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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • County Sheriff has dispatcher opening

  • Do you like knowing the story behind the scene, dispatching who goes to what and when? The Stafford County Dispatch office may have a job for you.
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  • Do you like knowing the story behind the scene, dispatching who goes to what and when? The Stafford County Dispatch office may have a job for you.
    The Stafford County Sheriff's department is accepting applications for a full time
    Communications Officer. The duties include, but not limited to, radio dispatch and secretarial work. The opening is for the 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. shift.
    "We are losing one of our dispatchers," said County dispatcher Jean Ring. "Gina Schwein is leaving us for another position in the courthouse."
    Ring has been on the job for the past 23 years. It was supposed to be a short-term gig.
    "When I first started here I did figure I'd be here a year," Ring said. "Then I ended up being her for 23."
    She said the job is on that can be very enjoyable, but has a certain amount of security involved.
    "I enjoy helping people," she said. "I know everything that goes on, people ask me what happened, 'who got arrested last night.' But it all stays in here. I don't say anything."
    Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School diploma or its equivalent.
    Applications may be picked up at the Stafford County Dispatch office at 209 N. Broadway, St John, Kansas or you may call 620-549-324.7. The starting wage with no Dispatcher experience is $11.88 per hour.
    Applications must be returned to the Stafford County Sheriff's office no later than 5 p.m. October 2.
    Another interesting aspect of the job Ring pointed out is knowing the real story behind all the rumors.

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