Logan County Sheriff's Office - Communications Officer

Job Overview

Department Logan County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleCommunications Officer
Salary$21.05 - $22.65 per hour based on experience
Location Bellefontaine, OH
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Logan County Sheriff's Office, OH




Starting at $21.05 - $22.65 depending on experience - LATERAL ENTRY


Minimum Acceptable Characteristics

  • Must have High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must be able to work ANY shift as they will be trained on all 3 and then will be at the bottom of the seniority order for shift bidding.
  • Applicants must be able to work Holidays, weekends, 80 hrs/pay period with regular and on time attendance (Overtime is possible).
  • Must have good general and crisis communication skills including being a good listener, having clear audible speech and having good phone edict. 
  • Must have or obtain LEADS and NCIC certification by the end of probation.
  • Must have or obtain Medical Dispatch training within 1 year of date of hire.
  • Must have general knowledge of the operations of the Sheriff's Office.
  • Must have typing certification from a reputable testing center with a minimum of 35 WPM and 90% accuracy. 


Job Duties in Order of Importance:

60% Receive and disseminate emergent and non emergent information and requests for service to the proper personnel and agencies, including but not limited to: Police, Fire and EMS communications/
30% Proper operation of telecommunications equipment within the Communications Center, including radio, telephone, 911 equipment, recording devices and computer terminals.
Support service functions to include but not limited to: recoding Dictaphone tapes, entering stolen items in in-house and LEADS Computer Systems and general duties associated with the communications function of the Logan County Sheriff's Office.
Perform all other duties as assigned. 


4 Personal Days – expire quarterly – available after 30 days of employment

Paid Vacation 2-5 weeks per year depending on service time.  Vacation does not expire and can roll over for up to 3 years. Available after one year of employment.

Begin earning paid sick time immediately, 3 weeks per year.

11 Paid Holidays

Sick Leave Bonus: $100 each calendar ½ year

Longevity Pay

Gym Membership

Meal Breaks – paid and meal provided if served during your shift.

$10,000 Life Insurance policy, premiums paid in full by the county

County Health Insurance

Supplemental Insurance

VSP Vision Delta Dental

OPERS Retirement

Deferred Comp - Available as a supplemental retirement plan

EAP (Employee Assistance Plan)


Application fee will be refunded at the first interview with submission of your receipt.

Please direct questions regarding this position to sheriff@co.logan.oh.us

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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