Police Dispatcher, Bexley Police, OH

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The City of Bexley is currently trying to fill a vacancy for Full-Time Police Dispatcher and build an ongoing list of candidates interested in a career in communications as a Police Dispatcher.

Job Classification: Full Time Police Dispatcher

Salary Information: The starting base rate of pay for those with no prior experience is $24.15 per hour, annualized at $50,232.00.  The pay range for this position is $50,232.00 – $68,057.60. Rates of pay are determined through union contract with The Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council, Inc.

Benefit Information: The Bexley Police Department offers Police Radio Dispatchers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/prescription coverage, dental and vision insurance plan, life insurance, and participation in the Ohio Public Employment Retirement Fund.  The City of Bexley also offers Paid holidays, Personal days, Sick Leave accrual, Vacation accrual, Shift differential, Wellness pay and Comp time.

Department/City Overview: Bexley has a population of 13,000 residents, with over 4,000 households in the City.  It is geographically compact, located within a 2.5 square mile footprint. Bexley is ten minutes east of downtown, Columbus, Ohio’s capital city. The city operates under a Mayor- City Council.

Led by Police Chief Larry Rinehart, the police department has 31 sworn officers, 4 police dispatchers and 1 administrative support staff member.

Bexley Police Dispatchers are assigned to the Communication Center which is overseen by the Administrative Sergeant.  Bexley Police Dispatchers in collaboration with other local agencies utilizes the Next Generation 911 technology. In addition, Bexley Police Dispatchers are the primary point of contact for police related calls, deploy officers to emergency and non-emergency calls, handle lobby requests, and perform clerical tasks.

Job Requirements


Age : 18 years

US Citizen : Yes

High School Grad/GED : Yes

Valid OHIO State Driver’s License : Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes

Qualifications :

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Interpret and transmit important information to emergency personnel or to proper jurisdiction when necessary.

Ability to speak effectively before citizens or employees of the City.

Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Must be able to organize and perform multiple responsibilities, sometimes simultaneously, in an accurate, efficient, and responsive manner.

Must be able to obtain LEADS certification and Notary License within 6 months of employment.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

Knowledge of the City of Bexley and surrounding areas; police department policies/procedures, city organizations and functions, FCC rules and regulations, and police terminology.

Skill in radio operations and related equipment: Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD); telephone; two-way radio; CAD; LEADS; copy machine; fax machine; recorders.


Physical Demands :

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.