Highway Patrol Dispatcher
Ohio.gov - Delaware County, OH

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Receives & transmits radio communications, dispatching patrol officers & equipment for the purpose of law enforcement, traffic control, accident investigation, motorist assistance & security. Operates Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) terminal receiving & transmitting messages; interprets messages received & routes the information to the appropriate person. Maintains radio log & message control log; prepares & types reports & correspondence; maintains proper files for correspondence, reports & teletypes. Receives & records all telephone calls; responds to the situations reported as is warranted; provides required information &/or directions. Greets & assists visitors to the patrol facility; provides liaison service to the area communities & to the other public agencies. Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalent; reading, writing & speaking English; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in typing, operating a personal computer & word processing. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Supplemental Information:
AGENCY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS : Possess training or exp. in dispatching; knowledge of law enforcement procedures; 6 mos. exp. in public relations; possess working knowledge of LEADS; 12 mos. exp. in operation of computer. Valid Ohio Class 'D' Driver License.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Works weekends and holidays with rotating days off; confined to work area sitting for long periods of time at personal computer terminal; constant noise from telephone ringing & radio traffic; exposed to stressful working conditions involving performance of multiple, critical tasks simultaneously to ensure safety & welfare of highway patrol units & public.

Applicants can view the status of posted positions by logging onto the Ohio Department of Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.ohio.gov/adm_hr.stm or contact Human Resources at (614) 752-7665.

  • This position may be filled by a layoff or certification eligibility list if applicable.
  • A background check, including a polygraph examination, will be required on all selected applicants.
  • A comparative analysis and/or drug-test may be a requirement of the hiring process.
  • This position will be filled in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement if applicable