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Public Safety Dispatcher / 911 Operator Dexter Owen
Job Description <ul><li>Computer Operator </li></ul><ul><li>A 911 Dispatcher does a varitey of things from taking calls of...
Work Environment / Education / Advancement <ul><li>The work environment may be very stressful at times and can be a lot of...
Employment / Salary <ul><li>Expected to increase about 6% in the next decade due to the increase in population. </li></ul>...
Education <ul><li>Harrisburg Area Community College offers  a 24 hour non-credited course on Computer Aided Dispatching sy...
Job Search <ul><li>There are no job listing currently on Career Builder.com.  </li></ul><ul><li>I have received other info...
Cost of Living <ul><li>Harrisburg to Lewistown, PA </li></ul><ul><li>$24,860 </li></ul><ul><li>My salary could decrease to...
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Public Safety Dispatcher

  1. 1. Public Safety Dispatcher / 911 Operator Dexter Owen
  2. 2. Job Description <ul><li>Computer Operator </li></ul><ul><li>A 911 Dispatcher does a varitey of things from taking calls of peoples different emergencies and or dispatching the proper personnel to that emergency. They also hold a large database on information for a whole bunch of different emergencies such as weather, fires, medical, and police type incidents, where the dispatchers need to have a working knowledge of the area and possible situations that might be going on with the other people at the other end of the phone or radio. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Work Environment / Education / Advancement <ul><li>The work environment may be very stressful at times and can be a lot of fun as well. Most of the dispatch centers around here is a one big room with many computers, phones, radios, TV’s, maps, and also a hard paper copy backups incase the computer systems fail. </li></ul><ul><li>Most dispatchers are trained on the job and need no more than a high school diploma. </li></ul><ul><li>The dispatch advancements are not to common for entry-level dispatchers. Some of the different positions are a shift supervisor dispatcher or a radio network administrator, or also move from a entry-level (Dispatcher I) to a medium level (Dispatcher II) to a high level dispatcher (Dispatcher III). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Employment / Salary <ul><li>Expected to increase about 6% in the next decade due to the increase in population. </li></ul><ul><li>50% of dispatchers earn between $24,860 and $42,030 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Education <ul><li>Harrisburg Area Community College offers a 24 hour non-credited course on Computer Aided Dispatching systems and also touches on some emergency management concepts. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Job Search <ul><li>There are no job listing currently on Career Builder.com. </li></ul><ul><li>I have received other information from a reliable source about Cumberland County, PA possibly hiring one more dispatcher I. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cost of Living <ul><li>Harrisburg to Lewistown, PA </li></ul><ul><li>$24,860 </li></ul><ul><li>My salary could decrease to $20,164 </li></ul><ul><li>It is 18.9% cheaper to live in Lewistown </li></ul>

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