We are currently seeking a Dispatcher I for the Wyoming Highway Patrol Dispatch Program in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol is leaders and partners in public safety, ensuring a safer tomorrow. The Wyoming Highway Patrol is looking for candidates who want a rewarding career and to make a difference. If you're able to calmly and accurately process information, sometimes during high-stress or emergencies, then this job may be perfect for you! At the Wyoming Highway Patrol, we're committed to making a difference while serving with compassion and professionalism.
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Wyoming Highway Patrol operates a centralized communications center based in Cheyenne. In this center, WHP dispatchers make a difference every day. WHP dispatchers communicate and coordinate not only the efforts of WHP troopers statewide but also the efforts of many other agencies and emergency responders. WHP dispatchers are highly skilled and proficient in the operation of a statewide multi-tower computerized two-way radio network and a multi-faceted, computer-aided dispatch system. WHP dispatchers use these and a variety of other resources too:
Typically no two days are the same for a WHP dispatcher, which certainly provides for a variety within their daily scope of duties.
"WHP Dispatch is a vital link between the public and emergency services, committed to serving with courtesy, professionalism, and compassion." WHP Dispatch's Vision Statement
Must be available to work a variety of shifts, as well as holidays and weekends.
Skill in typing information quickly, accurately, and directly into a computer.
Good listening skills and memory.
Ability to prioritize often simultaneous events.
Ability to use good judgment and decision making despite limited information.
Ability to work well with others.
Ability to remain calm, collected, and even-tempered during high-stress emergencies.
Understand the importance of honesty, integrity, and confidentiality.
To apply for a WHP dispatch position, there must be a vacancy announcement posted for a PSDI04 Highway Patrol Dispatcher I.
Before applying, please call (307) 777-4325 to verify that applications are currently being accepted.
Starting salary for a Wyoming Highway Patrol Dispatcher I (PSDI04) is $2645.00/month. Dispatchers are eligible to promote to a Wyoming Highway Patrol Dispatcher II (PSDI06) once they have acquired the knowledge and skills of a Dispatcher I and once they have four years of dispatcher work experience. The Wyoming Highway Patrol Dispatcher II (PSDI06) salary range is $3004.00-$4240/month.
Wyoming Highway Patrol dispatchers receive competitive pay and a number of "benefits" which include:
Dispatchers are held to a high standard of professional conduct, which is essential to maintaining the trust of those they serve. The Dispatch hiring process is designed to find qualified individuals capable of meeting the demands and standards of this unique career. The Dispatch hiring and testing process is lengthy and may take up to five months to complete from the time the position opens until a new employee is hired.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol Communications Basic Course is comprised of multiple trainer-evaluated phases. Newly hired Dispatchers receive a minimum of four weeks of classroom training, two weeks of call taking training, and eight weeks of on-the-job radio training. The training also fulfills Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) certification requirements.