LEWISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
1224 F STREET
LEWISTON, IDAHO 83501
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Updated: July 02, 2019
Job Classification: Lateral Dispatcher
Lewiston Police Department is currently building an onging eligibility list for Lateral Dispatcher positions. All candidates must complete the ECOMM National test for this position.
Salary Information: $39,142-$48,266 annual salary plus benefits
Benefit Information: Fully paid medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance. Dependents can receive medical benefits at a cost to the employee. All uniforms and equipment provided. Pays into a PERSI retirement system. Paid vacation and sick time depending on longevity.
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Department Overview: The Lewiston Police Department is looking for qualified men and women interested in a career in Public Safety Communications. The Communications Center has 15 full-time Dispatchers (Communications Specialists), working a 4 day work week, 2-12 hour and 2-8 hour shifts. The Dispatchers respond to incoming telephone emergency and non-emergency calls and dispatch appropriate Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response units; assist the public by providing a variety of information; and perform a variety of clerical support duties. The Lewiston Police Department Communications Center offers a comprehensive on-the-job training program. We are seeking individuals who are committed to public safety and possess the desire to work effectively with a team.
Area Information: The Lewiston Police Department is located in Lewiston, Idaho. Lewiston is part of a trio of cities referred to as the gateway to Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. Recreational opportunities for jet boating, white-water rafting, swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking and camping are limitless. Miles of levee pathways follow the rivers for walking, jogging and biking. The area is often referred to as the “Banana Belt” of the Pacific Northwest due to the mild winter climate. Snow skiing and snowmobiling are only a short drive away.
Population: Population of Lewiston is 32,500. The Lewiston-Clarkston Valley’s population is over 50,000.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid IDAHO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must have uncorrected vision in each eye of no weaker than twenty/two hundred (20/200) with the strong eye corrected to twenty/twenty (20/20) and the weaker eye corrected to twenty/sixty (20/60). Should possess binocular coordination that does not manifest diplopia; depth of proficiency of a minimum of one (1) minute of arc at twenty (20) feet; peripheral vision should be binocularly two hundred (200) degrees laterally with sixty (60) degrees upward and seventy (70) degrees downward. There should be no pathology of the eye; should possess a minimum seventy percent (70%) proficiency on a color discrimination test.
Prior Experience: At least 1 year prior experience.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
Conviction or withheld judgement on any felony offense. Convictions or withheld judgements for any misdemeanor sex crimes, DUI, domestic violence, stalking, civil protection order violation or child abuse.
Misdemeanor or infraction traffic violations within five years of application.
Drug Use Disqualifiers
Violations of the Lewiston Police Department Drug Policy or failure to meet IDAPA rules for drug use, 11.11.01.055 as of March 20, 2014. This includes using marijuana (legally or illegally) in the last 3 years or any Schedule 1 thru VI drug in the last 5 years.
Theft of company property. Misuse of company or department finances. Falsification of time reporting or other official documents. Drug or alcohol use that negatively affected job performance. Sick leave abuse. Committing any form of illegal harassment.
A credit check is part of the background investigation.
Discharge from the military for “Other Than honorable”. Failure of a polygraph exam, psychological evaluation, medical exam or drug test prior.