Communications Specialists (Public Safety Dispatchers)
Communications Specialists (CS) are the first contact between the public in need of assistance and the public safety first responders. The actions and quick thinking of Communications Specialists can have a positive impact on a serious situation. This position is a critical link in Routt County’s public safety system. Employment as a Communications Specialists provides the opportunity to assist citizens when they are faced with situations that require fire, police or EMS responses.
This fascinating career field requires a person who can take fragmentary information, assess the needs and dispatch appropriate personnel and equipment within seconds in response to a request for service or assistance. Being a part of our team will allow you to be an important part of the public safety team, save lives, protect property, and have a positive impact on the community.
If a candidate is selected for employment, Routt County Communications will provide 6 months on the Job Training with assigned Communications Training Officers (CTOs). County requirements for certifications in CPR, Colorado Criminal Information (CCIC) and Emergency Medical Dispatch are provided for you by the department. We provide on the job training to give you the working knowledge required to perform the duties of a Communications Specialist.