SCSO NEWS RELEASE/Sheriff’s Office to hold informational meetings for the positions of Communications Specialist and Part-Time Communications Assistan

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Seminole County Sheriff’s Office will hold informational meetings next week, designed to draw qualified applicants for the positions of Communications Specialist (dispatcher) and Part-Time Communications Assistant (9-1-1 call taker).

The informational meetings will be held on Tuesday, October 24th, and Thursday, October 26th, from 6 – 7 p.m. at 100 Eslinger Way in Sanford.

The position of Communications Specialist is responsible for emergency and non-emergency police dispatching services to include receiving and processing telephone complaints, operating teletype systems, and dispatching law enforcement officers to calls for service. The hourly rate is $13.79 per hour with opportunities for pay increases after successfully completing the training program.

The position of Part-Time Communications Assistant is responsible for answering and processing 9-1-1 calls, and incoming non-emergency calls for service using a computer-aided dispatch system. The hourly rate is $12.53.  Part-Time Communications Assistant typically work between 20-30 hours per week.

Minimum qualifications for applicants are:

*   Must have a High School Diploma or GED
*   Knowledge of Seminole County geography and transportation system helpful
*   Must be willing to work day or night shifts, weekends, and holidays
*   Must be able to speak clearly and distinctly
*   Must be able to type 35 correct words per minute and successfully pass a typing test

Members of the community are invited to attend one of the two informational meetings to learn more about the positions and to participate in a Q & A session with communications and human resource personnel. The meetings will also offer a short tour of our Communications Center, as well as an opportunity for participants to hear real-life 9-1-1- calls.

The informational meetings are open to all members of the public. Professional attire is suggested.  Please R.S.V.P. to Roberta Morales at rmorales@seminolesheriff.org<mailto:rmorales@seminolesheriff.org>. More details about the positions can be found at here<http://www.seminolesheriff.org/employments.aspx>.

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