Telecommunicator Testing
Date:  Wednesday May 02, 2018 (05/02/18)

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City of Kewanee, IL
Civil Service Commission
Telecommunicator Testing

Applications are being accepted by the City of Kewanee, IL for the position of Police Department Telecommunicator.  The starting hourly wage is currently $18.15. Work is in a professional Police Department setting, and entails interaction with other staff and the public throughout the day.  The final eligibility register is anticipated to be established by July 11, 2018.  There are currently no anticipated vacancies in this position.

 Basic qualifications: High school graduate or the equivalent; ability to provide quick and accurate dispatching for municipal emergency service; understanding and experience in maintaining computer databases; ability to compose routine office correspondence; ability to work and communicate effectively with other employees and the public; ability to accept and follow direction from direct supervisor and management staff; and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.   Other qualifications are listed in materials available at City Hall, and include no history of drug abuse, passing a pre-employment physical, psychological test and drug screen as well as having a satisfactory police and employment background check.

 Testing: Testing will consist of three components:  test of skills necessary for effective telecommunication, including a listening and comprehension test; typing test; and if a passing grade is obtained on the telecommunication and typing exams, an applicant will then proceed to oral interview.  Applicants who are found to be qualified to continue after a review of submitted application materials will be notified of the testing dates and locations, however, it is anticipated that the written testing will occur on May 23, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m., with typing testing scheduled for June 5 and oral interviews shortly thereafter.  All applicants must abide by the rules established by the Civil Service Commission. 

 Applications may also be obtained at Kewanee City Hall 401 E. Third St. Kewanee, IL 61443-2365, along with a position description. Applications must be completed and returned to the City Clerk at Kewanee City Hall, 401 E. Third Street, Kewanee, Illinois, by no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 14, 2018.  Kewanee is an equal opportunity employer and a drug and alcohol free work place.