Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Wayne County Communications is currently accepting applications for part-time dispatcher.

The position of public safety dispatcher requires a person who is able to gather pertinent information quickly and accurately and relay that information to others.  The position demands performance of several tasks simultaneously in an organized manner despite interruptions. A successful candidate for this position will have the ability to remain calm and even-tempered, emotionally stable, dependable, and courteous during the many stressful events that may occur. A significant amount of a dispatcher's time is spent dealing with the public via telephone; therefore, a dispatcher must be willing and able to be co-operative and helpful to those who call. 

Wayne County Communications personnel are required to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays.  Good hearing, speech, and computer keyboarding skills are also necessary.

If you feel as though you can meet the demands of this profession, please submit your application.  Each qualified applicant will, at a later date, be interviewed, and then be required to submit to a polygraph examination, criminal and traffic record check, and employment background investigation.

The 911 Communication Dispatcher operates as a primary point of contact to coordinate, monitor, and record police, fire, and EMS activities ensuring prompt response to assistant in emergency and routine situations.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent * Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Proficiency in typing. *Must be able to pass an interview, background check and Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) or polygraph.
  • Must be available to work various shifts including day, afternoon, night hours, holidays, and weekends on a rotational basis as needed.
  • Previous 911, police, fire, or emergency medical dispatch experience preferred but not required, will train.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to proficiently type on a standard computer keyboard.
  • Ability to listen accurately, retrieve facts, derive meaning.
  • Ability to operate in an interactive, culturally diverse group environment.
  • Ability to function effectively in high-stress emergency situations.
  • Ability to handle several activities simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, by phone, by radio, and through written communication.
  • Ability to exercise flexibility, good judgment, and discretion.

Essential Job Duties

Operate as primary point of contact to coordinate, monitor, and record police, fire, and EMS activities ensuring prompt response to request for assistant in emergency and routine situations. * Responsible for dispatching emergency personal in an efficient manner to emergency and service calls. Provide direction, information, and assistance to callers and visitors.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office accepts applications on a continual basis for the position of deputy sheriff.  Please note that you must be a certified peace officer, or obtain certification within one year of appointment, for any position as a deputy sheriff. 

Applications may be picked up at the Justice Center, 201 W. North Street, Wooster, or you may complete and print an application form to be mailed.  Applications may also be dropped off at the Justice Center between normal business hours.  If you choose to mail in your application, please affix the proper postage and address your envelope to: Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Attn: Human Resources, 201 W. North Street, Wooster OH  44691.