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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 Ofc. Michael Hathaway at 270-687-8867, or Jo Hall at 270-687-8878.

Please, only Current Full Time Telecommunicators Meeting Specified Requirements 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 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.  To ensure   your   application   will   be   considered,  it  must  be  received  no later  than  the deadline stated above, if applicable.  Visit www.owensboro.org to apply.  Click “Job Openings”; then click on the position(s) of interest; follow directions on how to apply (i.e., in upper right hand corner, click "Download Application" to download and complete application electronically; Save; Then, click "Submit Application" and complete required information; Submit).    If you experience difficulty, you may also email your job application directly to HATHAWAYMJ@owensboro.org  AND halljd@owensboro.org .   Applications can also be obtained by calling (270) 687-8878, (270) 687-8867, or Toll-free: (888) 616-8540.  TDD/Voice (270) 687-4459.   Mail paper applications  to  Officer Michael Hathaway, City of Owensboro Police Dept., 222 E. 9th St., Owensboro, KY 42303.    To confirm receipt of your application by the deadline, you may call (270) 687-8878 or (270) 687-8867 prior to the deadline.  Resume alone insufficient.


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 HATHAWAYMJ@owensboro.org  AND halljd@owensboro.org  .      Otherwise, you may mail your job application with attachments to:  Officer Michael Hathaway, City of Owensboro Police Department, 222 E. 9th St., Owensboro, KY 42303.  


The City of Owensboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 



 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.