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Communications Officer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$14.05/hour 12-Hour Shift (Day/Night Rotation)
  • Announcement Date:12/17/2018


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: December 17, 2018

 CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

JOB SUMMARY: Will receive incoming emergency and non-emergency calls. Incumbent is expected to dispatch calls for Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Services personnel and other officials. Will maintain accurate and complete dispatch records, monitor radio communications and provide directions to officials, as needed.


  • Receives, monitors, and dispatches radio communications traffic for EMS, Fire, and Sheriff’s Departments throughout Jasper County, including all 911 calls. 

  • Dispatches the appropriate emergency personnel to incident locations; maintains radio contact with emergency personnel in the field; provides emergency medical instructions to callers prior to the arrival of emergency personnel as appropriate. 

  • Monitors weather conditions; initiates weather alert system as necessary. 

  • Dispatches wrecker service to accident scenes. 

  • Enters and retrieves data from the National Crime Information Center network; runs driver’s license and license plate requests for officers in the field; verifies identify of wanted persons. 

  • Verifies addresses. 

  • Runs criminal background checks. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent. Minimum 2-3 years related experience. Knowledge of: applicable federal, state, and local statutes; understanding of geography and road system of Jasper County; radio codes used in public safety work; operating radio and communications equipment and excellent telephone manner. The ability to listen to details and take information accurately and excellent computer skills are essential to success in this position.

Application Procedure: Submit application to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936. Applications are available on-line at www.jaspercountysc.org or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government Building 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland SC 29936. APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS SLED CRIMIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.


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