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Public Safety Dispatcher

Winnebago County Communications is seeking a full-time Public Safety Dispatcher

•    Operate and monitor telephones, computers, and communications equipment for emergency and routine traffic. 
•    Facilitate appropriate response to all calls for service. 
•    Respond to communications from units and relay information back to them.
•    Receive incoming emergency telephone calls and dispatch appropriate resources.
•    Dispatch public resources to appropriate community services.
•    Utilize computer-based resources and software to facilitate emergent and routine responses.
•    Monitor closed circuit video, access control and intercom systems.
•    Attend required training


Location: Winnebago County Public Safety Center – Forest City, Iowa

Pay Range: $21.16 to $23.82 per hour ($41,156 to $46,320 annually dependent on experience and/or certifications)

Shift: May work any of the following shifts: 7a.m. to 3 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday-Sunday (including holidays) 

The usual work schedule for this position is a 6 day on, 3 day off rotation. The first 3 days on 1st shift, 7am to 3pm, then 3 days on 2nd shift, 3pm to 11pm. This position requires the ability to flex to other shifts, or days, and work overtime as needed to fill time off.

Full-time position is eligible for benefits as detailed in the Employee Information Handbook, including, but
not limited to:

Additional Requirements

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.


Employment Application

Return Applications to: Winnebago County Communications 935 Hwy 69 N Forest City, IA 50436 or to email address [email protected]

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