Communications Officer

Minimum Requirements 


  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application. 
  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required
  • Must have a valid state issued driver’s license (must obtain a Texas driver’s license within 30 days of establishing residency if hired from out of state)
  • Must train, test, and certify as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) per Priority Dispatch standards.
  • Must be willing to work mandated overtime and work flexible hours to include all shifts; nights, weekends, and holidays, and accept on-call duty status
  • No convictions of a Class A Misdemeanor or above under the Texas Penal Code or any comparable state or federal law, to include the Uniform Code of Military Justice
  • No convictions of a Class B Misdemeanor under the Texas Penal Code or any comparable state or federal law, to include the Uniform Code of Military Justice within the past ten years
  • No convictions of a Class C misdemeanor or comparable law within the last five years (excluding traffic violations)
  • No criminal charges pending or under indictment for any criminal offense
  • Not have more than three chargeable accidents within the last three years, or any combination of chargeable accidents and moving violations which equal to four or more in the last three years
  • Not on probation for any offense
  • No excessive marijuana use
  • No marijuana use in the past two years. No illegal drug use in the last five years; other drug use considered on case by case basis
  • Six months or more of municipal Police, Fire, and 9-1-1 enhanced dispatching experience preferred
  • Telecommunications Certification, as issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), preferred