Communications/911 Specialist

Richland County
Wahpeton, North Dakota
Jun 03, 2021
Job Type
Full Time

Richland County Communications/911 has a career opportunities available for full-time Communications Specialist.

Following is a partial list of responsibilities for this position:

  • Answer and prioritize incoming calls on a multi-line telephone/911 system.
  • Determine nature of complaint and dispatch law enforcement, ambulance, and fire departments.
  • Provide skilled communications and support services related to emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Utilize a computer aided dispatch program and enter information on calls received and agencies dispatched
  • Operate a teletype system to retrieve vehicle information, driver information, criminal histories, wants and warrants
  • Enter information and make inquiries in the National Crime Information Center database.

No experience is necessary for this position.  On the job training is provided. 

This job features a friendly shift work environment, with rotating holidays and weekends. Starting salary is $17.26/hr. plus a great benefit package.  Part time positions will have pro-rated benefits.    Salary will increase after successful completion of probationary period to $18.81/hr. 

A high school diploma or GED required.  Candidate must be fingerprinted, participate in pre-employment testing, hearing, drug test, and also pass a criminal background check.   Anyone with a felony or Class A or B Misdemeanor will be disqualified. 

A Richland County Job application must be completed and may be obtained by contacting Human Resources at 701-642-7704, by email to or on our website at  Position will remain open until filled.