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The City of Colby is currently accepting applications for the following positions: 

Communications Officer I or II

The City of Colby Communications Center is accepting applications for the position of Communications Officer I or II. The successful applicant will be trained in radio communications for Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMS and 911 Emergencies for the Thomas County area. 

Starting salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications Officer preforms specialized work in receiving and dispatching messages in the 911 Center. The Communications Officer is responsible for the operation of dispatch radios, computers, 911 and administrative phone lines. This position will receive and dispatch information, which may be of an emergency nature.

The position entails a 12-hour shift with a rotation of 4 days on and 4 days off. This will include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Successful applicants will possess a high school diploma or GED, the ability to quickly develop a general knowledge of law enforcement communication procedures and computer applications. The City of Colby Communications Center is an equal opportunity employer and provides employees with health insurance, sick leave, vacation, KPERS retirement benefit, and overtime provisions.

Persons wishing to apply may pick up an application at the Colby Police Department 360 N Franklin or the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office 225 N Court. You may also download an application below. Application review to begin upon receipt of application. Open until filled.

Unsure of what a Communications Officer Career can look like. Feel free to set up a time to visit our 911 Center by calling 785-460-4460 and speak with the Communications Director. 

The application may be downloaded from the following link:

City of Colby Application

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