NAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT
820 2ND STREET SOUTH
NAMPA, IDAHO 83651
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Updated: September 26, 2018
Job Classification: Dispatch/911 Call Taker
Are you ready to take your career to a new level? The City of Nampa Police Department is currently hiring for Dispatch and 911 Call Taker.
You must pass the Emergency Communications written exam, complete an online application at www.cityofnampa.us AND submit a passing keyboarding exam to be considered for the position.
Fee waivers (Vouchers) are available to those who qualify. You must submit a request for approval.
Salary Information: Dispatch $17.54 per hour- w/ two years’ experience$16.56 per hour-Entry LevelCall Taker $14.50 per hour+ 2% bilingual Spanish/English incentive.
Contact Information:Isabel VergaraHR Recruitment Specialist208firstname.lastname@example.org
City & Regional Overview:
Nampa takes pride in their local food, places, history, landscape, and businesses.
Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84, and 6 miles west of Meridian. Nampa is a principal city of the Boise-Nampa Metro area (Idaho's largest metropolitan area) and is centrally and ideally located to reach all western U.S. markets.
Nampa is known for its successful food processing, agribusiness, and manufacturing companies, but also has attracted a large mix of retail and restaurant. The City of Nampa's target industries of food processing, agribusiness, technology, and manufacturing continue to flourish, while back office/shared services, recreation technology, healthcare and biosciences take on a peaking interest and are industries that are emerging quickly.
The city has access to highway, air, and rail, and is located just 400 miles from the seaport terminal of Portland, OR, and 360 miles Northwest of Salt Lake City, UT. Nampa's central location allows a market reach to over 66 million consumers within a 750-mile radius. The Boise airport is located less than 5 miles from downtown Boise and handles more than 3 million travelers each year.
Unsurpassed Quality of Life
Small-Town Feel and "Big Time Fun"
Four beautiful seasons that offer an endless variety of outdoor recreation: skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, rock climbing, rafting, paddle-boarding, sky-diving, and more.
Nampa has an immense choice of amenities within a short reach, to compliment anyone's taste: Ford Idaho Center entertainment venue, Nampa Civic and Convention Center, Northwest Nazarene Brandt Center, Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Lake Lowell, Sunnyslope wine trail, Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, Bogus Basis Ski Resort, Ridgecrest Golf Course, and others.
The Boise-Nampa area is ranked as one of the more secure large metro areas in the U.S. out of 114 regions nationally with populations of >500,000 (Farmers Insurance Group).
Nampa School District has a rich selection of K-12 schools that empower kids with various opportunities to complement the traditional academics with professional-technical programs as well.
Amazing post-secondary educational opportunities.
Boise airport is served by six airlines that offer direct flights to twenty major U.S. markets with connecting flights to thousands of cities worldwide, and a variety of charters, commuters, and air taxis. To see a map of the nonstop destinations, please click here.
Boise Airport serves more than 3,000,000 people a year and is less than five miles from downtown Boise, and less than 20 miles from Nampa.
Nampa Municipal Airport is a key aviation resource to professional pilots, businessmen, corporate and recreational aircraft. This airport has over 300 based aircraft and handles over 72,000 operations annually.
More than two dozen language course available through local universities and community education programs.
ValleyRide provides public bus transportation throughout the Boise Valley.
Treasure Valley Transit provides public transportation throughout Nampa.
Annual diversity and cultural events and resources include the Hispanic Cultural Center in Nampa, the Black History Museum, PRIDE activities, Soul Food Extravaganza, Western Heritage Festival, Celtic Festival, and Highland Games, and more.
Age: Dispatch 21
Call Taker 18
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid IDAHO State Driver's License: Valid driver’s license (must be able to obtain an Idaho driver’s license within 90 days of employment) with acceptable driving record
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: 20/50 with corrective lenses as per Idaho requirements
Prior Experience: None
Necessary Certifications: Preferred, but not necessary:
NCIC and ILETS Certification
Completion of Law Week,
Basic Dispatch Academy
First Aid and CPR Certification
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Requirements for Consideration: Must apply at http://cityofnampa.us/689/Employment.
Must also submit a successful keyboarding exam.
To make arrangements to take the keyboarding exam, please call the Idaho Department of Labor at (208) 364-7781. You will be sent a link and pin to take the test on any internet connection.
Successful candidates must pass the keyboarding exam with a minimum of 40 words per minute and 92% accuracy e-mail results to email@example.com.