Hiring 911 / Police, Fire and EMS Dispatchers

The City of Galena Park Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time Police Dispatcher/911 Operator positions. Starting salary is $17.29 per hour.

Required skills include typing (35 wpm), operation of radio, telephone, computer, and related communications equipment. Applicants must be able to work in a 24/7 environment – all days, shifts, and holidays as needed. Applicants must be able to multitask and remain calm in stressful situations. Strong communication skills and clear diction are required. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are encouraged but not required. Preference will be given to applicants with Police Dispatch/911 Operator experience. Applicants must be able to meet all TCOLE licensing requirements for a telecommunications operator.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a high school diploma or G.E.D, and a valid Texas Driver’s License along with reliable transportation. No family violence, class A misdemeanor, or felony convictions; no class B misdemeanor convictions within the last ten (10) years; not ever been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a B misdemeanor; not been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for a B misdemeanor within the last ten (10) years from the date of the court order.

Those interested may pick up a preliminary application from the Galena Park Police Department, located at 2207 Clinton Drive, Galena Park, Texas 77547.  Applicants must include a cover letter and resume with their submitted applications. This position will remain open until filled.

Only those applicants determined to be the best qualified will be contacted to proceed in the selection process. The selected applicants will be required to complete a detailed Personal History Statement packet, pass a drug screening test, medical examination, psychological and emotional examination, and with a thorough criminal background check.

No phone calls please.

SALARY INFORMATION                      HOURLY                         ANNUALLY

BEGINNING                                       $17.29                          $35,963.20

AFTER 6 MONTHS                              $17.72                          $36,857.60

AFTER 1 YEAR                                   $18.13                          $37,710.40

The City of Galena Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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