Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Want to make a difference? Work with a team of 9-1-1 professionals?  The City of Littleton is one of the Denver metro area's top places to live, work, and play. Our emergency dispatchers are at the heart of public safety operations.  If you are interested in a fast paced highly rewarding career, bring your passion and talents to a City of Littleton dispatcher role. We are looking for people who want to help others and give back to the community. Your unique skills are critical to the success of our organization. Littleton Police Communication Center is staffed by professionals trained to answer incoming 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls, assess priorities of calls and dispatch the appropriate emergency responses to ensure the safety of citizens, visitors and emergency personnel.

The City of Littleton has a comprehensive benefits package including generous vacation and sick time, retirement matching and a dedicated employee clinic, to name a few! We love to go above and beyond for our people. We want to give you the tools you need to be the best person you can be and to truly make an impact in the community. Check out all the great perks we offer our cherished employees here:

Emergency Services Dispatcher: $19.42 per hour - $24.28 per hour
Lateral Emergency Services Dispatcher: $24.28 per hour - $26.71 per hour

Applicants who have previously entered the process but are not selected for employment are not eligible to re-apply for the same position for a period of 12 months.

Essential Duties & Reponsibilities

  • Receives calls daily (emergency 9-1-1 calls) by radio and telephone reporting or requesting emergency law enforcement, fire or hazardous material services or medical assistance.  Through questioning, determines jurisdiction and customer needs.  Records information received, elevates emergency response, prioritizes simultaneous multiple calls, and dispatches or coordinates with law enforcement or fire personnel for appropriate response personnel and equipment.
  • Provides the information or service to satisfy the customer need(s). Visitors/customers include general public, law enforcement officials, fire department officials, the department's public information officer, employees of other agencies, and City staff members.
  • Responds to routine radio and telephone calls daily requesting information or assistance; provides requested information or assistance, takes and routes messages, or transfers callers to the appropriate individual or agency.
  • Maintains and updates current information of personnel assignments, police officers, emergency fire and medic vehicles and equipment, including location and status of service.
  • Enters data into computer terminals; composes and types messages; records reports, forms, correspondence, written materials from telephone and radio voice communications, handwritten copy, typed copy, taped voice communications, and in-person communication; checks for accuracy, completeness, correct spelling, and grammar; obtains approvals and signatures as required; and makes and distributes copies as required.
  • Researches, locates, and retrieves information /documents from electronic and other information sources.
  • Observes and follows established City and department policies and procedures daily.
  • Plans and arranges work schedule and establishes priorities to complete scheduled, assigned work within parameters assigned by the supervisor.
  • Must be able to provide credible testimony.
  • Maintains and retrieves computer data files on stolen property and missing and wanted persons.
  • Sends teletype information to other law enforcement agencies via CCIC/NCIC computer systems.
  • Responds to media calls after major incidents occur and the Public Information Officer has issued a statement that can be released.  
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Other Duties as assigned

  • Attends communications training and staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Teaches 9-1-1 educational workshops/training to schools, at open houses, and at City functions.
  • Performs other assignments and projects as required.
This Position Reports To:  Deputy Communications Supervisor Police (DCSP)
This Position Has Supervisory Responsibility For:  None.

Education, Formal Training & Experience

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of customer service experience; and
  • Requires certification of CCIC/NCIC operations within six months of issuance of operator security/member, or its equivalent for out of state applicants; and, renewal of certification every two years; and,
  • Requires ability to type at a speed of at least 35 wpm with no more than seven (7) errors as demonstrated in pre-employment testing and ability to type at least 35 wpm on the job with ability to correct errors prior to preparation of final draft work products; or
  • Requires an equivalent combination of education, formal training, or work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Prefer a valid driver's license, and a qualifying driver's record as required by the City's personnel policies and procedures and the skill and ability to safely and effectively operate assigned City vehicles.

Hiring Range: $24.28 per hour - $26.71 per hour
  • Has at least 5 years+ years of experience at a primary PSAP; and,
  • Holds a current CCIC/NCIC certification or its equivalent for out of state applicants; and,
  • Holds a current Incident Command System (ICS) certificate.
  •  As a lateral hire meeting all the above criteria, candidates are eligible for the equivalency of up to two additional years advancement through the pay grade for this position. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Personal computer, communications console, and related software; radio; photocopier, fax; street maps; emergency response maps; and computerized run cards. 
  • Physical activities include frequently lifting (from a sitting or bending position) objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequent stooping, occasional kneeling and crouching; frequent reaching, constant handling and fingering, constant talking, hearing, and seeing with near and far acuity and in low and bright light conditions.
  • Long periods of sitting, standing or walking may be required.  Assigned work is performed indoors in an emergency communications center environment with occasional work outside; that includes exposure to multiple telephone and radio signals; tone alarms; and in-person, radio, and telephone voice communications, loud noises, and vibrations.

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