9-1-1 Telecommunicator

  • Full Time
  • Quincy, IL
  • Posted on February 1, 2021
  • Salary: $17.12/hour starting pay

Website Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1

Job Description

Job Description

The Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1 Communications Center is a 24 hour, 7 day per week operation serving agencies including the Quincy Police Department, the Quincy Fire Department, Tri-Township Fire Department, Adams County Rural Fire Departments, the Adams County Ambulance Service and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. The Center is seeking 9-1-1 telecommunicator applicants that have the desire to work in an exciting, challenging and rewarding career field.

Telecommunicator job duties include but are not limited to, answering 9-1-1 telephones, transmitting vital information to emergency personnel via the radio, relaying information via the Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and answering administrative phone lines. Telecommunicator starting wages are $17.12 per hour. Additional benefits include an IMRF retirement plan as well as insurance packages for medical, dental and life.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to accurately type at least 30 wpm
  • Must be able to pass the applicant testing, full police background investigation, psychological exam and drug/hearing/physical screenings
  • Schedule flexibility and multi-tasking are paramount
  • Must be able to work any of the three shifts, weekends and holidays along with overtime that may be mandatory
  • Must reside within 45 miles of Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1 within 3 months of completion of probation and remain a resident within that area while employed with Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a public safety environment, preferably in 9-1-1 dispatching
  • Experience with computer-based, multi-line telephone equipment
  • Computer / data entry experience


How to Apply

Application packets can be picked up in person at 222 N 52nd St, Quincy, Illinois 62305 or found online at https://.www.co.adams.il.us/how-do-i/list-detail-pages/employment-opportunities . Applications will be accepted on a continual basis until positions are filled. COVID-19 considerations: Masks or facial coverings will be required during applicant testing. Social distancing will be observed. Applicants must sign a consent waiver and should expect temperature to be taken prior to testing.