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Communications Officer
Entry Level
Communications Officer
Starting Salary: $45,988
Salary after 12-month probationary employment: $49,488
24 hours of annual leave and 24 hours of sick leave granted upon hiring
Applications being accepted through Friday, June 28th
Persons applying should be interested in a full-time position that significantly impacts the safety of the general public and responding agency personnel. Under general supervision, a Communications Officer receives incoming emergency and non-emergency phone calls to the Emergency Operations Center, dispatches police, fire, and EMS personnel, performs a variety of administrative functions for the Police and Fire Departments, and performs related tasks as required including extensive computer work. This position will involve shift work to include nights, weekends, and holidays, so a flexible schedule is required.

The selection process includes:
  • Skills testing
    • To be held July 8th and 10th, 2024
  • Verification of previous work performance and driving history;
  • Polygraph examination;
  • Psychological examination;
  • Background investigation (including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiries to both the CCRE and FBI);
  • Observation of Communication Center Operations
  • Senior Panel oral review board;
  • Interview with the Chief of Police;
  • Medical exam
Paid incentives are offered if you possess a college degree and/or Spanish-speaking abilities. Some additional benefits include pay incentives for career advancement, tuition reimbursement, committee and team involvement opportunities, free training, cross-training in call taking, fire dispatch, and police dispatch, instructor potential, free gym membership, and on site kitchen, break room, and gym facilities.
The City of Fredericksburg provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
To apply online please visit: https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/Employment.
For questions please contact. 
Michelle Lambert
Emergency Communications Director
Email correspondence is preferred.
City of Fredericksburg
Human Resources Department
715 Princess Anne Street, Room 209
P. O. Box 7447
Fredericksburg, VA  22404-7447

Position: Communications Officer
Organization: City of Fredericksburg Police
Location: Fredericksburg,  VA 
United States
Salary: 45,988
Posting Start Date: 6/3/2024
Date Posted: 6/3/2024
Requirements Minimum Requirements:
  • 18 years of age
  • United States Citizen or lawful resident for ten consecutive years
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • No more than two moving violations within previous 24 months
  • No record of convictions within previous 60 months for DUI, eluding, leaving the scene of an accident or vehicular manslaughter
  • No record of 2nd or subsequent DUI
  • No current or previous revocations or suspension of license within previous 60 months due to a moving violation
  • Not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Not have been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to a Class 1 or 2 misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or any offense that would be a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including but not limited to petit larceny under 18.2-96, or any offense involving moral turpitude that would be a misdemeanor if committed in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Not have been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to any misdemeanor sex offense in the Commonwealth of Virginia, another state, or the United States, including but not limited to sexual battery under 18.2-67.4 or consensual sexual intercourse with a minor 15 or older under clause (ii) of 18.2-371
  • Not have been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to domestic assault under 18.2-57.2, or any offense that would be domestic assault under the laws of another state or the United States
  • Undergo a physical examination, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment 
  • Not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening
Status: This listing expires on: 6/24/2024
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Organization Information
City of Fredericksburg Police
2200 Cowan Blvd

Fredericksburg,  VA 22401
United States
(540) 654-5929
Chris Menck


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