The Kentucky State Police is currently seeking Kentuckians to join the agency as a telecommunicators to fill 46 full-time positions at 13 posts across the commonwealth, including Post 15 in Columbia which serves Russell County.
Telecommunicators are front-line essential law enforcement personnel who answer the call to provide assistance and assurance to both citizens and law enforcement officers when someone calls 9-1-1.
KSP telecommunicators oversee dispatch duties for Kentucky State Troopers, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers and other emergency service agencies as needed. New hires will undergo four-weeks, 160 hours of training at the KSP academy in Frankfort. Major training areas include mitigation PTSD, handling callers in distress, proper dispatching and call-taking techniques, emphasis on responder and caller safety, emergency medical dispatch and more.
The starting salary for KSP telecommunicators ranges from $27,733 to $33,559 annually based on experience, plus a $5,500 training stipend after successful completion of the Telecommunications Academy.
Additional benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave and the opportunity to earn compensatory pay.
The requirements to become a KSP telecommunicator include:
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to handle extremely stressful and challenging conditions
• Handle flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays
• Ability to learn and adapt, especially in areas of technology
• Must be a High School Graduate
To apply for a telecommunicator career with KSP visit, click here.