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Washington County Emergency Communications District
Johnson City, Tennessee USA

A Career with Us

picture of dispatch A challenging career. A 9-1-1 Telecommunicator is the first link from the Public and a vital link to the Responders.


The responsibility of the position is to receive and dispatch Public Safety calls for service, primarily through the 9-1-1 lines or other sources which may include radios, phone, and other sources. The telecommunicator is trained on Emergency and Non-Emergency Call Taking, Law Enforcement Dispatch, Fire Dispatch, Medical Dispatch, and other Non-Emergency Dispatch positions. Training usually takes 12-14 months. The telecommunicator must be able to process emergency 9-1-1 calls and other calls by paying attention to detail when obtaining and recording information, making split second decisions concerning the priority and nature of the incoming calls and assigning unit response in accordance with policies and procedures. This information is entered into a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system and must be relayed to responders in a concise and accurate manner using a radio system.



Qualifications include any combiniation of skills and/or experience.

Applications may be emailed, faxed, or turned in during office hours in person. Questions can be emailed to us using the address in the contact block below.

All applicants for employment with Washington County 9-1-1 are given equal consideration regardless of race, creed, sex, or religious affiliation.