911 Dispatcher (034-000-010)

Office: E-911

Salary: $32,500 - $35,000 (depends on qualifications) FULL TIME

Announcement Date: 06/29/2023


Monitors, receives, records and transmits messages pertaining to law enforcement, emergencies, equipment, and personnel, etc. for various County Departments and agencies.  Dispatches personnel from the appropriate office/department including the Sheriff's Office, the City Police Department, fire services, EMS, the Highway Patrol, the Rescue Squad, the Coroner's ;Office, the Emergency Preparedness Department, the Red Cross, the Detention Center, the Public Works Department, etc.

Monitors activities of officers on patrol in order to provide for backup if needed; reviews reports and lists posted in the communications center for updates on duty rosters.

Operates computer/printer in order to obtain information on driver's licenses, vehicle tags, warrants, addresses, etc., transmits information to officers as requested.

Operates teletype linked to National Crime Information Center, CJICS, and SLED to transmit/receive information regarding criminal activity such as wanted person, stolen guns, stolen vehicles, unidentified bodies, criminal histories, sex offenders, missing persons, etc.

Acts as twenty-four hour contact agency for various departments, agencies, etc. including DSS, home health nurses, DHEC, Red Cross, towing services, school maintenance, Animal Control, National Weather Service, Duke Power plant, etc.

Assists the general public by answering questions concerning law enforcement activities and street locations, and referring them to agencies where they may obtain further assistance.

Maintains, collates, and files dispatch reports.

Inspects equipment to ensure it is in proper operating order; reports any equipment in need of repair.     

Monitors alarms and contacts business owners when alarms have been set off.

Works under stressful conditions.

Works on a rotating shift basis.

Attends required periodic training sessions and seminars.


Performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma and one to two years of experience in telecommunications operations, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Must possess NCIC certification and radio communications certification.  Must be able to type at a corrected rate of thirty-five words per minute.

Fairfield County is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions), or national origin. The department prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions), or national origin.


Our Total Compensation Package includes: 

Compensation – competitive pay, based on qualifications.
Comprehensive State Medical Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SC State Retirement Plan Pension
Life Insurance
Long-term disability
Deferred Compensation 401K Plans
Health Savings Account (HSA)  Medical Spending Account (MSA)
Public Loan Forgiveness Program (Student Loan Forgiveness Program)
13 Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation and Sick Time, Plus 2 Personal Days
Employee Assistance Program
Professional Development / Trainings


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