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Communications Technician (Police Dispatcher)

Town of Leesburg, Virginia
$53,000.00 - $97,651.00 Annually
please click on"employee benefits"toreview detailed information regarding employee benefits for regular full-time and regular part-time employees.
United States, Virginia, Leesburg
March 17, 2024

Nature Of Work

This is responsible work in the operation of a communications system and associated equipment for the Leesburg Police Department. Work involves responsibility for the receipt and transmissions of radio, telephone, teletype, and computer messages, and for dispatching police vehicles and coordinating and disseminating fire, rescue, emergency, and related law enforcement information on an assigned shift. Work also includes the performance of related record keeping tasks. Initially, work is performed under close supervision, however, after an initial training period, employees are expected to work independently. Work is reviewed by observation and examination of records for conformance with standard operating procedures and quality of communications services provided.

Selected candidates will join a that emphasizes the philosophies of community policing and provides proactive crime prevention programs. Leesburg, hometown of the 21st century, is located 35 miles west of the nation's capital and enjoys vibrant and authentic community with a population of more than 50,000 residents. The Town strongly encourages innovation, promotes career development, and offers excellent benefits to employees, including membership to the Town's full-service recreation center, retirement benefits through the Virginia Retirement System and ICMA-RC, affordable health insurance, and numerous other fringe benefits.

Career Development Program The Leesburg Police Department offers a career development program. The purpose of the program is to recognize and compensate individuals who have acquired additional or advance work related knowledge, skills and abilities during their career with the Leesburg Police Department. This program provides a career development plan based on an employee's performance, training, and length of service.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma (or GED).
  • External consideration for employment above the basic level requires compliance with the Leesburg Police Department's Career Development Program:
    • Minimum of two (2) years of communications technician experience and 80 hours of training received for consideration for employment as Communications Technician II (CT2).
      • Salary: $52,499 - $84,546 DOQ
    • Minimum of four (4) years of communication technician experience and 160 hours of training received for consideration for employment as Communications Technician III (CT3).
      • Salary: $55,123 - $88,774 DOQ

Preferred Qualifications

  • Public safety dispatching experience.
  • VCIN/NCIC certification.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.

Compensation and Benefits
The Town of Leesburg is committed to providing competitive compensation and benefits, and opportunities to grow one's career, all while making a significant impact on the operations and quality of life in a thriving community.

The Town offers competitive compensation, affordable health insurance coverage, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, an optional 457(b) retirement plan with a Town matching contribution, flexible spending accounts, voluntary benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), membership to the Town's full-service recreation center, an optional payroll Roth IRA, and generous paid time off. For more information on the Town's robust benefits package, please visit the Town's