Communications Technician (Police Dispatcher)
This is responsible work in the operation of a communications system and associated equipment for the Leesburg Police Department. Work involves responsibility for the receipt and transmissions of radio, telephone, teletype, and computer messages, and for dispatching police vehicles and coordinating and disseminating fire, rescue, emergency, and related law enforcement information on an assigned shift. Work also includes the performance of related record keeping tasks. Initially, work is performed under close supervision, however, after an initial training period, employees are expected to work independently. Work is reviewed by observation and examination of records for conformance with standard operating procedures and quality of communications services provided.
Selected candidates will join a Virginia accredited law enforcement agency in an innovative municipality. Leesburg, hometown of the 21st century, is located 35 miles west of the nation’s capital and enjoys a vibrant and authentic community with a population of more than 50,000 residents. The Town strongly encourages innovation, promotes career development, and offers excellent benefits to employees, including membership to the Town’s full-service recreation center, retirement benefits through the Virginia Retirement System and ICMA-RC, affordable health insurance, and numerous other fringe benefits.
High school diploma (or GED); external consideration for employment above the basic level requires compliance with the Leesburg Police Department’s Career Development Program: minimum of two (2) years of communications technician experience and 80 hours of training received for consideration for employment as Communications Technician II (CT2); minimum of four (4) years of communication technician experience and 160 hours of training received for consideration for employment as Communications Technician III (CT3).
Career Development Program
The Leesburg Police Department offers a career development program. The purpose of the program is to recognize and compensate individuals who have acquired additional or advance work-related knowledge, skills and abilities during their career with the Leesburg Police Department. This program provides a career development plan based on an employee’s performance, training, and length of service.
TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only.