Communication Tech Position

A communication tech with McKenzie County Sheriff's Office is directly responsible for the safety of our law enforcement personnel but also plays a vital role in getting assistance and help to our community members.  Starting salary for applicants is $27.27 per hour ($59,558.00 annually), depending on experience.  The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office offers:

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


Job Description:


This position is responsible for receiving and disseminating emergency and non-emergency telephone calls along with dispatching the appropriate responding personnel using a radio system. There is also 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
  • 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 


Additional Job Requirements:

  • 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
  • Eligible to receive North Dakota Criminal Justice Informational System (ND CJ certification and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification upon employment.


  • No prior communication tech experience is required.

To apply for this position, please provide your name and contact information below. We will send you a link to our online employment application form for you to start the application process.

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