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E911 / Police Operators

Selection Process:

Qualified candidates will be selected to undergo stringent job-related testing. Candidates will then be interviewed in accordance with their standing in the testing process. Candidates will be ranked and offered employment after the training process has taken place.

 

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Minimum keyboarding speed of 35 words per minute
  • Minimum of one year experience in emergency services or communications field
  • Must meet vision standard of 20/40 best corrected, near vision of 20/40 best corrected, with no color blindness in either eye
  • Must pass hearing standard
  • Must pass police service background investigation

 

Benefits:

A benefit plan is co-funded by the City of Brandon. This plan includes pension, life insurance, disability and dental. Other benefits include employee assistance plans, sick leave, maternity leave, vacation entitlement.

 

Shift Schedule:

There are 6 to 8 dispatchers per shift with a minimum of 4 for holidays, sick leave, etc.

Dispatchers work 12 hour shifts, 2 days (0600 - 1800) and two nights (1800 - 0600) followed by 4 days off. This cycle is repeated throughout the year. This includes weekends and holidays.

Permanent employees and supervisors shall be eligible (on their anniversary dates) to progress from one step to another based on satisfactory work performance.

 

Wages:

Trainees receive $15.09/hour (2015 rates) during training. Qualified dispatchers earn between $23.11 and $29.90 (2015 rates) with a shift differential for night shifts. Shift Supervisors start at $30.07 (2015 rates).

 

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