Dispatchers benefit from SAR fly-alongs to get lay of the land

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – When dispatchers relay vital information about the whereabouts of a lost skier or the location of slide in the canyon, it’s crucial these telecommunications experts know what they’re talking about. Even life-long local residents can use some visual assistance designed to show them the lay of the land.

Teton County Search and Rescue is offering fly-along training sessions for dispatchers to give them a birds-eye view of the valley and better understand where calls are coming from in the many recreational areas of Teton County.

Interested in being a dispatcher? Join the elite group of communications specialists that dispatch for the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, Teton County Search and Rescue, and work closely with Grand Teton National Park

Complete an application and mail it (PO Box 1885, Jackson WY, 83001), or fax it (307-732-7131), or email it ([email protected]), or hand deliver it (180 South King, Jackson WY).

The starting salary range for the Public Safety/Emergency Telecommunicator position is $45,650. Salary for lateral (experienced) applicants will be determined after experience and qualifications are examined and verified. Benefits include health and dental insurance, Wyoming law enforcement retirement and life insurance as well as vacation, holiday, sick and comp time.

Employees get use of the Recreation Center and the Town/County exercise facility and access to bus and ski pass reductions. Opportunities for advancement are available. The position is 24/7 and requires shift work (i.e., nights, holidays, and weekends), with 12-hour shifts. Successful applicants are asked to sign a two (2) year commitment.

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