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Part-Time/Full-time Police Communication Operator/Dispatcher

Updated: May 19, 2022

The City of Bucyrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Classification: Part-Time/Full-time Police Communication Operator/Dispatcher

The City of Bucyrus, Ohio is currently looking to hire for part-time/full-time Police Communication Operator/Dispatcher.  Interested candidates must pick up a Bucyrus Police Department application beginning May 31, 2022 and return the completed application to the Bucyrus Police Department no later than July 1, 2022.  There will be a civil service test on July 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM. The written test will be held at:

Bucyrus City Hall

Council Chambers (2nd floor)

500 S Sandusky Ave

Bucyrus, OH 44820


For questions regarding the hiring process please email Chief Neil Assenheimer at n.assenheimer@cityofbucyrusoh.us

 

Description:  Receives telephone calls, 911 calls and radio messages, and transmits voice radio messages to appropriate police, fire and city service personnel.

Salary Information:  Starting $17.57 hourly to $21.40 hourly top salary under current scale.

Benefit Information: Health, Prescription, Dental and Vision. Longevity pay, Vacation, holidays and personal leave. Ohio Public Employees retirement system.  Uniform allowance and training provided.


Job Information: Please note:  Applicants for this position are REQUIRED to pick up and return a completed Dispatcher application. 


Applications can be obtained at:

BUCYRUS POLICE DEPARTMENT

500 SOUTH SANDUSKY AVE.

BUCYRUS, OHIO  44820

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ALL APPLICATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON AT THE BUCYRUS POLICE DEPARTMENT OR SUBMITTED BY EMAIL TO:

n.assenheimer@cityofbucyrusoh.us 

Applications are due by end of day on July 1, 2022.

Department Overview: Bucyrus has a progressive and pro-active department in a hard-working Midwestern, small town, family-oriented community. Bucyrus is the small town in the middle of everywhere and we are seeking candidates with a strong desire to enter into and excel in emergency public safety dispatch communications profession emphasizing courtesy and integrity. We respond to about 12,000 calls per year. We collaborate with local organizations and projects such as Neighborhood Watch, METRICH, and Safety Town, among others.

The City of Bucyrus does not have any COVID vaccine mandates. You will not be asked to take any vaccination you don’t want.  

Population: 11,800

Hiring Process

Submit an application to the Bucyrus Police Department

Take and pass the written civil service examination

Participate in oral and written interviews

Pass an in-depth background check


Job Requirements

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Examples of Duties include but not limited to:

  1. Receives and monitors telephone calls and other messages requiring police, fire and/or service department action, and transmits calls for service to appropriate law enforcement, fire/medical emergency and/or service personnel.

  2. Operates radio communication equipment.

  3. Uses standard operating procedures to send and receive radio and telephone messages.

  4. Receives and handles emergency or service calls by dispatching appropriate unit (s) to handle emergencies and/or service and may assist the caller with pre-arrival instructions.

  5. Assists in a variety of clerical duties, which may include typing, and/or maintenance of police records.

  6. Makes calls to assist officers in investigating statements made by subjects being questioned, or to assist officers in investigating other situations.

  7. Operates equipment to enter data, to receive data, and to use data to advise police personnel as to whether vehicles and/or subjects are wanted for any reason(s).

  8. Answers telephone inquiries regarding reporting of crimes, and/or division policies or procedures in reporting or handling them.

  9. Monitors alarm panels.

  10. Performs Deputy Clerk of Court procedures involving setting and taking bonds and accepting payment of citations.

  11. Controls access to the Communications Unit.

  12. Participates in required training courses.

  13. Monitors video security equipment.

  14. Female Communications Operators perform matron duties in the absence of a female Police Officer.

  15. Operates Law Enforcement Automated Data Systems (LEADS) equipment.

  16. Serves as Terminal Agency Coordinator (T.A.C.) as designated.

  17. Uses a computer-aided dispatching system to assist in determining closest police/fire response.

  18. Contacts designated wrecker services as directed by officers.

Supplemental Information:

  1. Ability to transmit information verbally in a clear, concise, and accurate manner.

  2. Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties and responsibilities.

  3. Ability to respond to emergency calls in an appropriate, effective, efficient, and calm manner.

Other Requirements:

  1. Regular and punctual attendance is regarded as an essential requirement of this classification.

  2. Compliance with training directives established by supervisory/managerial personnel.

  3. Be willing and flexible to work different shifts (including weekends and holidays) for 24hour operations.

  4. Adherence to all applicable Federal and State safety laws, rules, and regulations and City safety policies/procedures.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Background must be free of prior felony convictions. Other disqualifiers/behaviors to be determined by the Chief, or designee.

Probationary Period: Full-time Dispatcher one-year, Part-Time Dispatchers one year.

Please carefully read the information below:

Hours are to be determined. Shifts are scheduled 7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm and 11pm to 7am. Availability to work afternoon, evenings, nights and weekends are a must. 



POLICE OFFICERS NEEDED

BUCYRUS POLICE DEPARTMENT 500 SOUTH SANDUSKY AVE.

BUCYRUS, OHIO 44820

419-562-1006

Updated: August 4, 2022

The City of Bucyrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Classification: Police Officer

THE BUCYRUS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING POLICE OFFICERS: The City of Bucyrus, Ohio will conduct examinations for the position of Police Officer for the Bucyrus Police Department to establish an eligibility list. Applications will be available beginning August 8, 2022. Interested candidates must fill out a Bucyrus Police Department application and return the completed application to the Bucyrus Police Department no later than September 9, 2022. There will be a civil service test on September 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM. The written test will be held at: Bucyrus City Hall 500 S Sandusky Ave Bucyrus, OH 44820 For questions regarding the hiring process please email Chief Neil Assenheimer at n.assenheimer@cityofbucyrusoh.us


For questions regarding the hiring process please email Chief Neil Assenheimer at n.assenheimer@cityofbucyrusoh.us

Salary Information: $48,089.60 starting to $52,707.20 through step increases.

Benefit Information: Health, Prescription, Dental and Vision. Longevity pay, Vacation, holidays and personal leave. Ohio Police and Fire retirement system.  Uniform allowance and training provided.

Candidate Contact:

Neil Assenheimer

Chief

419-562-1006

n.assenheimer@cityofbucyrusoh.us

Department Overview

Bucyrus has a progressive and pro-active department working in a community oriented policing system. We are seeking candidates with a strong desire to enter into and excel in the law enforcement profession emphasizing courtesy and integrity. We have one school resource officer, a K9 unit, detective bureau, participate in county wide Special Response Team and regional task forces. Bucyrus Police Officers respond to approximately 12,000 calls for service per year. We collaborate with local organizations and projects such as Neighborhood Watch, METRICH and Safety Town, among others.

Area Information: The Bucyrus Police Department serves the City of Bucyrus, the county seat of Crawford County, and the home of the Bratwurst Festival. The City of Bucyrus has a population of approximately 12,000 people and an area of 12 square miles. The Bucyrus Police Department is in excellent standing with our community and has excellent community support. Bucyrus is located 60 miles north of Columbus and 90 minutes South of Cleveland and Toledo.  The Department has an authorized strength of 22 sworn officers, plus civilian employees. 

The City of Bucyrus does not have any COVID vaccine mandates. You will not be asked to take any vaccination you don’t want.  

Job Requirements

Age: Age 21 at time of appointment and not yet 41 by date of appointment.

US Citizen: Yes.

High School Grad/GED: Yes. Must possess good communication skills.

Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes.

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes.

Vision: Correctable to 20/20

College: Preferred but not required.

Extra Credit: 20% extra credit will be given for military service with an honorable discharge and also for possession of an Ohio Peace Officer basic training certificate. Copies of the Ohio Peace Officers Training certificate or a letter from an academy showing the candidate has passed the state test, and/or a DD214 from the military must be submitted with the application.

Academy Certification: Ohio Police Officer Basic Training Certificate is preferred.  Applicants who do not possess an Ohio Basic Police Officer certificate may be eligible to be sent to the police academy by the City. Candidates who don’t yet have the basic police academy must meet all entry requirements of the basic police training academy selected by the City of Bucyrus. Applicants who are attending a basic training academy may also apply.  

Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Must be able to maintain Continuing Education Requirements annually as required by Ohio Law and the Police Division.

Hiring Process: Complete the application and turn it in to the Bucyrus Police Department: available for download to complete at: or pick up in person at the Bucyrus Police Department.

Physical Fitness Testing

Physical Fitness test date will be Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 9:00 A.M. at Bucyrus High School 900 West Perry St., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 The Bucyrus Police recruit physical fitness test battery is from the Cooper Institute. The four test areas are listed below;


  1. 300 Meter Run (Anaerobic Power, Sprinting Ability),

  2. 1 RM Bench Press (Muscular Strength, Upper Body),

  3. 1-minute Sit Ups (Muscular Endurance, Core Body),

  4. 1-minute Push Ups (Muscular Endurance, Upper Body)

The Scoring system used for the testing will be Age and Gender Norms. Prior to testing, participating recruits will submit to the city a signed Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire. A recruit answering yes to one or more questions on the Physical Activity Readiness

Questionnaire will need to submit a completed Physician's Statement form signed by physician or nurse practitioner. (Forms are in City application for employment) The following scores list the 50 percent mark for each test. All four test scores are based on age & gender. An average score of 50 percent from the four tests is required to pass the physical test.

Test

20 - 29

Male

20 - 29 Female

30 - 39

Male

30 - 39 Female

40 - 45

Male

40 - 45 Female

300 Meter

56

64

57

74

67.6

86

Bench

Press

1.06

.65

.93

.57

.84

.52

Sit Ups

40

35

36

27

31

22

Push Ups

33

18

27

14

21

11

To determine your bench press ratio, take what you benched using free weights and use the formulas below.

Males - (Free weight 1 rep max x 1.016) + 18.41= 1RM 1RM divided by your body weight equals Bench press ratio.

Females - (Free weight 1 rep max x .848) + 21.37 = 1RM 1RM divided by your body weight equals Bench press ratio.

Your final score on the Fitness test is based on each test, each test is worth a max of 5 points with a max of 20 points be awarded after completion of all test. Scoring 50 percent on each test would only award the recruit 4 points. Complete each test at the best of your ability to achieve the best score.

Must participate in oral and written interviews

Must pass a Civil Service written examination

Must be able to pass an in-depth background investigation, psychological examination, polygraph, physical and vision testing

Must possess a valid Ohio Peace Officers Basic Training certificate or an academy letter of basic training enrollment with date of expected academy completion and certification by time of hire based on Civil Service guidelines. Applicants can also claim extra credit for military service. Copies of the Ohio Peace Officers Training certificate or academy letter and a certificate of satisfactory military service or honorable discharge must be submitted with the application.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:

  1. Any fraudulent insurance claims or fraudulent claims for welfare, workers compensation, unemployment compensation or other public assistance programs.

  2. Any admission or conviction of an offense as an adult defined as a felony.

  3. Any admission or conviction of an offense as a juvenile of one or more violent felonies.

  4. Any admission or conviction relating to the carrying or use of a weapon.

  5. Any admission or conviction of a sex related offense, domestic violence or any charge that is reduced from domestic violence.

  6. For making false statements of material fact in the application, testing process or during any part of the hiring process and for use, threatened use or attempt in using political influence in securing employment.

Driving Disqualifiers: Must be insurable under the City of Bucyrus insurance carrier. 


Drug Use Disqualifiers:

Any use or purchase of illegal drugs (except marijuana) within 5 years before application or any after this application.

Any use or purchase of marijuana within 1 year before application or any after this application.

Any pattern of use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, with the past 5 years.

Any illegal sale of drugs of abuse, marijuana or prescription drugs in the past 5 years.

Abuse of alcohol, chemical agents or prescription drugs.

Addictions to gambling or sex or having received treatment for any of the above in the past 2 years.

Employment Disqualifiers: Outside employment is permitted with permission pending compliance to policies.

Physical Fitness Test: Eligible candidates must attend fitness testing 9:00 AM Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Bucyrus High School 900 West Perry St., Bucyrus, Ohio. Request for an alternate date and time due to conflict will be considered. Contact Chief Neil Assenheimer, n.assenheimer@cityofbucyrusoh.us and 419-562-1006.


The City of Bucyrus is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.