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Dispatching Careers
Communications Dispatcher

Dispatching Careers

Dispatching Careers/Employment

Are you an outgoing, ambitious and confident person who is looking for a career where you can demonstrate your problem solving abilities in emergency situations? Do you possess strong interpersonal skills, an eagerness to learn and a passion for serving your community? If you answered yes to these questions, and would thrive in a dynamic, unique, high intensity environment, you should apply to be a dispatcher with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office! Please complete an interest card and you will be notified of upcoming openings. You may also visit the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities page.

If you have prior 911 dispatching experience and are looking for a new place to bring your skills, positive attitude/mindset and an openness to learn, we welcome your application. Your salary will be adjusted commensurate to your experience, knowledge and skills.


Boulder County Communications provides all the necessary training to become a dispatcher. Our Staff are cross-trained in four different disciplines: Call-Taking, Law Enforcement dispatching, Fire/EMS/Search & Rescue dispatching and our Data Channel (law enforcement intelligence and field support). Upon successful completion of each position within the training program, trainees receive a 2% salary increase. Once all four positions are completed, the employee is promoted to Dispatcher II. Each dispatcher becomes proficient at handling complex computer systems and a variety of responsibilities in a stressful and highly technical environment. The complete training process usually takes 1 year.


High school diploma or equivalent, ability to multi-task, type 40 wpm. Must be able to work twelve (12) hour shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.

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Have more questions? Our recruiters are available M-Th 7a.m. – 5 p.m. and happy to answer any questions you have.
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Emergency: 911
Main: 303-441-4444
Fax: 303-441-4739


Communication Center
3280 Airport Road
Boulder, CO 80301
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8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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