Human Resources

911 Police/Fire Dispatcher

Open Until Filled
$20.18 - $24.87/hr.

Purpose:  To establish an eligibility list for 911 Police / Fire Dispatcher

Position Summary:  Operates and coordinates combined radio communications for police, fire, and animal services. Duties include operation of 9-1-1 computer-aided dispatch, NCIC/MULES/REJIS systems, cause response and emergency preparedness weather warning sirens, TDD-TTY {hearing impaired phone) and 24-hour recorder as required.  Maintains all procedures manuals, directories and maps and performs related duties. Must be able to multi-task and react to high stress situations. In addition to contact with Police, Fire, and Animal Services staff, the position interacts with Codes, other City departments, and Ambulance Personnel as well as citizens and visitors.

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to type at least 35 words-per-minute. Successful completion of training program, including the completion of required NIMS level training within first six months of hire.

Physical Demands: Able to sit for extended periods; stoop, bend and reach for files and shelves. Visual ability sufficient to read and write reports, correspondence, etc. Hearing ability sufficient to understand radio transmissions, conversations with individuals in person and over a phone. Speaking ability sufficient to communicate effectively with individuals in person, over a phone or radio.  Prolonged periods of emotionally stressful activity requiring handling of multiple tasks simultaneously.

Typical Working Conditions:  Work is performed inside, sitting at radio console in a confined area with several employees at a time. Must be available for shift work and weekends.

Additional Requirements:

Valid Driver’s License

Typing Test and Criticall Test

Drug testing and Hearing Test

Comprehensive Background Check

Military Veterans:  The Independence Police Department works with the Veterans Administration so military veterans can utilize their GI Bill® benefits.  Please contact us about the details using your benefits with us.  Approval of the benefits are subject to the approval by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


You must also print out the additional APPLICANT PERSONAL HISTORY INFORMATION PACKET by selecting the link at the top of the posting, and return the completed packet to the Independence Police Department, 223 Memorial Dr., Independence, MO 64050 or emailing it to


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