EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY:9-1-1 or
316.263.6011 If calling from outside Sedgwick County.
Administrative Number:p. 316.660.4977
This number should not to be used to report emergencies and is not staffed 24/7.
714 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67203
Emergency Communications work is difficult but rewarding. It
involves the need for great focus and attentiveness because the cost of mistakes
are serious and/or life threatening. The work is fast paced and ever changing,
and allows employees to truly make a difference. Keys for successful applicants
include the ability to:
Reason clearly, analyze situations rapidly and accurately
Follow instructions quickly and accurately
Hear and distinguish between several voices at the same
time while acquiring and retaining information
Function efficiently and calmly under pressure
Communicate effectively with irate persons and handle
Operate complex computerized equipment rapidly and
Monitor at least four screens simultaneously
Speak clearly, distinctly, and concisely
Read and understand maps
Starting pay for trainees is competitive and allows for
promotion after six months with a pay increase. We also provide shift
differential pay for second and third shifts. Sedgwick County offers an
excellent benefit package that includes health and dental insurance plans,
vacation and sick leave, retirement, and opportunities to participate in
deferred compensation plans and reimbursement accounts. Visit
www.hrepartners.com for more
9-1-1 is a 24-hour department, with eight-hour shifts. There
is no guarantee on shift assignment or how long an employee will spend on a
particular shift. Each employee receives two consecutive days off, granted by
seniority, which may be changed when departmental scheduling requires. The
department maintains a rotating on-call schedule, as well as a rotating forced
1st Shift: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2nd Shift: 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
3rd Shift: 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
AM Shift: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Late AM Shift: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
PM Shift: 6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Late PM Shift: 8:00 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Have a high school diploma or GED
Submit application to Sedgwick County (www.hrepartners.com)
Pass a keyboard test at 35 words per minute
Score at least a 20 on the Wonderlic test
Attend required informational meeting
Complete four-hour mandatory observation
Pass extensive criminal background check
Attend panel interview
Pass physical exam and drug screen
Call Taker Trainee:
Eight-weeks academic training
Three-weeks on-the-job training with a Communications Training Officer
Pass each written exam with a score of 80% or better
Pass practical exam with a score of 80% or better
Become certified in emergency medical dispatch
Become certified in CPR
Receive clearance for the National Crime Information Center database
The area of public safety communications is an important link
between citizens and emergency services in Sedgwick County. Each year, the
Sedgwick County Emergency Communications office processes approximately 650,000
calls for service. Sedgwick County Emergency Communications provides services for over 30 agencies.
For employment opportunities visit
For current employment opportunities visit
www.hrepartners.com. To be notified about new job positions, send an email with your name, email address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of Sedgwick County Emergency Communications will contact you when a job position is posted online at www.hrepartners.com, so you may start the application process.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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