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(Full-Time, Part-Time)

DeKalb, Illinois


City of DeKalb

200 S. Fourth Street

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-748-2398

Fax: 815-748-2056




Starting Salary: $22.628 - $23.15/hour


Application Deadline: 10/31/18



The City of DeKalb, Illinois invites candidates to apply and test for the position of Telecommunicator. Applications will be accepted and testing will be performed to fill a current part-time position and establish an applicant pool for part-time and full-time vacancies.


The Telecommunicator receives emergent and non-emergent telephone inquiries and requests for Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services within our community and fire protection district. The Communications Division is staffed 24/7 by a Communications Coordinator, 11 full-time and six part-time highly trained telecommunicators (TCs). The Telecommunicator receives, analyzes, classifies, prioritizes and responds to Police and Fire calls of an emergency and non-emergency nature, including those calls involving life-threatening situations. In 2017, the Communications Division received over 115,000 phone calls, including over 22,107 9-1-1 calls, while dispatching 52,136 police calls and 5,664 fire/EMS calls.





The starting pay rate for full-time is:


$22.628 per hour plus a full benefit package


Effective 1/1/19, Full-time wages will increase to $23.194 per hour.


The starting pay rate for part-time is:


$23.15 per hour


Part-time will work up to 28 hours per week and participate in the IMRF pension program.





Candidates must complete an application and the written exam process by October 31, 2018.



To view the full job description, hiring requirements and complete the application, please visit our website at:



The scheduling of the written exam through NTN

can be found at:


Please select Emergency Communications Jobs and sign up for the City of DeKalb exam.



All applications and testing must be completed by October 31, 2018.



The City of DeKalb is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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