Website City of Algona Police Department

Job Title: Communications Officer/Dispatcher
Organization: City of Algona Police Department – Law Enforcement Center
Position Type: FLSA Non-Exempt, Full-Time with Benefits
Wage Range: $20.00 – $25.00 per hour, DOQ
Posting Date: June 28, 2024
Closing Date: July 19, 2024
The City of Algona is seeking applicants to the join the Algona Police Department as Dispatcher. Algona (pop. 5,487) is located in north-central Iowa and is the county seat of Kossuth County (pop. 14,529). Through a 28E Agreement, the City of Algona operates the emergency dispatch services for all of Kossuth County.
Dispatchers provide efficient communications between the general public and emergency service agencies through the receipt of telephone calls and radio communications. The successful candidate will possess strong communications skills and be familiar with the principals of community/problem solving policing. Candidates must be committed to training, professional development, and community engagement. Previous experience as a dispatcher and National Crime Information (NCIC) certification preferred, but not necessary. This position reports to the Dispatch Supervisor and the Chief of Police.
The City offers competitive wages, an excellent benefits package which includes health, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation time, sick, holiday and bereavement leave, life insurance and IPERS. Wage dependent upon experience, qualifications, and certifications.
Application Process
To apply, complete an online application at www.algonaiowa.gov or send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Deputy City Clerk/Human Resources Manager Nancy Lindell at nlindell@ci.algona.ia.us.
For more information about the position, contact Police Chief Bo Miller at bmiller@kcso.net or at (515) 295-3515.
The City of Algona is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job please visit algonaiowa.gov.