Telecommunicator/911 Dispatch (Lateral Transfer)

This is a Full-Time position working First Shift, Second Shift, Third Shift, and Weekends.


The Owensboro Police Department now accepts applications on a year round basis for the position of Telecommunicator/Dispatcher-Lateral. Your application will be retained until there is an anticipated vacancy for the position of Telecommunicator/Dispatcher,  at which time your application will be forwarded to the Chief of Police for consideration. If you are not selected for employment after your application is considered by the Chief, you must resubmit a new application before being considered for future anticipated vacancies. It is your responsibility to confirm our receipt of your application by calling Jo Hall at 270-687-8861.

Please, only Current Full Time Telecommunicators Meeting Specified Requirements Need Apply.

The City of Owensboro will accept applications for a lateral transfer position any time during the year. However, this does not mean that we currently have a vacancy. The City is under no obligation to hire if we have a current vacancy, or to process applicants.

Job Skills/Requirements

Applicants must be a current full time telecommunicator, have completed the applicable DOCJT training for certification as a telecommunicator, currently be LINK/NCIC certified (for the State of Kentucky), and must have three consecutive years full time telecommunicator experience. Pay Dependent on Years Experience as 9-1-1 Telecommunicator.

TO APPLY:  In your job application, indicate "Lateral Telecommunicator" as the position for which you are applying.Iin upper right hand corner, click "Download Application" to download and complete application electronically; Save; Then, click arrow in very upper left hand corner to back to previous page, then click "Submit Application", and complete required information; Click "Submit"). If you experience difficulty, you may also email your job application directly to Applications can also be obtained by calling (270) 687-8861 or Toll-free: (888) 616-8540. TDD/Voice (270) 687-4459. Mail paper applications  to Jo Hall, Support Services, Owensboro Police Dept., 222 E. 9th St., Owensboro, KY 42303. To confirm receipt of your application, you may call (270) 687-8861.  Resume alone insufficient, an application is required.

To submit additional information with your application:  To submit attachments with your job application electronically, you will have to submit a separate email as our current system will only accept the electronic job application designed for our system.   Email your attachments separately, preferrably in .pdf format, directly to Otherwise, you may mail your job application with attachments to:  Jo Hall, Support Services, Owensboro Police Dept., 222 E. 9th St., Owensboro, KY 42303.  

The City of Owensboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA – M/F/V/D

ADA accomodations may be requested by calling 270-687-8542.

If considered, and/or if offered a position, prior to hire lateral transfers shall satisfactorily complete the following, but not limited to:

  • Comprehensive background checks, including references from current and past employers;
  • Oral interview;
  • Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen, physical exam, psychological evaluation, and any other necessary medical evaluations/screenings must be satisfactorily completed.


Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam, References, Psychological, Polygraph, etc.