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Communications Dispatcher Job Specifications

Job Description

A communications dispatcher is responsible for receiving law enforcement, disaster, and weather information through various means such as telephone, teletype, and two way-radio, and transmitting the information to the appropriate person and/or agency.


High school diploma or GED equivalent; qualifying driver's license examining or other acceptable public contact work may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Applicants must also meet certain qualifications as stated in Tennessee Code Annotated 58-2-202, in addition to passing an examination testing an applicants auditory perception.

For a complete copy of the job specifications, go to the Department of Personnel class specification page.