Digital Communications Dispatcher Trainee


Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Req #: 1158
Type: Regular Full-Time

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office


Learn to receive and direct emergency and non-emergency calls and utilizing emergency communications equipment to dispatch emergency response personnel to provide timely response to requests for assistance. First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC), and valid State of Florida 9-1-1 Public Safety Telecommunicator certifications must be obtained during the probationary period.


Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

Note for Trainees: Trainees are expected to learn the following duties while in a trainee status.

* Receive 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls, quickly and calmly assesses the situation, enter information into the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system for agency dispatch, and/ or redirect them to specific or alternate emergency responding agencies or departments.
* Connect conference calls involving two or more parties to render timely emergency assistance.
* Dispatch emergency response personnel using digital and/or analog voice communications equipment and/or an emergency computer dispatch system.
* Create reports to identify incorrect location information received through the Automatic Location Information system to initiate corrective actions.
* Pinpoint the location of emergency/non-emergency calls initiated from land lines or cellular phones using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and initiate emergency call-backs to obtain additional information or to follow-up on disconnected calls.
* Type memoranda and report, duplicate or edit emergency call recordings in response to court subpoenas and public records requests, and testify in court to provide an accurate account of information received from emergency/non-emergency calls for assistance.
* Maintain records and reports including shift reports and operational logs.
* Perform other related duties as required.


* Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate.
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