Jackson County is accepting applications to fill 2 Full-Time Communication Officer positions. If you are a person who wants to know that the work you do is important, dispatching will give you great satisfaction. There are few careers you can follow that put you directly in touch with people in need of help and enable you to provide it for them.
But great satisfaction does not usually come easily. The people who seek your help need it at all hours of the day and night. For dispatchers, this means shift work. It will mean staying on for an extra shift if the dispatch center is short-staffed. Sometimes you may want the overtime, other times, although it may be inconvenient for you, it will be a requirement that you stay anyway.
Newly hired dispatchers will likely be assigned to 2nd or 3rd shift. Dispatchers are on a schedule rotation which may require them to work on holidays.
Learning the skills and receiving training is, of course, essential. However, you must also be able to think clearly under stress, not “burn out” easily and must be able to do several things at once without losing track.