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Emergency Services Dispatcher-Transfer or Reinstatement Eligible

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY AN EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPATCHER, YOU MAY NOT APPLY FOR THIS LATERAL TRANSFER POSTING. Vacancies are anticipated in the title of Emergency Services Dispatcher that may be filled on a transfer basis. You may apply for this position only if you are currently permanent as an Emergency Services Dispatcher in New York State and have passed your probationary period. 

Along with this application, you must upload three items.

1) Civil Service Exam Announcement from the test that you took (if not available, most recent announcement for the title.)

2) Current Civil Service Job Description

3) Civil Service Roster Record

(all items can be obtained from your civil service office)

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.



(1) Must successfully pass a post offer of employment (in accordance with the ADA) psychological evaluation, as well as a medical evaluation that will cover, but not be limited to, such areas as: vision, hearing, speech, and physical ability to sit for long periods of time.  The employee is required to maintain the physical and mental ability to perform the essential functions of the job (either with or without reasonable accommodations) for the duration of employment.

(2) An applicant must be eligible for all NYSPIN certifications (pass a criminal background check) at the time of application and, if hired, must maintain such eligibility for the duration of employment.

(3) Applicants must possess Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification within one year of appointment, as provided by the DOER and maintain such certification for the duration of employment. 

(4) An applicant must successfully complete all mandatory in-service training as required and provided by DOER.

(5) New hires and re-hires must pass a drug test.