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Telecommunicator

City of Ottawa

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Ottawa
301 W. Madison Street
Ottawa, IL 61350

Phone:

  • 815-433-0161 x 116

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/11/23
  • @ 11:59 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $55,910.30 as of May 1, 2023

    Benefits:

    • Paid vacations
    • Medical and prescription insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Opportunity to further your education

    Twelve-hour shifts, rebid yearly based on seniority

Sworn:

  • 37

Population:

  • 18,000

Position Details

To be eligible to take the exam, applications must be completed by:

11:59 PM on October 11, 2023

No applications will be accepted after this date.

The City of Ottawa Civil Service Commission is accepting applications to establish a telecommunicator eligibility register.

The hours of work are 12 hours per shift on an average 40-hour work week, continuous operation, including weekends and holidays.

Applicants are subject to an extensive background check.

The job description is as follows: TELECOMMUNICATOR

The job includes, but is not limited to:

  • Answering incoming calls for police and fire issues
  • Dispatching calls for service to police and fire personnel
  • Maintaining radio contact with medics, firemen and police officers
  • Operating the LEAD system and in-house software.

The exam will be given on October 30, 2023 beginning promptly at 5:30 PM at:

City Hall

301 West Madison Street

Ottawa, Illinois

Applications are available at:

www.cityofottawa.org

TELECOMMUNICATOR FACT SHEET:

Below is an outline of the various points that you should know about the position of Telecommunicator.

Please read them over carefully so that there will be no misunderstanding of what you can expect, and what will be expected of you.

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  1. Probationary period for Telecommunicator is 12 months.
  2. Fourteen weeks of initial, intense Telecommunicator training.
  3. After being appointed, and within 15 months, residency must be maintained within twenty (20) miles of the City of Ottawa, Illinois corporate limits. 

HIRING PROCEDURE:

  1. The application must be completed in its entirety and submitted according to instructions. Failure to complete the application may result in disqualification of the applicant by the Ottawa Civil Service Commission.
  2. An orientation and written test will be administered to all applicants.
  3. Eligibility scores are calculated based on written examination results and additional preference points claimed by the applicant for Military Service.
  4. Following establishment of a Civil Service Commission eligibility register, employment is subject to an oral interview, mandatory dispatch center observation period, an extensive background investigation, a thorough psychological examination, and physical examination, which includes a test to screen for the use of drugs and/or narcotics. 

The City of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer, not discriminating on basis of age, country of national origin, creed, race, religion or sex.



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