Livingston County
  • 31-Jul-2017 to 28-Sep-2017 (EST)
  • 911 Central Dispatch
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • Starting at $39,225/yr- 911 Union
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available - Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, EAP, Pension, 457, Wellness

An integral part of Livingston County public safety that provides 24-hour police, fire, and emergency medical response to the public. Extensive dispatch/public safety training provided. Exciting and meaningful work assisting the public and being a part of the public safety team. Receives emergency calls and dispatches law enforcement officers, fire and/or emergency medical services throughout the County. Utilizes specialized computer systems to secure necessary information for law enforcement personnel and to enter information relative to warrants, personal protective orders, stolen vehicles and other such data. Continually monitors availability and location of emergency units and/or designated personnel in the field. Requires working assigned shifts and emergency coverage for a twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year operation. Under the general supervision of the Dispatch Supervisor or other management staff.


  • Receives emergency calls for law enforcement, fire and/or emergency medical services assistance.
  • Reviews and secures any additional information needed on location, nature of incident, status of emergency and other vital data.
  • Confirms the nature of the calls, determines the priority of the calls, decides which agency should respond and dispatches the necessary information to the proper agency or unit.
  • Assists emergency service units in the field by securing and/or verifying information through computers, department files and records, and other sources of available data.
  • Obtains and coordinates the assistance of additional police, fire and medical services/units/agencies, as well as other organizations needed in emergency situations.
  • Monitors the availability and location of various emergency and/or designated personnel in the field.
  • Records and maintains information in both manual and computerized systems.
  • Operates radio consoles, recorders, E911 displays, computer-aided dispatching terminals, LEIN and NCIC terminals, Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), other specialized equipment, departmental PCs and general office machines.
  • Monitors weather conditions on automated, emergency management system and relays severe weather conditions to emergency agencies.
  • Describes first aid or other pre-arrival instructions to callers pending the arrival of emergency, trained personnel.
  • Monitors multiple situations simultaneously, including the monitoring of the Central Dispatch Facility security systems.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent AND one of the following:
  • Six months' experience with customer service, multitasking, leadership/supervisory experience or responding to emergency situations in an emergency call center, fire service, ambulance service, law enforcement, hospital or military - OR-
  • Completion of 48 credit hours in public safety related program at an accredited college or university (Send transcripts to - OR -
  • Possess current certification in Emergency Medical Dispatch, Emergency Fire Dispatch, and Emergency Police Dispatch
  • Have not been convicted of a violation of criminal law (Criminal law generally includes all offenses except traffic law, conservation law, and liquor law. Generally, conviction for a violation of criminal law is automatically disqualifying).
  • Must have normal hearing and normal color vision
  • One year working with the public
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 35 WPM
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