Umatilla County
  • 07-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Pendleton, OR, USA
  • 3547 per month
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits, including PERS, health, dental, and life insurance

Telecommunicator/Emergency Medical Dispatcher

SALARY: $3,547.00/ Month (to start)- Plus Excellent Benefits

CLOSING: Open Until Filled- Reviewed Weekly

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff's Office


The Telecommunicator/Emergency Medical Dispatcher is responsible for answering 9-1-1 emergency, non-emergency, and administrative telephone lines, and is responsible for providing callers with necessary assistance. Makes response decisions regarding fire, police and EMS. Also, is responsible for receiving and transmitting to mobile units on a two-way radio, under the provisions set up by the FCC.


  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Possess a high school diploma/or a GED.
  3. Employee must be able to distinguish between the full range of colors in the color spectrum to work with CAD system.
  4. Must successfully complete and maintain certification for Basic Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatch within first year of hire.
  5. Must attain and maintain LEDS certifications.
  6. Must be able to understand, speak, and write the English language clearly and fluently.
  7. Must possess knowledge to operate miscellaneous office equipment, including a personal computer, telephone computer, computerized radio equipment and fax machine.
  8. Must be a highly organized and self-motivated individual.
  9. Must have the ability to work without supervision.
  10. Must be able to make correct response decisions under low, medium and high stress conditions where life and property are concerned.
  11. Must be able to gain control of an out-of-control person under low, medium and high stress conditions where life and property are concerned.
  12. Must be a multi-task oriented individual.
  13. Knowledge to operate and communicate on law enforcement radio.
  14. Must have knowledge of FCC rules and regulations.
  15. Have the ability to work with ethnic minority groups and communities.
  16. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public.
  17. Requires devising work methods and solutions for each problem.
  18. Work is subject to continuous pressures calling for inventiveness.

Use of Umatilla County application is MANDATORY and must be submitted via our online portal at Anyone who qualifies for Veterans' Preference in Public Employment provided for in OAR 839-006-0435; please include proper certification (OAR 839-006-0465) with your application. Any applicant with a disability who needs reasonable accommodation in any step of the application or hiring process to assist or to demonstrate qualifications or to perform the essential functions of the job for which the applicant is applying should inform the Human Resources Department.

Umatilla County provides employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran's status or any other status protected by applicable Federal, Oregon, or Local Law.


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