Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

  • Emergency Call Taker Trainee

    Job Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
  • Salary Minimum

    USD $28,766.40/Yr.

    Salary Maximum

    USD $50,814.40/Yr.


    Perform trainee duties of receiving 9-1-1 calls, assessing the calls, recording information, and redirecting the call to an appropriate agency or a Sheriff's dispatcher. Trainees must obtain their First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), FCIC/NCIC, and valid State of Florida 9-1-1 Public Safety Telecommunicator certifications during the probationary period.


    Non-standard hours including nights, holidays and weekends


    Twelve-month initial probationary period

    Location (Subject to Change)

    Ybor City

    Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.


    Note: Incumbents function in a trainee capacity to gain proficiency in the duties listed below and become eligible for promotion to Emergency Call Taker.

    • Receive 9-1-1 calls, quickly and calmly assess the situation, enter information into the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system for law enforcement dispatch, and/or redirect them to specific or alternate emergency responding agencies or departments.
    • Connect conference calls involving two or more parties to render timely emergency assistance and initiate emergency callbacks to obtain additional information or to follow-up on disconnected calls.
    • Create reports to identify incorrect location information received through the Automatic Location Information system in order to initiate corrective actions.
    • Pinpoint the location of emergency/non-emergency calls initiated from landlines or cellular phones using a Global Positioning System (GPS).
    • Research local, state, and federal law enforcement databases when information dictates or when requested to verify outstanding warrants, location history information, and other information and provide the information to the responding officer prior to arriving at the emergency location.
    • Type memoranda and reports and duplicate or edit emergency call recordings in response to court subpoenas and public records requests; may be required to testify in court in order to provide an accurate account of information received from emergency/non-emergency calls for assistance.
    • Maintain records and reports including shift reports and operational logs.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Note: To be acquired during the training period.

    • Some knowledge of 9-1-1 system, effective communication techniques, audio communication equipment operation, and law enforcement terminology.
    • Some knowledge of Agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.
    • Some knowledge of computerized mapping systems and related software use and application.
    • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and controlled manner.
    • Ability to accurately assess emergency information and make correct decisions.
    • Ability to operate computerized telephone equipment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to follow oral and written instruction and to follow established procedures.
    • Ability to work under stressful conditions and maintain confidential information.
    • Ability to accurately sort, file, and retrieve material using alphabetical, numerical, or chronological systems.

    Other Characteristics

    • Willingness to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
    • Willingness to perform duties at temporary emergency command centers and locations during periods of local, state, and national emergencies.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.


    A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and

    A passing score on pre-employment testing; and

    Satisfaction of all physical and psychological requirements.

    Additional Requirements

    • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
    • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
    • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
    • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
    • No felony convictions within lifetime.
    • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
    • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
    • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

    Benefit Information

    Benefits include but are not limited to:
    - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
    - Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
    - Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
    - Employee Assistance Program
    - Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
    - Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
    - Tuition reimbursement
    - Paid training


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