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South Sound 911 - DISPATCH AND RECORDS POSITIONS (FF Written)

 

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South Sound 911 - DISPATCH AND RECORDS POSITIONS (FF Written)

Last updated on May 08, 2020

Vacancies: 10

Testing Deadline: May 24, 2020.

Important Information

This agency will accept your passing Firefighter written test in lieu of the Dispatch written test.


South Sound 911 is continuously hiring for positions within our Law Enforcement & Fire Communications, and Records Divisions. If you are interested in being considered, please select us as an Agency to receive your testing scores. To be considered for the Summer 2020 class, please have your PST written dispatch test and Personal History Statement (PHS) completed by May 24th, 2020. After this deadline, we will begin recruiting for our next hiring class in late fall 2020.

***PLEASE NOTE: Our Recruiting Academy Informational Session previously scheduled for March 20th has been postponed until further notice. We will announce the next informational session as soon as we are able to determine an appropriate date, considering directives associated to the COVID-19 pandemic***

For more information, visit https://southsound911.org, or attend our next Recruiting Academy Informational Session on a future date TBD***, located at TPD headquarters; 3701 S Pine Street, Tacoma WA 98409. Room 1210.

Community Information

Our service area is geographically diverse and demanding. Pierce County is the second most populous county in Washington state and a hub of international travel and commerce – via the Port of Tacoma, the largest transportation corridor in the state (Interstate-5), Puget Sound, its proximity to the Canadian border, and its position as a Pacific Rim state. It is also a major part of the state’s military core with Joint Base Lewis-McChord located within the county. 

Pierce County’s 1,790 square miles include a forested mountain range with the largest active volcano in the Pacific Northwest (Mount Rainier), several major earthquake faults, 217 miles of Puget Sound saltwater shorelines, and a 2,400-acre port facility.

Department Information

South Sound 911 is recognized as an expert in building police and fire dispatch interoperability. The agency is now operating two 911 centers in Pierce County; together they answer approximately 900,000 emergency and non-emergency calls annually for 19 law enforcement and 18 fire/EMS agencies.

South Sound 911 currently employs approximately 230 personnel, many of whom work various shifts to provide 24-hour service for 911, dispatch, and records management.

Area Information

County: Pierce
Population: 843,954
# of Staff: > 200

Hiring Status

South Sound 911 - DISPATCH AND RECORDS POSITIONS (FF Written) has 10 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is May 24, 2020.

South Sound 911 is continuously hiring for positions within our Law Enforcement & Fire Communications, and Records Divisions.
If you are interested in a career with South Sound 911, please select our Agency to receive your testing scores.
Veterans - you may apply your education and training benefits toward the approved Communications Support Officer, Communications Officer and Dispatcher On-the-Job training programs at South Sound 911!

Salary Information

Pay scale information:

Law Enforcement Communications Officer (CO) – $27.50 – $33.43/hr

Law Enforcement Communications Support Officer (CSO) – $24.24 – 29.45/hr

Records Information Specialist – $26.51 – $32.22/hr

Fire Dispatcher – $29.32 – $37.33/hr

*Law Enforcement Dispatcher – $31.11 – $39.62/hr

*not an entry -level position - must complete CO/CSO training prior to eligibility/consideration for this position

Benefit Information

South Sound 911 provides excellent and comprehensive benefit plans for employees and their dependents, as well as participation in the state’s retirement system. Benefits include:
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Holidays, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Retirement through WA Sate Department of Retirement Systems PERS 2 or PERS 3 plans, and Deferred Compensation Plan.

South Sound 911 - DISPATCH AND RECORDS POSITIONS (FF Written) Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Eligible to work in the U.S.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Reviewed and considered on a case by case basis
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Reviewed and considered on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to communicate fluently in English.
Vision Requirements Ability to see computer monitor, depth perception, color vision.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur
Remote Testing Allowed

Yes

Dispatch Typing Test 35 WPM; 90% Accuracy

Contact Information

South Sound 911 - DISPATCH AND RECORDS POSITIONS (FF Written)

955 Tacoma Avenue South, Suite 102
Tacoma, WA 98402 Pierce County
253-798-6078

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