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Thurston 911 Communications (TCOMM)

  • Contact Information

    Thurston 911 Communications (TCOMM)
    2703 Pacific Avenue SE Suite A
    Olympia, Washington 98501
    Phone: 360-704-2729
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/10/2015 | Last updated: 11/13/2018

Community Information

Thurston County is located at the southern end of the Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Over 265,000 residents call Thurston County home, where mild winters and warm summers provide an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Mount Rainier and the Cascade mountains are nearby to the east, while the Pacific coast is just an hour’s drive away to the west. Thurston County is also strategically located between Seattle and Portland, which are both easily accessible along the I-5 corridor. Home to Washington’s state capital and the cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, the area has two major medical complexes including a regional trauma center, a working deep water Port, and a historic downtown shopping area. Rural living is not far away for those preferring the smaller settings of Yelm, Tenino, Rainier and Bucoda. Thurston County has it all - fresh and salt water, clean air, affordable housing, and excellent K-12 public schools.

Department Information

Located in Olympia, Thurston 9-1-1 Communications (TCOMM) is a county-wide enhanced 9-1-1 center for all public safety law enforcement, fire service and Medic One agencies that serve the cities, towns and unincorporated areas within Thurston County, Washington. TCOMM is a state of the art, 24x7 operation, answering both 9-1-1 and seven digit emergency calls from the public. These calls are dispatched at the appropriate level of public safety response based on protocols provided and agreed upon by law enforcement, fire service and Medic One. Our Public Safety Telecommunicators are highly trained multi-taskers operating in a high-stress environment. Customer service skills, speed and accuracy are all critical for success. They are the critical link between public safety responders and the citizens who need their help.

Area Information

  • County: Thurston
  • Population: 265,000
  • # of staff: 59

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 18 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult May be a disqualifier. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20 X  
College Requirement No    
Other Valid CPR certificate or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

This agency allows out of state testing.

Candidates must be able to type 40 WPM with 90% Accuracy Rate.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Current Hiring Status

TCOMM is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Telecommunicator. The eligibility list is a continuous listing, and scores are received from PST on an as-needed basis. Candidates will only be notified if/when they are going to advance in the hiring process. For more information on our recruitment process, please visit www.tcomm911.org. 


Salary Information

2019 Salary Range: $4,302/month to $5,555/month

Benefit Information

Full medical, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long-term disability; Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); paid vacation and sick leave, holiday pay.