Communications Officer

  • Type:

    Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:

    17.49 per Hour
  • Announcement Date:

  • Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled

Position 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.

Major Duties:

  • 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.

Preferred 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:

Only applicants submitting a fully completed Jasper County application will be considered. Please submit completed documents to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936. Applications are available on-line or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC 29936. APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

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