Lawrence County DPS seeking applicants for 9-1-1 dispatch positions

posted Nov 28, 2012, 12:00 PM by Brian Melcer
The Lawrence County Department of Public Safety is currently testing and plans to fill part time telecommunicator positions.  There is also a likelihood of possible full time employment in the future.

As part of our hiring process, we require all candidates to complete a written position compatibility assessment battery. In order to complete the standard version assessment battery, the candidate must be able to read written information in a standard format and respond to questions by using writing instrument (i.e., pencil or pen).

The assessment battery is comprised of three paper and pencil components. The format of the assessment battery is as follows:
  • Component 1: Paper and pencil questionnaire requiring candidates to respond manually to 88 true/false questions. Twenty-five minutes is allowed for completion of this component.
  • Component 2: Paper and pencil test requiring candidates to respond manually to 50 various types of problem-solving questions. There is a 12-minute time limit for this component.
  • Component 3: Paper and pencil test requiring candidates to respond manually to simple verbal and color stimuli. There are three parts to the test, with a 90-second time limit per test part.

If you have not previously applied with our organization, you should complete an employment application which can be obtained electronically from the Lawrence County HR Department.

The following documents are part of the application process:
  1. Lawrence County Employment Application Needs to be postmarked and returned to us unless you have already completed one within the past 6 months. A resume including all relevant work history and certifications is also recommended.
  2. Position Description, Pre Application Checklist, Self Assessment and Job Facts Sheet.  These do not need to be returned to us, but will assist you in deciding if you wish to proceed
  3. Criminal History and Background Authorization Needs to be postmarked and returned to us prior to testing.
All of the above documents can be obtained below.

Please note that there will be a non-refundable test fee of $35.00 payable either by cash or money order at the time of testing.  Under no circumstances will an applicant be allowed to test without payment and the appropriate completed paperwork. A successful 9-1-1 Telecommunicator must be able to follow explicit instructions under stressful situations! Likewise, failure to comply with any of the above instructions will disqualify the applicant from testing and the subsequent selection process.

You will be contacted when your application is received to schedule a testing time.
Brian Melcer,
Nov 28, 2012, 12:00 PM