Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center is a value based, principle driven organization which was organized as a government agency on June 13, 1988 pursuant to the provisions of the Utah Interlocal Cooperation Act. It is a joint enterprise between Murray City, Salt Lake County, South Jordan City, South Salt Lake City, West Jordan City, and West Valley City. The primary purpose of the Center is to fund and operate a communications center which handles certain emergency communications and other services for the member communities, including 911 services, and police, fire and medical dispatching.
As an employee of the Center you will be asked to subscribe to, accept and incorporate the principles of leadership and the values which create our organizational culture. The Center encourages an environment which fosters open communications and innovation among its employees.
Join our team at VECC!
Are you looking for an opportunity to assist the public and first responders? Would you like to have a career that makes a difference in an environment where your talents and dedication will truly be valued?
Our Communications Officers often make urgent decisions affecting the life, health, and welfare of the public and public safety personnel. VECC’s Communications Officers receive calls for one or a combination of emergency situations that require police, fire, and medical services, and dispatch the appropriate personnel and equipment in response to the calls. Communications Officers are the critical link between callers and first responders.
To be considered for a Communications Officer position at VECC you must meet the following requirements
- You must be at least 18 years of age
- You must be a high school graduate or have received your GED
- You must submit a complete application which includes ten years work experience (if applicable)
- You must be able to type a minimum of 40 wpm net (Type test will be administered by VECC)
- You must possess clear oral communications skills
- You must demonstrate the ability to act and think clearly in emergency/pressure situations
- You must possess the ability to operate the necessary radio, telephone, and computer equipment
- Our center operates 24/7. You must be prepared to work day, swing and graveyard shifts, as well as holidays and weekends
- You must be able to pass a multitasking test with a score of 75% (Criticall test will be administered by VECC)
- You must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check. drug screen and hearing/vision tests
- Prior dispatch experience is preferred but not required
- Any relevant training, education and/or certifications are preferred but not required
- Medical, dental, vision insurance
- Company paid life insurance
- Wellness program
- 457 with 6.2% match in a 401
- Company paid participation in URS
Drug Free Workplace