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Alarm Operator


Glendale Heights, Illinois




DuPage Public Safety Communications

600 Wall Street

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Phone: 630-260-7500




Starting Salary: $15.61/hour



Application Deadline: 2/6/15




Now Accepting Applications

Alarm Operator

Glendale Heights, IL   (Part-time)



DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) is among the largest consolidated 9-1-1 communications centers within the state of Illinois.   DU-COMM is a 24 hour, 7 day a week operation serving 39 Fire/Police/EMS agencies throughout DuPage County. DU-COMM is currently seeking part-time Alarm Operator applicants that have the desire to work in an exciting, challenging and rewarding career field.


Alarm Operator job duties include monitoring and processing incoming burglar and fire alarms, handling phone calls from business owners, alarm companies, member agencies, citizens, and completing clerical work related to the alarm system.


Alarm Operators have a starting wage of $15.61 per hour.  Employees start earning paid time off (PTO) based on hours worked after training is complete.  This position is part-time and does not include any medical benefits.


Advancement opportunities include: Full-time Telecommunicator I or II (answering 9-1-1 calls and transmitting vital information to emergency personnel via the radio).




  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age

  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Applicants must be able to accurately type at least 35 wpm

  • Applicants must be able to pass the applicant testing, full police background investigation, polygraph test, psychological exam and drug/hearing/vision screenings

  • Schedule flexibility and multi-tasking are essential


Employees in this position need to be available to work from 6 am to 6 pm in 4 to 8 hour increments, Monday through Friday, averaging 20 hours per week.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a public safety environment

  • Experience with multi-line telephone equipment

  • Bi-Lingual Spanish/English skills

  • Computer/data entry experience



How to Apply:


Applications are available at:




At our facility located at:


600 Wall Street

Glendale Heights, IL 60139


Applications will be accepted until February 6, 2015 at 12 pm.


Resumes alone will not be accepted.  All applicants must complete the application and attach proof of typing speed to be considered for this position.


There will be a Mandatory Orientation and Group Testing meeting the evening of February 20, 2015.  Qualified candidates will be notified, via email, of the orientation/testing time and location at least 3 days prior to the event.  Please make sure you regularly check your email (and spam folders) for email communications from DU-COMM.











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