Police Dispatcher II
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 20872 Posted: 05/16/2024

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled.  An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Police Dispatcher II  

Employment Type: Full-Time

Reports To: The Police Dispatcher II will report to the Police Sergeant

Full Time Pay Range: Starting at $19-$20 depending on qualifications

This position must be able to prioritize, multi-task and remain calm in outwardly stressful incidents. This position must maintain an excellent understanding of Department/University policies and procedures. It is accountable for accurate police reports, dispatch logs and police records, which are always sensitive and highly confidential in nature. This position plays a key role in the maintenance, creation and dissemination of legally required crime and activity statistics.

Essential Job Functions

Key Job Responsibilities:
• Communicates effectively and provides accurate and detailed instructions to all types of audiences in high stress emergency situations
• Troubleshoots, triages, and escalates issues according to established policies and procedures
• Documents incidents accurately and adheres to all applicable policies, rules, and regulations
• Maintains complex records of information in directories and alarm databases

Under general supervision of a Law Enforcement Supervisor, this position works in a critical office on campus that serves as a hub of all alarms and notification systems that are crucial to the safety of the campus community. This position works independently to provide communications via two-way radios, telephones and computer for the university police, dispatch and telephone operations. It is a crucial position for coordinating internal as well as external communications for two departments and for the campus. This position works alone and is subject to occasional supervisory checks. 

Job Description: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/standard-job-description-library/?jobID=30739 


• Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
• Knowledge and experience in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
• Effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior dispatch experience
• Experience with two-way radio use and etiquette
• TIME certified

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/

Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/benefits-estimator/  

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Review of Applications

Applications received by 6/15/2024 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amber Marzette

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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