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The City of Gillette is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

If you would like to apply for a job opening, please select from the positions indicated below and complete the City of Gillette Application for Employment for that position on or before the closing date.

The City of Gillette does not accept applications for positions that are not posted nor will they be considered.  All applications for employment are accepted for advertised vacant positions only and must be received by the closing date.  No applications will be accepted or considered after 5:00 pm on the closing date of a position.

Applications are not used again for any other position; you must submit a separate application for each job opening.  If interested in multiple positions, you must submit one application per position.

Each applicant shall complete and sign an application form prior to being considered for any position. Resumes may supplement, but not replace, the City of Gillette’s official application form.

The City of Gillette’s recruiting practices shall be conducted solely on the basis of ability, merit, qualifications and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by state or local law.

Any employee who has been found to have submitted false or misleading information on their application form or resume is subject to immediate termination.

Notice: The City of Gillette conducts a post offer, pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check for all positions.

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Police Communications Technician (Dispatcher)

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$21.25 to $29.77/Hour
  • Posted Date:12/19/2017 1:30 PM


Under general supervision, undertakes and provides a variety of law enforcement radio-dispatch and information support services associated with assessing caller needs, dispatching law enforcement, medical and/or other public safety services required specific to the need identified. 


The following EXAMPLES OF DUTIES are NOT intended as a comprehensive list. These provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbents may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.


Receives emergency and non-emergency calls and requests for service. Assesses, analyzes, evaluates and processes emergency and/or routine requests for law enforcement, medical and/or related services/assistance. Identifies needs and prioritizes calls. Tracks location and availability of law enforcement and other service responders. Monitors and maintains contact with situation and individuals involved. Conducts regularly and periodic checks regarding status of officers and others dispatched to calls.

Responds to citizen and/or law enforcement requests for information.  As required and authorized, provides telephone numbers, contact names and other information regarding citizen/non-law enforcement requests for information. Accesses a variety of local, state and/or national databases. Searches and researches information. Provides data and information. 

Assesses computer and related equipment problems. Troubleshoots and undertakes basic repairs and/or maintenance. Identifies needs and contacts repair vendor/staff as required. Re-supplies and replenishes paper, toner and other materials. 

Updates and maintains a variety of files and records. Logs calls and related information into electronic and/or manual recording systems. Enters warrants, probable cause statements and other assigned tasks. As authorized and/or assigned, assists, trains and/or monitors newly hired, probationary and/or re-certifying police dispatchers. As required, may testify in court proceedings. 

Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Knowledge of applicable city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulations. 
  • Knowledge of the City’s and the Department’s policies and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of file and records management. 
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of automation equipment troubleshooting and repairing techniques.
  • Knowledge of court processes and legal terminology.
  • Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulations.  
  • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. 
  • Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments. 
  • Skill in assessing, analyzing, identifying and implementing solutions to complex problems.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, other City employees, representatives from other city, county, state and/or Federal agencies, the news media, general  public and/or others having business with the City of Gillette. 
  • Skill in operating automation and related communication equipment utilizing a variety of software and operating systems/applications.


 A high school diploma, GED or equivalent AND relevant related experience OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


  • Must successfully complete polygraph exam, background investigation, psychological evaluation and medical evaluation.
  • Must type a minimum of 35 words per minute. 
  • Computer experience preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain within one (1) year of employment and must maintain State of Wyoming Police Communications Certification and Federal National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Terminal Operators Certification.
  • Must be able to obtain within one (1) year of employment and must maintain registration as a State of Wyoming Notary Public.
  • May be required to lift, drag and/or carry heavy, bulky supplies, materials and/or other items weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • May be exposed to potential physical harm, infectious diseases and potentially high stress levels.
  • Will be required to work a rotating schedule with rotating shifts. Work will be outside the traditional work schedule.

Complete and submit the required City of Gillette application and Personal History Statement

201 East 5th Street 
Gillette, WY 82716 
Phone: 307-686-5222
Fax: 307-685-8892

Currently Accepting Applications – Closing Date to be Determined.

The City of Gillette is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pre-Employment Drug Screening Required.

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