• 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Operator

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    US-CO-Fort Collins
  • Overview

     One Agency, One Mission: Public Safety.

     An Emergency Communications Operator receives and transmits routine and emergency telephone, radio, and computer messages and dispatches required law enforcement, fire, and/or ambulance personnel and equipment.  Maintains continual radio contact with all on-duty personnel responding to calls or initiating calls.


    The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is seeking talented men and women to join our team as an Emergency Communications Operator. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to multi-task, and works well under stress, exercising good judgment in emergency situations.


    Specifically, Emergency Communications Operators:

    • Receives incoming 9-1-1 hardwire and cellular telephone calls, non-emergency phone calls, inter-office phone calls, and ring-down lines; obtains pertinent information, prioritizes calls, takes messages for duty personnel, and transfers callers.
    • Dispatches necessary emergency personnel including law enforcement units, fire departments, ambulance departments, and other agencies as needed.
    • Maintains radio contact with units on assignments.
    • Sends, receives, records, and disseminates teletype information from the state and national computer; maintains NCIC/CCIC certification.
    • Enters data into computer systems or databases; looks up information in database; creates basic word processor documents and enters data into spreadsheets; uses email to communicate.
    • Reads maps and verbally describes detailed directions via radio or phone.
    • Maintains access and dissemination of confidential information.
    • Performs extensive computer work for criminal histories, background checks, previous contacts, warrants, officer safety information, etc.
    • Monitors building security alarm system, national warning phone, radio equipment, phone equipment, and all other essential job-related equipment.
    • Coordinates search and rescue efforts, disaster emergencies, motorized patrol units, and prisoner relays.




    Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all Sheriff's Office members. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of over 400 family-oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities including support services, patrol, jail, wildland fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties.  If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home. Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.


    An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. 


    The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:

    • #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com, 2017
    • #17 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2018
    • #14 in Top 100 Best Places to Live” - Livability.com, 2018
    • #4 10 Best places to Raise a Family - Livability.com, 2018
    • #9 fitness-friendly places, -SmartAsset, 2019 
    • Fort Collins #1 and Loveland #2 Most Affordable Places to Live in Colorado, - Livability.com, 2018
    • Bicycle friendly - Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017


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    • High School diploma or GED required.
    • Required to type 40 WPM
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR certification
    • Obtain EMD certification during training phase required.

    Other Information to Note:


    • Shift work required.
    • Shifts require working days, nights, weekends and holidays.
    • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
    • All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date.


    • Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:
      • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
      • Cannot have a felony conviction
      • No convictions involving domestic violence
      • No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
      • No use of marijuana in any form within the last two years
      • Pass integrity questionnaire
      • Pass a typing test with 40 WPM
      • Pass a written examination
      • Pass a simulation Test
      • Pass oral board interview
      • Pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history and financial status
      • Pass polygraph examination
      • Pass psychological evaluation
      • Pass medical examination
      • Pass drug testing



    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  




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