Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501


Job Title:

Announcement #:2608
Location: Police Department / Emergency Communications Division
Beginning Salary:      $1,100.80 bi-weekly
Closing Date: 5:00 PM 07 10 15
Status: Full-time  Subject to working rotating shifts Typing/spelling tests required    

Position Purpose

Performs a full range of call taking and dispatching responsibilities; operates complex communications equipment including radio console, multi-line telephone system, and computer terminals to access information to dispatch police, fire and other city assets.

Job Duties/Knowledge

Knowledge of names and locations of city streets.  Ability to speak clearly and concisely in a well modulated voice and use clear diction.  Ability to think and to act quickly, calmly and accurately in emergency situations.  Ability to communicate with the deaf by telephone communications.  Knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations governing operation of radio telephone transmitting and receiving equipment.  Ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions.  Ability to pass State Certification Teletype course.  Answers emergency and other calls by telephone.  Monitors various radio frequencies, the 911 phone system and various alarm systems.  Broadcasts all police communications; dispatches police units.  Coordinates with other governmental agencies in emergency situations.

Requirement-Education & Experience

Graduation from a high school, vocational school or GED equivalent.  Possession of a valid driver’s license. Must have valid typing and spelling scores taken in the Human Resources office and be less than one (1) year old.  Tests may be taken on a walk in basis between the hours of 9-11:15 am to 1-4:15 pm.  A picture ID is required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit test scores. Tests must be on file prior to closing date of position.  Experience affording a familiarity with the operation of simple radio transmitting equipment and police work. 

NOTE:  Applicants are also subject to a police records check.   





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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.