The City of Mt. Vernon is accepting applications for a full time Police Civilian Dispatchers/Telecommunicators. The position requires to work 40 hours per week: mainly nights, weekends & holidays. $20.60/hour + Time and one half on holidays worked. Good communication skills required; clear speaking voice, free of speech impediments; ability to become certified as a LEADS operator; ability to obtain Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification; ability to work efficiently in emergency situations; and ability to pass thorough background security check performed by Police Department. Benefits include employee insurance paid by the City, paid vacation, personal and birthday leave time. Position covered by IMRF, defined benefits retirement plan. Residency in Jefferson County, Illinois within 6 months of hire date is required. Application, release forms, and job description are available M-F, 8-5 in the Human Resource Office, 1100 Main Street, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864 or downloadable application and release forms are available below. EEO/ADA Employer. Open until positions filled.
The MVPD accepts lateral applications for those who have law enforcement experience on an ongoing basis.
We will post on our website and Facebook page when we accept applications for patrol officers with no previous law enforcement experience. This occurs about once a year.