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Adams County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
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Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Description Performs intermediate technical work dispatching law enforcement and medical personnel to emergencies, assisting the public with emergencies and department policies, managing the support radio, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Lieutenant - Dispatch. Examples of Duties Receives, transmits, relays, logs, and coordinates all complaint inquiries, assistance calls, and various communications with law enforcement and other county agencies. Monitors emergency and general support radio frequencies; determines priorities of all calls; dispatches required units or agencies; provides emergency dispatch services for all county first responders. Operates the countywide emergency paging system. Maintains status and location control of all public safety personnel. Maintains records of all radio dispatches and telephone calls received and transmitted. Assists members of the public and directs inquires to appropriate department members in person or over the telephone. Operates varied and complex police communication systems. Monitors and maintains departmental documents and adheres to County software requirements on records maintenance. Enters and maintains critical records in County software. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performs other related functions and duties as assigned or required. It is unlikely an employee will perform all the duties listed on a regular basis, nor is the list exhaustive in the sense it covers all the duties that an employee may be required to perform. The examples are merely indicative, not restrictive. Essential Qualifications High school diploma or GED and minimal experience with multi-line phone systems, two-way radios, dispatching emergency personnel, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Obtain Time System certification within 6 months of hire. Valid driver's license in the State of Wisconsin. Additional Information OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of County and department policies and procedures to include emergency and inclement weather policies; ability to prioritize and manage multiple, concurrent projects; attention to detail and ability to effectively organize time and anticipate, plan and successfully respond to changing circumstances; thorough knowledge of the 911 emergency system; ability to remain calm in an emergency or stressful situation; thorough knowledge of all towns, villages, county and state roads, streets and highways within the County; ability to operate two-way radios, telephone, and computer terminals; ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to operate and use standard office equipment; knowledge and ability to use standard office and position-specific software; ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other departments and the general public. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic). The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens is considered low for this position.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Wage and PTO negotiable based on education, training and experience


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Oral Interviews
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
Brent York
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Adams County Sheriff's Office
Application Contact Address

401 Adams Street Suite 1
Friendship, WI 53934
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 339-4243

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Application Deadline


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