An Emergency Communications Specialist operates telephone and radio equipment to receive emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance from citizens, coordinates all police, fire, ambulance and other emergency requests in a timely and professional manner and performs a host of support duties related to Emergency Communications.
Open positions for Emergency Communications Specialists will be listed on the City of Grand Prairie career opportunities website.
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Highly skilled Emergency Communications employees work side by side with city, local, state and federal agencies to provide the highest quality of service to our citizens. Emergency Communications work can be challenging, but highly rewarding. As a Community Liaison, we play a large role in protecting and saving lives on a daily basis.
Essential Job Functions
Starting: $25.50 per hour/ $53,040 per year*
Top Out: - $37.73 per hour/ $78,486 per year
Starting: $29.35 per hour/ $61,066 per year*
Top Out: $44.83 per hour/ $93,249 per year
Starting: $32.00 per hour/ $66,562 per year*
Top Out: $48.86 per hour/ $101,641 per year
*Starting pay rates could be more, based on lateral experience
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays and weekends, so flexibility in your schedule is a must. After graduating the Communications Academy, you will be assigned to 1 of 4 teams, working a 12 hour shift that meets the needs of the Emergency Communications Center.
Applicants will undergo a background investigation.
Applicants with felony convictions will not be considered for employment.
Applicants cannot be on probation for any offense on the date of application.
No DWI/DUI convictions within the last 120 months/10 years.
No applicant may be certified as eligible for appointment to the position of Communications Specialist whose drug usage does not comply with those standards set by the City of Grand Prairie Civil Service Commission.
Must be U.S. Citizen.
All applicants must provide the following documentation at time of application:
Applicants must possess a valid Texas driver’s license and have no more than two events (moving violations or accidents) in the 24 months preceding the date of application. Out of state applicants may apply, but must obtain a Texas driver’s license upon employment with the city.
1525 Arkansas Lane
Grand Prairie, TX 75052