Job Information

University of Utah Dispatcher I in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/18/2021

Requisition Number PRN28077B

Job Title Dispatcher I, U Safety

Working Title Dispatcher I

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Individuals in this job work 40-hours weekly in rotating 12-hour shifts to include weekends and holidays. On-call requirements may be required.

VP Area President

Department 02195 - Emergency Communications

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $21.63- $24.85

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Under general supervision; receives and dispatches routine and emergency calls for police, medical and other Public Safety Agencies as designated.

About University Safety

Safety is a top priority for the University of Utah. The Chief Safety Officer is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all campus safety initiatives, as well as overseeing the University Safety Department, which includes a central administrative Office of the CSO , as well as public safety operational divisions, which include University Police, Campus Security, U Health Security, Emergency Management, Community Services, and Emergency Communications.

Safety looks and feels different to each person, and the U Safety Department is committed to working with the community to foster a safe environment where all individuals feel empowered and equipped to succeed in their work, education, and other business with the university. As such, it is important that all staff stay aware of, and demonstrate support for, issues related to safety, equity, diversity, and inclusion, both locally and nationally.

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Perform routine emergency communications and dispatch duties, receives and coordinates non-emergency and emergency requests for the University of Utah Police Department and Campus Security. Access and correlate information from the Utah Criminal Justice Information System ( UCJIS ). Operate a variety of equipment including computer aided dispatch ( CAD ), digital two-way radios systems, 9-1-1 and campus telephone systems, campus alarm systems, CCTV , and other departmental office equipment. And, other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

18 years old.

High School diploma, GED or equivalent.

Type 40 WPM .

Legal to work in the United States.

No disqualifying criminal history.

Must obtained and be current on all EMD , CPR , BCI , POST Certifications, ICS 100, 200, 700, 800.

Must have worked as a 911 Dispatcher or a Dispatcher I for at least 1 professional year.

Must demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of Police, Medical and Security duties.

Will work rotating shifts and hours, and work weekends and holidays.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Must obtain and remain current on all EMD , CPR , BCI , POST Certifications, APCO PST , and ICS (100, 200, 700, 800). 1 to 3+ years of experience as a 911 dispatcher. Able to demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of Police, Medical and Security dispatch duties.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.