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    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Employment Opportunities

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For questions about job openings or the application process contact:

Sue Hanson, Human Resources Coordinator 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5222
(605) 668-5265 FAX


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Employment Opportunities

Communication Dispatcher

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$34,425 per year
  • Posted Date:12/11/2017 9:20 AM
  • Deadline to Apply:01/18/2018 12:00 AM
July 17, 2003

December 11, 2017 





The City of Yankton is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Communication Dispatcher in the 911 Center. This is a public service position, helping people when they need it most. Enjoy working with new technology while keeping up with an exciting work environment.



The starting salary for this position is $34,425 per year, plus benefits. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, contribution to the South Dakota Retirement System, and optional AFLAC insurance. All employees are required to complete and pass a drug and back screening prior to employment. This position also includes a background investigation.


General Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age;
  • U.S. Citizen;
  • Able to work rotating shifts;


Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):

  • High School Diploma, or G.E.D.;
  • Work experience in a fast-paced environment is a benefit, but not required.


Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:

  • Customer service principles;
  • Standard office equipment;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Map reading methods.


Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:

  • Operating a computer and applicable software;
  • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Typing/Data Entry/Transcription;
  • Maintaining logs;
  • Operating standard office equipment;
  • Evaluating the urgency of calls and taking appropriate action;
  • Operating communications equipment;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Strong ability to convey assertive and calm, response in emergency situations.
  • Above average communication/interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general-public;
  • Ability to hear and comprehend radio and phone communication with background noise and activity.


Physical Requirements:

  • Positions in this class require: reaching, extensive sitting, keyboarding, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. 
  • Incumbents may be subjected to, workspace restrictions, background noises, disruptive people, excessively high levels of stress for extended periods of time due to nature of emergency call center activity.
  • This position may require: overtime, working weekends, holidays, 10-hour, and rotating shifts.

The City of Yankton is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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