Public safety dispatchers are responsible for responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services, as well as city/county animal control, utilities, and county/state road department service and procedures to ensure the safety of all public safety responders and the public.
To perform this job successfully, applicants must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. They should have the mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment and hearing and speech to communicate in person, over the telephone, and the radio.
Applicants can be eligible for this position with a high school diploma/GED and two to three years of administrative support experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
In general, public safety dispatchers make a national average salary of $18.48 per hour. This average can vary by state as well as by experience level. Generally, public safety dispatchers with a significant amount of work experience earn higher incomes.