Washoe County Sheriff's Office looking for dispatchers

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for "dynamic, service-minded individuals who are able to communicate calmly and effectively during a crisis situation" to apply for Communications Specialist positions now available in the Sheriff’s Emergency Services Dispatch Center.

According to a sheriff's office release, "Communications Specialists are the backbone of our region’s emergency response system. They work to save lives while helping to protect the safety of emergency responders in the field. Primary duties include receiving emergency service calls from the public, screening those calls for appropriate emergency response, and helping to coordinate that response."

Applicants must be "good communicators, able to interact well with members of the public, particularly in highly stressful, emotional situations, and able to coordinate multiple responding agencies. Applicant must also be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays."

Applications are being accepted until further notice. For additional information and a link to an online application, click here.

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People with questions may contact Human Resource Analyst Julie Paholke at (775) 328-6383 or jpaholke@washoecounty.us.