The simplest way to talk about location

Street addresses weren’t designed for 2021. They aren’t accurate enough to specify precise locations, such as building entrances, and don’t exist for parks and many rural areas.
This makes it hard to find places and prevents people from describing exactly where help is needed in an emergency.

Co-founded in London in 2013, what3words is the simplest way to talk about location. The system covers the entire world, never needs updating, and works offline. A what3words address is a human-friendly way to share very precise locations with other people or to input them into platforms and machines such as ride-hailing apps or e-commerce checkouts. It is optimized for voice input and contains built-in error prevention to immediately identify and correct input mistakes.

The free what3words app, available for iOS and Android, and the online map enable people to find, share and navigate to what3words addresses in over 40 languages to date. Millions of what3words addresses are in use around the world, with thousands of businesses using them to save money, be more efficient and provide a better customer experience. what3words is integrated into apps, platforms, and websites, with just a few lines of code. Products are available for free or for a nominal fee for qualifying NGOs. Its partners include Mercedes-Benz, Triumph Motorcycles, Premier Inn, and The AA.

 

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911 Communications Operator

The Gurnee, IL Police Communications Center provides 24-hour emergency and non-emergency communications support as a consolidated communication center for multiple agencies including Gurnee Police; Gurnee Fire; Zion Police; Zion Fire; Newport Fire Protection District; and Beach Park Fire Department.  The Gurnee Police Communications Center responds to over 145,000 emergency and non-emergency telephone calls per year and dispatches over 100,000 police calls and 14,000 Fire/EMS calls annually.

Key qualities for joining our team: 

  • service orientation and desire to treat the public with tact, courtesy, and respect
  • ability to learn quickly and a desire to be challenged
  • remain calm under conditions that are stressful
  • ability to thrive in a work environment that rapidly changes in the tempo of work activity
  • ability to use sound judgment and act rapidly and decisively in emergency situations
  • communicate effectively orally and in writing

What you can expect:

  • answering 911 calls for assistance – police, fire, emergency medical/rescue
  • working with first responders in the field to transmit vital information
  • using Emergency Medical Dispatch protocol to provide assistance until EMS arrives on the scene
  • using computer-aided dispatch to log calls and information
  • being challenged and rewarded by helping others
  • work in a fast-paced, multi-task oriented role that will test your skills and abilities
  • opportunities to grow and improve through ongoing training

Minimum requirements include:

  • US citizen / legal work authorization;
  • HS Diploma / GED;
  • Ability to accurately type at least 35 wpm

Additional desirable qualifications:

  • Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification
  • Previous recent experience in police and/or Fire/EMS emergency dispatch; security/security dispatch; emergency medical; military dispatch; or closely related fields
  • Bilingual skills
  • Formal education, certification, or completion of a college-level training program in emergency dispatch

Department Contact Information and Benefits:

Gurnee Police Department

100 N OPlaine Rd

Gurnee, IL  60031

Email:  chrisn@village.gurnee.il.us

Phone Number 847-599-7500, x 7515

Website:  www.gurnee.il.us

Job Posting:  www.gurnee.il.us/jobs

Online Application click HERE

Application Deadline:  First review of applications after June 15, 2022; open until filled

Starting hourly rate  $30.32 / hour ($63,074 annual);  possible higher rate DOQ/E

12-hour shifts; 3-2 / 2-3 on/off rotation with one 8 hour shift

No residency or living radius requirement

Benefits:  Paid time off – vacation, holiday, personal time; Health / Dental / Vision / Life Insurance Plans; Retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA)

Community Population:  30,706

Communications Center Staff:  19 full time; 2 part-time; 2 Shift Supervisors; 1 Communications Manager

Department Staff:  100 members including sworn officers, sworn supervisory, management, civilian, and Communications Center

Equal Opportunity Employer

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