ORANGE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
6590 AMORY COURT
WINTER PARK, FLORIDA 32792
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Updated: November 05, 2018
Job Classification: Emergency Dispatcher
Orange County Fire Rescue is currently building an eligibility list for future Emergency Dispatcher positions. The department requires passing ECOMM National scores.
At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a “Top 100 Family Friendly Company,” facilitating a healthy work-life balance.
This position functions as a Dispatcher for emergency and non-emergency responses for the Orange County Fire Rescue Department. General supervision is received from the Dispatcher Supervisor or Dispatcher II, who reviews work and evaluates performance based on efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to established procedures.
Occasionally, on potentially life-threatening situations, the Emergency Dispatcher will provide pre-arrival medical or fire instructions, until the first responding Fire-Rescue unit arrives on the scene. These are in depth advanced level instructions given in time-critical situations, where correct evaluation, verification, and advice are essential. There are currently multiple positions available.
Schedule: Must be able to work any shift work assigned (12 hour rotating night and day shifts). Personnel currently work two 12 hour day shifts, are then off for two days, and then work two 12 hour night shifts, and are then off for two days.
Salary: $14.63 per hour.
Training: This position requires a very intensive training period of both classroom and on-the-job training. Much of this training requires independent study. The initial training period is up to twelve months; a course in advanced first aid and telephone techniques for giving pre-arrival instructions will be provided. Must complete agency provided training within prescribed time limits of policy and procedure.
Educational Requirements: If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.
Veterans Preference: If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting.