Equal Employment Opportunity Plan
The Orlando Police Department Communications Division
is a state of the art Communications Center serving the citizens of Orlando with innovation,
courtesy, and professionalism. The center provides the highest quality of service utilizing an
Enhanced 911 System, Motorola 800 MHz Radio System, and Computer Aided Dispatch System that interfaces with Mobile Data Terminals. The center is committed to operational excellence.
There are three intricate sections in the Communications Center.
Call taker - handles incoming emergency and non emergency calls using a computer aided dispatch system.
Radio Dispatch - dispatches calls for service to the citizens of Orlando via an 800 MHz radio system.
Teletype - retrieves
information from the Criminal Justice Information System.
Individuals assigned to Teletype handle radio and telephone
requests for wanted persons inquiries, vehicle registration
checks and other tasks related to National Crime Information
Center (NCIC) and Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC)
functions. Teletype operators enter missing persons records and
stolen property records into the state and national computer
The Communications Center
has 94 civilian employees consisting of Emergency Communications Specialists, Supervisors, Technical Support and Managers.
To become an Emergency Communications Specialist (ECS), you must first meet the minimum requirements:
You may contact the
City of Orlando Human Resources for information about employment opportunities.
Apply online at www.cityoforlando.net
An ECS applicant must successfully complete the following:
Pass a Typing Test - 25 correct words per minute
Pass the Public Safety Telecommunications Test (Aptitude Test)
Pass Practical Tests
Medical Exam (includes drug screening)
BENEFITS AND INFORMATION
Salary: The starting salary for an Emergency Communications Specialist (ECS) is $13.11 per hour, $27,268 annually. There is a $.90 per hour shift differential for hours worked on the evening or midnight shift. Time and a half is paid for hours worked over 40 per week.
Employees must complete a 6 month probationary period.
Employees receive a 7% salary promotional increase after completing training in
the second and third positions.
Merit: Employees receive an annual merit increase based on job performance.
Shifts: Employees work rotating shifts which include Midnights (11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.), Dayshift (7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) and Evening Shift (3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.). (Shifts are subject to change.)
Leave: 3 weeks of paid vacation leave per year and 6 paid holidays.
Uniforms: Provided after completion of 6 months of employment.
Training: 12 - 24 weeks of classroom and structured on the job training.
Insurance: Variety of insurance options. Dependent coverage available at an additional cost to the employee.
Retirement: 401(a) Plan. The City pays certain costs. Partial vested rights after three years and early retirement after 55 years of age or 25 years of service.
If you are interested in employment opportunities with the Orlando Police Department Communications Division, please contact Recruiting at 321-235-5313 or fax a resume to 407-249-4601. The City of Orlando is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
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