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Communications Operator

Skokie, Illinois


Village of Skokie

5127 Oakton Street

Skokie, IL 60077

Phone: 847-933-8212




Salary: $56,736 - $72,415


Application Deadline: 3/31/17







2 Vacancies


The Village of Skokie is seeking Communication Operators. The primary emphasis for this position is to receive general and emergency phone calls via the 911 phone system, obtain necessary information, dispatch Fire, Police and EMS units, enter data into a Computer Aided Dispatch system and transmit appropriate responses.


The Communications Center operates 24/7 every day, including holidays. Must be available to work ALL shifts on a rotation, based on operational need.



Required Training and Knowledge:

  • Have ability to handle simultaneous tasks and work in a multi-staff, team environment

  • Must have a clear speaking voice, good hearing and verbal communications skills

  • Must have technical skills associated with using a personal computer

  • HS diploma or equivalent required


Components of the selection process include:

  • Communications Operator test

  • Interview

  • Polygraph evaluation

  • In-depth background investigation

  • Medical exam

  • Drug test


Annual Salary Range:


$56,736 - $72,415



To be considered for this position you MUST submit a completed Village of Skokie Application for Employment by March 31, 2017.



Applications are available at:



Applications can be submitted to:


Village of Skokie Personnel Office

5127 Oakton Street

Skokie, IL 60077




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