Employment Information

KITTCOM is hiring for the position of Emergency Services Dispatch!

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 ESD you will have a great benefits package which includes medical, dental & vision coverage, enrollment in the Washington State retirement system and opportunities for ongoing training.

Pay & Benefits

Starting pay is $3,704 per month. New employees work 40 hours per week while training. After initial training is complete (from 7 to 10 months) employees change to a 42 hour workweek with automatic overtime and pay increase to $3,918, with additional raises per the Union contract with General Teamsters Local 760. KITTCOM offers medical, dental & vision benefits for employees & their dependents.

In order to qualify you

Must have integrity beyond reproach, you cannot have any disqualifying criminal history or drug use.

Must be at least 21 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, however, a higher typing speed would be beneficial. The average typing speed of KITTCOM staff is 85.7 words per minute.

MUST be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and widely varying hours during and after training.

To be added to our list, please complete the Test Registration form and send it by one of the following three methods

  1. The test registration may be mailed to KITTCOM, Attn: Darlene Mainwaring, 700 Elmview Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  2. Or deliver in person to KITTCOM, Attn: Darlene Mainwaring, 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 the address on the test registration form.

Periodically, we will host testing sessions. You will be notified by Director Darlene Mainwaring when the testing will occur.

Test 1: The Press Test, based on the “Stroop effect” is the first test. If you pass the Press Test, you will go onto the second test.

Test 2: The CritiCall Test will be scheduled after the Press Test.

If you pass the CritiCall Test, you will be offered an oral interview.

Preliminary background interviews will be scheduled for those who pass the oral interview.

The testing process is extensive and takes a considerable amount of time to complete, between 6-9 weeks. As you progress through the hiring process, you will be provided the timeline and schedule for the following tasks to be completed in the order listed below.

  • Application process
  • Background process
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological
  • Hearing Test
  • Pre-employment Medical

If you have any questions, please call Director Mainwaring at 509 925 8530.

Work and Live in Kittitas County

For more information about the area, try the Kittitas County Chamber site.

For more information about the emergency services dispatching profession, try the links below: