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BRANCH COUNTY – Director for 911 Dispatch Center

This position directs an enhanced 911 emergency telephone system and centralized dispatch center responsible for dispatching all police, fire and emergency medical services within the County. Responsible for all administrative functions of the department including financial and personnel management and preparation and administration of the budget. Develops, implements, and administers applicable policies and procedures, as well as necessary staff training programs. Responsible for resolving issues and ensuring that critical services are provided efficiently and effectively.

Position requires an associate’s degree and at least 5 years experience in a related field. Other experience and/or training may be considered or substituted.

Branch County Director – 911 – Job Description

Interested applicants may mail a resume to County of Branch, Administrator’s Office, 31 Division Street; Coldwater, MI 49036 or email to bgarman@countyofbranch.com

Closing date for applications – Apr. 26, 2021.


Ottawa County Central Dispatch – Public Safety Communications Dispatcher

Ottawa County Central Dispatch (911) is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Communications Dispatcher.  The position performs law enforcement, fire, emergency  medical services (EMS) and rescue telecom-munications dispatch work in the Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority. Responsibilities include operating a computer aided dispatch system
and multi-line 911 telephone system to receive requests for emergency public safety assistance, provide pre-arrival instructions and determine type and level of response necessary. In addition, operation of radio communications equipment to complete timely and effective dispatch of emergency personnel and equipment and well as monitor response and safety of responding units. The position requires excellent oral communication skills, the ability to deal with stressful situations and demonstrated decision making skills.   Extensive telephone and professional public contact skills required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of eighteen (18) years old, high school diploma or equivalent required, one (1) year experience in public safety communications , or related experience in the fire/police/ems field and basic first aid/CPR preferable. One (1) year computer experience and demonstrated typing of a minimum of 35 words per minute, as well as strong multi-tasking skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Complete background and criminal history investigation including fingerprinting required as a condition of employment.  The position requires shift, holiday, and weekend work for continuous 24/7 shift coverage.

Applications available at www.occda.org. Please submit your completed application and resume with cover letter for the position to Ottawa County Central Dispatch at employment@occda.org.

Applications accepted until 11:59 pm Friday,April 30, 2020.

Ottawa 911 Job Posting


South East Regional Emergency Services Authority (SERESA) is recruiting to hire a full-time Dispatcher

SERESA Emergency Services Dispatch Hiring Process:

The South East Regional Emergency Services Authority (SERESA), located in Roseville MI is recruiting to hire a full-time Dispatcher.  The 9-1-1 Dispatch Center serves the Cities of Eastpointe, Fraser, Roseville, and St. Clair Shores.

Additional Details:

Please carefully review the through description of the process on the SERESA website:  www.seresa.org


SERESA provides an excellent benefit package including a competitive defined contribution plan, health, dental and life insurance (no monthly premiums), paid vacation, personal time, sick time, and holiday time.


Starting wage $21.0324/hour and top wage of $26.1836 after 6 years.


Defined Contribution plan with an Employer contribution of ten (10%) percent of the Employee’s base wage and an Employee contribution of five (5%) percent of base wage.

Medical Insurance

HAP health care through a plan portfolio with an allowance consistent with the hard cap amount established by the State of Michigan. – NO monthly premiums


12-hour shifts.

Night shift premium of 6.5% – between the hours of 19:00 – 07:00.


Paid 12 holidays per year

Double time for regular hours worked Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Double time and a half on overtime worked on these days.


105 hours of paid vacation after completing probation to 5 years of service. 186 hours annually over 10 years of service.


$250 annually upon completion of probation for uniform purchases.

Where to apply:

SERESA applications material is located at www.seresa.org

Applications will be accepted until Friday May 28th, 2021 at 4:00 pm, no exceptions.

SERESA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). SERESA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

To list a job opening, please contact Vance:  Email