Emergency Services Dispatcher

Do you want to be a valuable member of a highly trained team at the hub of public safety? Do you desire a career opportunity which is challenging, exciting, and rewarding? Then KITTCOM has the career for you. As an Emergency Services Dispatcher you will be answering and dispatching 9-1-1 calls and non-emergency calls for service, working together with other public safety agencies in Kittitas County.

Pay & Benefits

Starting pay is $24.98-$35.39, DOE, per hour. New employees work 40 hours per week while training. After initial training is complete, employees change to a 42 hour workweek with automatic overtime, with additional raises per the Union contract with General Teamsters Local 760. KITTCOM offers medical, dental & vision benefits for employees & their dependents, enrollment in the Washington State retirement system and opportunities for ongoing training.

In order to qualify you

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must have the ability to type at least 50 words per minute.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and widely varying hours during and after training.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

To be considered, please complete an application and send it by one of the following methods:

  1. Mail to KITTCOM, Attn: Hiring, 700 Elmview Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  2. Or deliver in person to KITTCOM, 700 Elmview Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926 [At the front door, to the left is a callbox, press the button once and wait for on duty staff to answer.]
  3. Or emailed to [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed as received and can be found here.

Hiring Process

After review of the applications, selected candidates will be invited to test.  Applicants successful with testing will move to an interview before being considered for a full and extensive background investigation, polygraph, psychological evaluation and hearing test. 

Hiring List

KITTCOM will maintain a hiring list for one year, or longer, at the discretion of the Director following the close of a hiring process. Candidates will be listed in order based on the results of testing and interview processes. When KITTCOM has an opening and has an active list, KITTCOM will utilize the list before opening a new recruitment. This process completes all steps short of those following a conditional job offer. The hiring list is located here.

If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].