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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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Communications Technician

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$20.08 to $30.12/Hour
  • Posted Date:09/06/2019 12:15 PM

This position is responsible for answering emergency and non-emergency calls and for dispatching appropriate personnel. 


• Receives, monitors, and dispatches radio communications traffic for emergency and non-emergency situations.
• Receives and screens incoming telephone calls from the public and other public safety agencies; categorizes and prioritizes calls; dispatches emergency and non-emergency responders as appropriate.
• Responds to citizens’ requests for assistance.
• Maintains a continuous log of incoming telephone and radio calls; logs incoming calls for participating agencies.
• Assists customers with requests for records.
• Monitors and routes incoming messages from national and state computer networks; enters and removes information as requested into those networks.
• Runs criminal and driver history checks as requested.
• Monitors alarms.
• Attends training sessions.
• Monitors files for accuracy and completeness.
• Utilizes audio recording equipment to preserve records.
• Processes warrants and subpoenas from Municipal Court.
• Assists with utility service reconnects after normal business hours.
• Updates and maintains probation and on-call agent lists.
• Processes and documents pawn tickets.
• Monitors security cameras.
• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of emergency communications principles and practices.
• Knowledge of NCIC policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of emergency dispatch procedures.
• Knowledge of radio and telecommunications equipment.
• Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.
• Skill in making decisions in high pressure and emergency situations.
• Skill in public relations.
• Skill in interpersonal relations.
• Skill in oral and written communication.


The Communications Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include NCIC and WCJIN guidelines, state and federal regulations, training guidelines, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.


• The work consists of related emergency and non-emergency communications duties. The necessity of responding to unforeseen and emergency situations contributes to the complexity of the work.
• The purpose of this position is to receive emergency and non-emergency calls and to dispatch personnel as appropriate. Successful performance contributes to the efficient and effective response to emergency and life-threatening situations.


• Contacts are typically with department personnel, representatives of other emergency services agencies, and the general public.
• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and motivate persons.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.
• The work is typically performed in a Communications Center.




• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to a high school diploma or GED.
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain NCIC/WCJIN certification.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain Communications Certification issued by the Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.

Complete the required City of Gillette Police Department application and THE PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT which is available on the City website at or contact Human Resources at 201 E 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716.
Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

Pre-Employment Drug Screening Conducted.     Equal Opportunity Employer
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