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Published November 21, 2023

Position Details

Position Title: 911 Dispatcher
County: Sanders
Department: Sheriff’s Office
Salary or Pay Rate: $18.28/hour
Work Week: At least 32 hours per week (part time) with full employee benefits
Closing Date: Open until filled. First review of applications: 12/12/23

Position Description


Sanders County is seeking to hire a 911 Dispatcher. The 911 Telecommunicator/Dispatcher is responsible for efficient 911 dispatcher operations for the Sheriff, law enforcement office, and county emergency services. Operates various communication devices and performs adequate daily information and administrative duties, including obtaining accurate information from reporting parties, computers, or other sources; relays that information concisely and accurately to appropriate departments or agencies. Maintains professional public relations, correct records, and filing, and completes supportive backup duties to promote clean, smooth office operations.


For a full list of duties, contact Sanders County.

  • Communications Center Dispatch
  • Various Administrative Duties
  • Reports
  • Public Relations
  • Maintenance, Cleaning, Safety Duties
  • Back-Up Duties

Required Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • The job requires a valid Montana driver’s license, or eligibility to gain one, and a good driving record.
  • Basic POST Dispatch Certification, CJIN, NCIC, and CPR training and certification.
  • Ability to maintain such certifications required.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in communications required.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Application Instructions

Applications and a complete job description are available at the Human Resources office, 1111 Main Street, Thompson Falls, MT, or by sending an email to Rich Wallace at  You may submit your application online through Thompson Falls Job Services at or by calling (406) 382-3045.