East Cleveland - Dispatcher

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Job Overview

Department East Cleveland Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
Salary $17.00 per hour
Location East Cleveland , OH

Job Announcement

East Cleveland Police Department, OH Public Safety Jobs

East Cleveland Police Department

Police Dispatcher


The City of East Cleveland is currently accepting applications for the position of Dispatcher. This position primarily answers 911/Police and Fire emergency calls and dispatches Police, Fire, and EMS on details taken by phone or radio transmission in order of priority with appropriate codes. The hourly rate is  $14.00-$17.00.

Qualified applicants will possess the knowledge, experience, and ability to perform the following essential job functions:

  • Answers 911/Police and Fire emergency calls, as well as non-emergency and TDD calls.
  • Monitors radio traffic for police, fire, service, and EMS and updates all police, fire, and EMS units' status and location.
  • The ability to multitask: speaking on the telephone, entering information into a computer, and broadcasting and listening to police, fire, and EMS radios.
  • Dispatches Police, Fire, and EMS on details taken by phone or radio transmission in order of priority with appropriate codes.
  • Performs computer functions, such as CAD and LEADS.
  • Operates and maintains the dispatching system and back-up systems.
  • Monitors alarm systems, video surveillance monitors, and audio communication system for the jail, Police/City Hall, and parks.
  • Performs other clerical and administrative tasks as directed.


  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Must be able to maintain composure under extremely stressful circumstances.
  • Must be able to handle self in a very tough environment.
  • Must have computer skills to include: Microsoft Office and data entry in dialog boxes.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain LEADS 
  • Must have the ability to speak clearly, calmly, and reassuringly.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the City of East Cleveland is preferred
  • Experience in emergency service dispatch center is STRONGLY preferred.


The hiring process includes a polygraph exam, a background check, and drug screening.


The Dispatcher Position is a classified union position with retirement and benefits.

Please direct questions regarding this position to mcardilli@eastclevelandpolice.org

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