Public Safety Telecommunicator

Ongoing Applications

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • PackageSalary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive a generous benefit package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and health and pension benefits.

If you want to join a hard-working team that shares a commitment to provide top-quality communications services in a prime Northern NJ location, consider a career with the County of Morris. We have vacancies for the position of Public Safety Telecommunicators in the Morris County Department of Law & Public Safety Communications Division, a Nationally CALEA Accredited Public Safety Communications Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • answering 9-1-1 police, fire and EMS emergency and non-emergency telephone calls
  • dispatching police, fire and EMS personnel and equipment according to standard operational procedures
  • maintaining, receiving, and recording pertinent information from the two-way radio communications with police, fire and EMS emergency field units
  • monitoring radio talk groups and multiple lines for all communications
  • using computer terminals to access various law enforcement systems, including CJIS and NCIC.

Ideal candidates will remain calm under pressure; exercise good judgment and make sound decisions in emergency situations; have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing clearly and concisely; have the ability to multi-task; have proficient typing and keyboard entry skills; bilingual English/Spanish highly desirable.

Position requires:

  • graduation from HS or equivalent
  • must be able to work shifts on a rotating basis including nights, weekends and holidays
  • prior experience using a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system is desirable
  • successful completion of a criminal background check and pre-employment psychological assessment.

Candidates that possess Paramedic Certification are encouraged to apply.