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911 Employment 

 Duluth Dispatch Center  911 Dispatcher  Midway Dispatch Center

The St. Louis County 911 Communications Department seeks exceptional people to lead us into and through the 21st Century.  We offer a variety of career opportunities including:

  • Emergency Communications Specialists (Dispatch)
  • Information Specialists
  • Electronic Systems Technicians
  • Managerial Positions

We offer a challenging work environment where you have the opportunity to discover and develop the talents that will help you and the Department to excel. Our culture is characterized by long term relationships of trust.  Working together we foster a commitment to doing what is right for the public, right for the emergency services response agencies and right for our coworkers and associates.

What Dispatchers Do Requirements of a Dispatcher Opportunities/Training Program

Dispatching is Skilled Technical Work 

 Technical Work  Dispatcher at work

Dispatchers (Emergency Communications Specialist) perform technical operations in telecommunications and computer aided dispatch (CAD) equipment to provide a vital communications link between emergency
response units in the field and locations where emergency assistance is requested by the public. 

A dispatcher performs law enforcement, fire, emergency medical dispatch and rescue related telecommunications dispatch work in a County 911 Communications Center. 

Duties include operating computer aided dispatch system, multi-line telecommunciations and radio communications equipment to receive requests for emergency public safety assistance, determine the type and level of response necessary, accomplish timely and effective dispatch of emergency response units, monitor response and safety of responding units and retrieve supplemental information from other local, state and federal information systems. The work is performed in accordance with prescribed communication center dispatch policies, procedures and practices, and under the general direction of assigned supervisory staff.

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