa County are dispatched through the Communication Center. Chippewa County Telecommunicators work 12-hour shifts (6am-6pm or 6pm-6am). This vacancy will primarily fill the overnight hours of 6pm-6am. Successful candidates will possess:
• the flexibility to work in a 24/7 environment
• strong verbal and written communication skills
• ability to learn and use GPS and GIS data relating to county landmarks, roads and businesses
• ability to respond in a calm, level-headed manner, thinking quickly in the midst of stressful situations
• passion to serve the community and their team members with professionalism and respect.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required. Previous emergency services dispatch experience, 911 training and previous experience working in a 24/7 environment are preferred. Time System Certification is required within one (1) year of hire. CPR Certification and Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification are desired. A valid Driver’s License is required. Visit www.co.chippewa.wi.us to view the full position description and other job requirements.
Starting Wage: $20.03 – $22.04 per hour depending on qualifications plus an exceptional fringe benefit package. Maximum Wage: $27.55 per hour.
Benefits: Health insurance, offered through AmeriBen (Anthem BluePreferred Network), is a high deductible plan ($2,000 for an individual and $4,000 for a family) with $0 premiums! Wisconsin Retirement System pension! Dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending, critical illness, accident insurance and disability insurance offered. Generous PTO program of 7.09 hours of PTO earned bi-weekly. For more information on Chippewa County’s benefits visit our website at https://www.co.chippewa.wi.us/government/administration/human-resources-division/employee-benefits.
Applications will only be accepted through the online application process at www.co.chippewa.wi.us under Career Opportunities. Applications must be submitted electronically. EOE.