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Telecommunicator (Dispatcher)

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Sweet Home Telecommunicator Employment Requirements

The City of Sweet Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to: effectively meet and deal with the public; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; handle stressful situations; speak clearly and distinctly and respond rapidly and effectively to emergency situations maintaining composure; Hear and distinguish between several voices at the same time while obtaining the necessary information (multi-tasking skills); possess excellent computer related skills; learn and follow the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; follow verbal and written instructions; and learn the geography of East Linn County.
  • Be at least 21 years of age at time of employment or 18 years and possess a public safety dispatch certificate or completed one year in a criminal justice program.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be able to read and write the English language.
  • Be able to speak the English language in a clear, concise, well-modulated voice.
  • Be able to pass a written test, keyboarding test and oral interview.
  • Be able to attain the State of Oregon Basic Telecommunicator certification within one year of hire.
  • Be free of any felony convictions.
  • Pass an extensive background process.
  • Pass a pre-employment psychological exam and drug screening.


An application will not be processed for any of the below listed reasons.  The applicant will be notified by correspondence indicating a file will not be opened unless the applicant provides mitigating information regarding one or more of the below listed reasons:

  • A felony conviction under state or federal law.
  • A misdemeanor conviction relating to sex crimes, crimes against persons, drugs, fraud, or moral turpitude.
  • Other misdemeanor conviction within the last five years.
  • Conviction for a major traffic offense or a DUII diversion within the last five years.
  • Criminal (Felony/Misdemeanor) operator’s license suspension within the last five years.         
  • Possession, sale, distribution, manufacture, or use of an illegal drug within the last ten years.          
  • Personal use of marijuana within the last three years.
  • Any discharges less than Honorable from a branch of the Armed Forces.
  • An arrest record by a law enforcement agency. (See below paragraph for more information)
  • Excessive driving record.


Each applicant must be of good moral fitness (moral character).  The following are indications of a lack of good moral fitness: 

  • Illegal conduct involving moral turpitude.
  • Conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
  • Intentional deception or fraud or attempted deception, or fraud in any application, examination, or other document.
  • Conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.
  • Acts or conduct which would cause a reasonable person to have substantial doubts about the individual's honesty, fairness, respect for the rights of others, or for the laws of the state and/or the nation.
  • Conduct that adversely reflects on the individual's fitness to perform as a law enforcement officer.


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Sweet Home City Hall, 1140 12th Avenue, Sweet Home, OR 97386, Ph: (541) 367-5128, Fax (541) 367-5113