Brown County Of Minnesota

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IPT Dispatcher







The dispatcher performs skilled technical communications work in the operation of the 911 system, receiving and transmitting information by the radio, telephone, and computer terminal.  Work involves the exercise of independent judgement in transmitting law enforcement information and responding to inquiries, complaints and requests for emergency assistance.


Operates the Brown County 911 system, Armer Radio System, NCIC, MINCIS, CIS CAD System, and in-house computer terminals, receive incoming calls and dispatches required emergency vehicles, answers inquiries or refers calls to the appropriate agencies. Receives and transmits telephone and radio messages and monitors activities of law enforcement, fire, medical, civil defense, municipal utility, and county highway units.  Receives requests from emergency services on call and provides assistance to the units requesting information, services, or personnel. Broadcast and enters notices for wanted persons, stolen or suspect vehicles, drivers records, vehicle registrations, stolen property, criminal record checks and other information as requested. Requests and receives information on the Minnesota Criminal Justice Information System.  Monitors numerous radio frequencies with other law enforcement agencies to request or provide assistance and information.  Maintains activity logs and records.  Serves as county “Warning Point” for civil defense.  Monitors by radio or telephone automatic alarm systems. Assists the general public in the lobby of the building.  Performs other duties and responsibilities as apparent, as set forth by department policy and as assigned.  Knows duty roster and provides copies of police reports to agencies as set forth by department policy.


One year minimum of post-secondary courses in communications, law enforcement, computers or health related fields, or high school diploma or equivalent with two years’ experience in law enforcement and/or emergency services, radio communications, 911 operations plus two years related experience. Also experience involving public contact work, which should include the following: Ability to learn and operate a variety of telephone, radio and computer equipment; Ability to type accurately; Ability to learn the geographical layout, political and community service jurisdictions, and highway systems of the county; Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions; Ability to hear and correctly comprehend information by telephone, radio, and other means; Ability to speak in a voice quality that carries well over the communications equipment; Ability to prepare concise and understandable written reports; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the general public and other agencies within the system; Ability to act under busy and emergency condition as well as working a rotating shift that includes every day of the week which include Holidays.


Position is currently in Grade Level XI with a 2018 entry level to midrange hourly wage of $18.5315 – $21.8255, DOQ. Send completed copy of the Brown County application, found online @, to Brown County, HR Director, PO Box 248, New Ulm, MN  56073.  Phone (507) 233-6605.  Receipt of applications closes at 4:30 PM on December 15, 2017.




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