Special Constable – Communications
Currently Accepting Applications
A career as a communications operator and 911 dispatcher is a dynamic and fast-paced, yet rewarding career. You are the first voice a person needing help hears, and a critical lifeline to our frontline police officers. Your role is to gather as much information as possible to ensure you’re the difference to both public and officer safety.
We will provide on-the-job training for receiving calls for service, operating the 9-1-1 system, the Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and the multi-channel trunked radio system.
Salary: ~$91,000 after five years.
- Screen emergency and non-emergency calls for service
- Assign priorities and coordinate response activities for multiple patrol units
- Work 12 hour shifts for two days, two nights, followed by four days off
- No medical restrictions that would hinder ability to perform duties
Minimum acceptable acuity is 20/60 in each eye or 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in the other. =(You will be contacted by a recruiter to have a vision and hearing test, during the recruitment process)
Colour deficiency may exclude a candidate from the competition.
As the ideal candidate, you will possess the following qualifications:
- Grade 12 or GED
- Typing speed of 50 words per minute (typing certificate required)
- Exemplary employment record.
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral, and computer skills
- Ability to pass a written entrance exam and critical test (simulated 9-1-1 calls)
- Ability to pass a criminal occurrence security check and participate in an extensive recruitment process
The Saskatoon Police Service is an employment equity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including group medical and dental, life insurance, pension plan, employee assistance program, career training, and on-site fitness facilities.