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State Police Dispatcher - South

Posting Begin Date: 2023/07/25
Posting End Date: 2024/07/25
Category: Dispatch
Sub Category: Public Safety
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Meridian, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 20.26
Maximum Salary: 0.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Idaho State Police Dispatcher, rarely seen but always heard. This position starts at $20.26 per hour. After successful completion of probation (approximately six months), dispatchers are eligible for pay increases via the ISP CHOICE Program. 

Lateral Hires: Lateral transfers from other agencies need to apply under this announcement. Current Law Enforcement Dispatchers with at least five years of dispatch experience may be eligible for a higher entry salary.

As of July 1, 2022, Regional Communications Officers are under Rule of 80 for PERSI retirement. 

PLEASE NOTE: The successful applicant will be required to complete a background investigation and polygraph examination, which includes drug screening. Please review the ISP Drug Policy and ISP Grooming and Appearance Standards

All Regional Communications Officer Positions require shift work. This includes a requirement to work weekends, holidays, and nights on a rotating basis. The Regional Communications Center is required to be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This will require overtime to ensure all shifts are staffed.


Holiday Pay 

Shift Differential 

Overtime (accrued and potentially paid out) 

Vacation and Sick leave accruals 

Competitive medical, vision and dental benefits 

PERSI Retirement with additional options of 401K / 457 

Life insurance 

Special Assignments 

Mobile Command Center deployments throughout the state 

Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure 

Holiday and Hero's 

National Night Out 

Job Fairs 

Career Camp 

Work with a variety of State and Federal agencies 

Idaho State Police 

Idaho Fish and Game 

Idaho Transportation Department 

Bureau of Land Management 

Probation and Parole

Forest Service 


Operate a multi-channel radio with multiple frequencies and related equipment to receive messages and relay information between state police and emergency personnel to accident and crime scenes 

Obtain information about incidents and determine action to take 

Dispatch necessary personnel using radio or telephone 

Verify location and status of officers to insure their safety 

Direct emergency vehicles to insure effective handling of emergency situations 

Coordinate incidents through to completion 

Complete and file information such as wrecker lists and radio, telephone, and teletype logs by using or operating a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system 

Enter, access, and update information concerning individuals, vehicles, and articles through the National Crime Information Center and Idaho/National Law Enforcement Telecommunications computer systems 

Responsible for decision making/problem solving while maintaining control in crisis emergency situations 

Must be able to work effectively under extremely stressful situations and perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy 

Operate a multi-channel radio with multiple frequencies and related equipment to receive messages and relay information between state police and emergency personnel to accident and crime scenes


Experience conducting and documenting fact-finding interviews 

Experience reading, writing, and speaking English proficiently 

Reading and interpreting detailed information 

Entering and retrieving data from a computer 

Acquire valid CPR certification within first year 

Skill in typing 50 net words per minute or its equivalent on data entry devices. 

Physical ability to hear and understand messages received in person, or transmitted via radio, computer and/or telephone


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.