Job Opening: 911 Dispatcher

The City of La Grande is accepting applications for this position.


Salary: $16.38 to $19.85 per hour

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Receive information regarding emergency and life-threatening
situations, and facilitate the necessary resources to mitigate them.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Must possess HS diploma or GED; be 18 years of age and physically capable of
performing the duties of a Telecommunicator and have 1 year of general clerical experience. Must possess the ability to
type 40 words per minute with 100% accuracy, have advanced knowledge of English grammar and spelling and use of
standard office equipment. Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one within 30 days. Must successfully
complete department written, physical, oral board, background, psychological, medical, and drug screening. Must be able to pass DPSST standards for hearing. Must obtain LEDS certification, CPR/First Aid Card, and Emergency Medical
Dispatch training within six months of appointment. Must be able to obtain a Basic Telecommunicator Certificate from
DPSST within one year of employment or the timeline established by Oregon Administrative Rule. Must continuously
maintain certification for duration of employment.


  • Family medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement: 13% employer paid; 1% employee paid
  • Vacation Leave: Accrual of 96 hours annually, or more based on years of service
  • Floating Holiday Leave: 16 paid hours annually (pro-rated depending on hire date)
  • Holiday Leave: 12 paid holidays annually
  • Sick Leave: Accrual of 96 hours annually, or more based on years of service
  • HRA VEBA: $500-$1000 employer contribution toward a health reimbursement account depending on coverage (family vs. individual).
  • Education and certification incentives
  • Additional Benefits: Flexible spending accounts, supplemental insurance options offered by Aflac, additional life insurance, additional retirement plan options, and free access for the employee to our public swimming pool.

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