The City of Hays is looking for their next employee to be a lifeline for citizens of Ellis County as well as Law Enforcement, Fire, & EMS personnel. Dispatchers are responsible for making sure citizens get quick responses for the help they need by answering both emergency & non-emergency calls.
Typical work schedule includes six 12-hour shifts and one 7-hour shift every two weeks which provides, on average, 3.5 days off each week. Some weekends and Holidays required.
High School diploma or GED and valid driver’s license required. This position requires working in a fast-paced environment where quick decisions are vital. The ability to multitask, enter data into the computer system as well as keeping confidentiality & the ability to communicate effectively is essential.
Paid on-the-job training for the right candidate. All Dispatchers are required to live within a 40-mile radius of the City of Hays within 6 months of employment. Job offer is contingent upon pre-employment testing.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Starting Base Pay: $16.07/hour with mandatory overtime plus holiday pay compensation. Additional pay may be given for previous experience with opportunities to advance to a Senior Dispatcher. Guaranteed raises every year. The City of Hays offers great benefits. Visit www.haysusa.com/employment for a full list of the benefits provided.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be accepted online at www.haysusa.com/employment until position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 785-628-7320.
About City of Hays
Hays, Kansas (pop. 20,500), is a university community serving as a regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, arts, & recreation for the western half of Kansas - serving a population of nearly 100,000. This excellent community is recognized among the top Kansas cities in entertainment, health, arts, culture. Hays is home to Fort Hays State University (FHSU), a regional comprehensive university with over 14,000 students, known for its innovation & entrepreneurship. FHSU is the fastest growing university in the Kansas Regents system. The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the FHSU campus is home to the Encore Series, Hays Symphony, & other national & world caliber performances. Hays Med, part of the University of Kansas Health System, is a major employer with more than 1,000 employees. Hays Med is home to the DeBakey Heart Institute of Kansas & one of the top rural medical centers in the United States. The Bricks in Historic Downtown Hays has unique shopping, galleries, eateries, & entertainment. Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including: full service gyms, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, & excellent opportunities for walking, running, & biking. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing fishing, boating & other water sports. Bike Hays contains 21 miles of connecting trail system. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting jet service to Denver and Chicago with several flights in each direction daily. Multiple high-speed Internet providers service Hays. Hays is in an elite group of cities with fiber to the premise. More information about the City of Hays, KS at www.visithays.com.