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Telecommunications Operator - Police

 JOB POSTING # 16-055


HOURLY RATE:  $12.02

Open Until Filled


The City of Kingsville is accepting applications for a Telecommunication’s Operator in the Police Department.  Responsible for receiving, evaluating and dispatching calls for police, fire and EMS calls for service in a timely manner, and performing notification and information gathering duties in support of personnel in the field.   Operators also receive paperwork generated by police personnel and properly route and file such paperwork.  Performs other duties as assigned.



Ability to type thirty (30) words per minute. Additional testing may be administered by the City of Kingsville: Standard & Associates’ National Dispatch Selection Test used to assess skill level in reading, comprehension, listening, problem solving, prioritizing and multi-tasking.


Position requires working on shift assignments.  Must obtain Telecommunication certification within one year of employment.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing with attention to detail in documentation and presentation.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to communicate with department personnel, City employees and the public.


All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of Kingsville’s citizens. City employees must be able to work immediately before, during, and/or immediately after an emergency.


All positions require the following: 1) High School diploma or equivalent, 2) possession of a valid driver’s license 3) satisfactory driving record and 4) proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to work in the U.S. legally.  The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation.


Applications may be picked up at City of Kingsville-Human Resources, 200 E. Kleberg, Kingsville, Texas  78363.  For more information call 361-595-8017 or e-mail AA/EOE.


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For more information on job listings, contact Beth Greenwell, at 361-595-8017.

How to Apply:

Complete application and submit online through City of Kingsville website.

Download application, complete and email to

Stop by HR Department Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Office location – City Hall
400 W. King Avenue,
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Complete your application accurately to be sure your application receives full consideration. You may apply online by selecting an available position and attaching your application form to your submission. Applications may also be submitted to or in person at the Human Resources office.

A position must be available to submit your application online. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as posted for applicable position.  Applicants not selected for positions are encouraged to re-apply at the next available opportunity.

All City of Kingsville positions require the following:

  • Proof of eligibility to legally work in the United States
  • Successful completion of background investigation
  • Successful completion of drug screening

For the safety of our employees and the citizens we serve, the City of Kingsville is a drug-free workplace.


Most positions require:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Satisfactory driving record



Employee Behavior and Conduct

City employees are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner to both internal and external customers during the performance of duties.  Examples of professional conduct include, but not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest and respectful.


All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the public during emergency situations threatening the safety of Kingsville citizens.  City employees must be able to work immediately before, during and/or immediately after an emergency.


Equal Opportunity Employer


City of Kingsville is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and its Equal Employment Opportunity Plans (EEOP) are available for viewing:

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) – City of Kingsville

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) – City of Kingsville Police Department