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Dispatcher Position

The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for Dispatcher.  Starting hourly wage is $51,559 ($24.79/hour) to $55,816 ($26.83/hour) depending on experience.  

Job Description:
Dispatcher under general supervision is responsible for receiving and disseminating emergency and non-emergency calls and dispatching to appropriate responding personnel. General administrative work as well as data entry.

Essential Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Receive incoming telephone calls for Law Enforcement from all areas within McKenzie County
  • Route calls to the proper authority
  • Track units and maintain cognizant knowledge of all field units as to their status and location throughout the assigned shift
  • Monitor, receive, and broadcast calls on multiple radio frequencies and dispatch required units according to established procedures 
  • Relay information and messages to field personnel as required 
Job Requirements: 
  • Be of excellent moral character
  • Obtained a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a distinct, clear, concise and pleasant manner in a variety of circumstances
  • Excellent organizational skills and customer service
  • Ability to follow written and verbal requests
  • Ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts, nights, weekends and holidays
  • No misdemeanor convictions in the last three years
  • No domestic violence convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • Eligible to receive ND CJIS and NCIC certification upon employment

  • No prior dispatch experience is required


McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • Health insurance
  • Health & child care flexible spending program 
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Deferred Comp Plan
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office offers:

  • Overtime opportunities
  • Current technology, training, and equipment
  • Room for professional growth and career development

The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the agency.


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