Camden County Human Resources

Patsy Wiggins: Human Resource Director

Melissa Peters, aPHR: Benefits Coordinator

1 Court Circle, Suite 18
Camdenton, MO 65020

Phone: 573-317-3806
Fax: 573-317-3813

Request for Bids

None at this time

Current Job Openings

JOB TITLE: Communications Officer COM/03
DEPARTMENT: Camden County Sheriff’s Office
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for receiving, evaluating, and disseminating calls
for county, police, fire and emergency medical service through the Communications Unit. 1-year
probationary period with 6-month training period.

  • Receives, evaluates, and disseminates calls for police, fire and emergency medical
  • Monitors and transmits emergency and operation messages via multi-channel base
  • Inputs data and dispatches appropriate units; updates and monitors status of police and
    fire units using computer aided dispatch system.
  • Inputs and retrieves inquiries concerning wanted/stolen status of persons, vehicles, and
    articles and concerning criminal histories of persons through TAS/ADORS, MULES,
    NCIC and Department of Revenue computer files.
  • Prepares new Communications Officer for MULES and Missouri State Certification
    through on-the-job training and instruction; trains new Communications Officers in all
    aspects of the position; evaluates job performance of trainees and provides remedial
    training as needed.
  • Maintains manual and computer files and logs.
  • Refers citizens with non-law-enforcement problems to appropriate agencies.
  • Monitors building security and all external city-owned video surveillance via closed
    circuit camera.
  • Monitors jail security via closed circuit camera and audio system; provides back-up jail
    security via electrical jail door lock.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of communications equipment and technology.
  • Knowledge of MULES, NCIC, and FCC rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Police Department, Fire Department, Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s Department and other emergency service providers.
  • Skill in the use of various types of communications equipment.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and other types of modern office equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The E911 Director 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 results.
    GUIDELINES: Guidelines include MULES/NCIC standards, FCC regulations, county/city policies and procedures, the county/city EOC plan, County/City Department policy, county computer policy, and Fire Department policy. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.
    COMPLEXITY: The work consists of related technical communications duties. The need to perform multiple tasks at the same time contributes to the complexity of the position.
    SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to receive, evaluate, and disseminate calls to police and fire units. Successful performance helps ensure efficient communication of information to emergency responders.
    PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, Police Officers, Firefighters, vendors, citizens, medical professionals, and representatives of other law enforcement agencies.
    PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, and to motivate or influence persons.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently standing, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in the Communications Center.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Certification by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) in computer entry and inquiry is required the first year of employment and re-certification as required by the MSHP.
  • Must meet continuing education requirements as established by the State of Missouri.
  • Type at least 30 wpm


  • Experience as a public safety communications/dispatcher.

Starting wage $11.22 per hour. Shift work, and holidays. Benefits: Medical, Vision/Dental,
Life Insurance., 2 Retirement funds, Vacation/Sick time, Comp. time, 457 Savings plan. 13
Holidays (includes birthday), 2 Personal days

Obtain Application at the Camden County Sheriffs Office.

Currently no job openings

*Applications need to be returned to the Camden County Human Resource Dept.