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Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Black River Falls
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Jackson County is accepting applications to fill a Full-Time Communication Officer position. If you are a person who wants to know that the work you do is important, dispatching will give you great satisfaction. There are few careers you can follow that put you directly in touch with people in need of help and enable you to provide it for them. But great satisfaction does not usually come easily. The people who seek your help need it at all hours of the day and night. For dispatchers, this means shift work. It will mean staying on for an extra shift if the dispatch center is short-staffed. Sometimes you may want the overtime, other times, although it may be inconvenient for you, it will be a requirement that you stay anyway. 2020 Wage Range: $16.21 - $20.26 per hour and newly hired dispatchers will likely be assigned to 2nd or 3rd shift. Dispatchers are on a schedule rotation which may require them to work on holidays. Learning the skills and receiving training is, of course, essential. However, you must also be able to think clearly under stress, not “burn out” easily and must be able to do several things at once without losing track. If you think you have these qualities we’re looking for and willing to make this commitment to be held to these standards, please visit our Career Opportunities page at to apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent. The position will remain open until filled.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications
Dependent On Qualifications


  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Good driving record
  • Good physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems
  • No domestic abuse convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • Previous experience
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Oral Interviews
  • Vision Examination
  • Written Exam
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Susie Meinerz
Application Contact Title
HR Director
Application Contact Agency
Jackson County
Application Contact Address

307 Main Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
United States

Application Contact Phone
(715) 284-0215
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
Agency Application

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