ISP accepting applications for Fort Wayne dispatch center

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ISP accepting applications for Fort Wayne dispatch center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for a Regional Dispatcher at the Fort Wayne Post to staff the Regional Dispatch Center which operates out of that facility.

ISP says successful applicants will serve as a civilian employee of the Indiana State Police whose primary responsibility is to receive, collate, record, disseminate and accurately dispatch information to Department police personnel, other law enforcement agencies and other support services through the use of a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System, Records Management System (RMS), Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL), Geographic Information System (GIS) and other Regional Dispatch Center resources.

Additional duties will include providing dispatch support to other Regional Dispatch Centers state-wide on an as needed basis, in response to natural disasters, inclement weather, or other operational needs. Coordinate emergency and non-emergency traffic with Department personnel and other public safety agencies. Provide emergency medical self-help to citizens while EMS units are en route. Process, analyze and dispatch Indiana Data and Communications System (IDACS), National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) information to meet state and federal guidelines, utilizing their precise formats.

A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required as well as the completion of a Department typing test and a Department approved Dispatch Simulation test. Two (2) years of public safety communications experience and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification are preferred. Must become certified, and maintain certification as a TDD/TTY operator and must have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Must be able to maintain concentration on numerous tasks in a busy and noisy environment, as well as having the ability to remain seated for extended periods of time. Must be able to remain calm in emergency situations. The Dispatch Center runs on a continuous 24 hours per day, seven (7) days per week cycle. Must be able to work rotating or multiple shifts, requiring weekends and/or holidays.

Pay starts at $30,082 per year.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

To apply, click here (Indiana State Police-Career Opportunities-Civilian Opportunities). Questions should be directed to Brandon P. Lowe, Personnel Officer I, Indiana State Police Human Resources Division at or (317) 232-8238.