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MACC 911 - Dispatcher
Last updated on November 10, 2022
PST Partner Agency since June 23, 2022
Centrally located between Seattle and Spokane along the I-90 corridor, Grant County, WA is a great place to live and work. We have less traffic, less rain, and a lower cost-of-living than Western Washington, yet we are only a day trip away from the coast and mountains. Within the county, Moses Lake is one of the best outdoor recreation sites in the state with plenty of boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, and ORV opportunities. Grant County is also home to one of the nation’s premier outdoor concert venues, the Gorge, where you can enjoy summer concerts from popular entertainers. Our community college was ranked #1 in the state for 2022 by niche.com. We are an agricultural community (the nation's top potato producing county), but also an aviation, manufacturing, and technology hub as companies take advantage of the county's high-speed fiber-optic network and some of the lowest electricity rates in the nation.
MACC 911 is a full-service emergency communications center that serves 9 Law Enforcement Agencies, 16 Fire Agencies, and 2 EMS Agencies in Grant County. We pride ourselves on being innovative and leveraging new technology to improve the service we provide to the community and to improve the working conditions for our staff. We are excited for the future of 911 and invite you to join us on the journey.
# of Staff: 22
MACC 911 - Dispatcher has 2 vacancies.
MACC 911 is hiring every two to three months. The next round of Interviews for successful candidates is tentatively scheduled for February 2023.
- 0-12 Months - $3,821.15
- 13-36 Months - $4,212.55
- 37+ Months - $4,646.00
- In addition to the base pay each pay period includes holiday pay $150-200 per month.
- Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance benefits are through the Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust and are paid for 100% by the employer for employee and dependents.
- All Multi Agency Communications Center Employees are members of the State of Washington Public Employees Retirement (PERS) System.
MACC 911 - Dispatcher Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
The typing test is a critical component of your written test score and you are required to complete the online typing test within 90 days (before or after) your written exam. You will be allowed four (4) attempts at the typing test every seven (7) days and are responsible for selecting the score that you want PST to forward to the agencies you have applied with.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Legally Eligible to Work in the US|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must meet NENA standards.|
MACC 911 - Dispatcher Disqualifiers
The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
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FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
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