Kootenai County - 911 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION OFFICER - Coeur d Alene, Idaho

Job Overview

Department Kootenai County
TypeEntry Level
Salary$18.64 to $25.35
Deadline Jun 17, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Coeur d Alene, ID

Job Announcement

911 Emergency Communications Officer– Sheriff’s Office

THIS POSITION answers emergency calls while coordinating, and disseminating critical services with the aid of specialized equipment. This position is the lifeline between the public requesting assistance and the first responders of Kootenai County that include: police, fire and medical assistance. On the job training provided by the Sheriff’s 911 department.

$18.64 to $25.35 DOE per hour to start (includes .50 shift differential)

Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), a pension plan with five year vesting, 11.94% employer contribution, and a lifetime payout upon retirement

Excellent and comprehensive benefits package. For example, employee-only medical/dental/vision premium of only $55.33 per month (nicotine free rate). View our entire benefits package.

Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program


View the full job description. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kcgov/classspecs/1086950?keywords=emergency%20communications&pagetype=classSpecifications


Do you have at least a High School Diploma or GED; and six months experience; Must complete an Emergency Communications Officer Course within eighteen months (18) of hiring.

Do you possess or have the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license and be insurable?

Must have the ability to keyboard 3321 key strokes per hour (KPH)

  • Are you interested in employer provided certification and training, to include but not limited to:

APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator I

Idaho Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Basic Dispatch Academy

ILETS Level I & II (State and National Database) Certification

APCO Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Certification

Amber Alert Certification (Child Abduction)

Emergency Alert System Certification (Disaster Alert)

TDD Certification

CPR Certification (CPR certified from American Red Cross or American Heart Association or attainable within 15 days of time of hire)

National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) training

TO APPLY: Apply online at https://www.kcgov.us/356/Employment-Opportunities Must successfully pass the County’s pre-employment and subsequent random drug tests. Must also pass a stringent Sheriff’s Office background and selection process to include: Oral Board, Skills Testing, Psychological and Polygraph Examination.

Please view the automatic disqualifiers for working with the Sheriff’s Office before applying.

EOE/Vets Preference/Drug Free Workplace



Please direct questions regarding this position to kcsorecruit@kcgov.us

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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