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Communications Center for Washington Co

What Does A Communications Officer Do?

This job description gives you some insight into the many duties and responsibilities of a Communications Officer with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

We are not currently hiring Communications Officers at this time

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Position Summary:
Under the general direction of the Communications Supervisor Sergeant, operates all communications equipment in the Sheriff’s Office or mobile command posts as required.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Receives and transmits messages to and from cars, other stations and other terminals using radio, telephone and teletype equipment.
  • Complies with all Department Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P), Official Orders and Directives.
  • Successfully meets or exceeds the minimum standard or performance levels of those S.O. P. or Directives that require periodic testing or qualifying.
  • After training, efficiently and effectively operates a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.
  • Receives calls-for-service, assign law enforcement officers, fire departments, rescue units, highway departments, wreckers, and other resources to incident. Prioritizes calls-for-service.
  • Obtains teletype operation certification and transmit messages on provided devices.
    Enters required notices and information to CIB and NCIC as directed by operation policies.
    Monitors and maintains building security and surveillance via provided devices and methods.
  • Attends and satisfactorily completes all in-service training, on-the-job training and specialized schools and classes, as required.
  • Performs such other duties as may be required.


To view open positions within the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and throughout the County, please view all possible positions at the Washington County Human Resource Department Website Page



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