Douglas County is currently looking to fill some very important jobs in public safety, the 911 dispatcher.

The job pays $19.60 - $21.48 per hour and is done at the Douglas County Emergency Management/Communication Center located in Superior.

As part of the application process, candidates will have to pass an entry-level audio-keyboarding exam, those who pass will be invited to a structured interview.

911 dispatchers of course receive all emergency calls and dispatch police, fire, medical, or any other needed public safety service with personnel and necessary equipment.

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Candidates must be able to work at a high level under stress and also be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as 911 is open 24/7 365.

All new hires will get classroom and on the job training and will be taught how to use a variety of telecommunications equipment, including transceivers, radio consoles, telephones, teletype, and computer systems.

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