Dispatch Employment Information

If you are seeking a career that is both challenging and rewarding, or if you're looking to continue your career in Public Safety Communications with an industry leader, explore job opportunities at Weld County Regional Communications Center!

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Reasons to Join Weld Regional Communications Center

  1. Challenging and meaningful work that allows you to serve the community and citizens of Weld County.
  2. Weld County Regional Communications Center is an Accredited Center of Excellence through the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) and has received several other industry related awards, such as being named Dispatch Center of the Year for 2020 by NICE.
  3. The Communications Center is housed in a state-of-the-art facility with access to the newest industry software and equipment.
  4. Weld County Regional Communications Center is a leader in Public Safety Communications, taking an active role in industry related organizations, such as National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).
  5. Competitive wages and benefits.
  6. Weld County Regional Communications Center supports career development and advancement.
  7. Communications Specialists at Weld County Regional Communications Center are provided the Public Safety Telecommunicator certification (PST) through the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) certification through the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED).  Employees also have the opportunity to earn other industry related certifications, such as Communications Training Officer (CTO) and Emergency Dispatch Quality Improvement Specialist (EMD-Q).
  8. Weld County Regional Communications Center places a high priority on training.  The dedicated, award winning, in-house Training Department provides comprehensive new hire training, in addition to providing numerous hours of continuing education training each year.
  9. Weld County Regional Communications Center cares about their employees and promotes self-care by offering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), having an in-house Peer Support Team and having an Employee Appreciation Committee.

Hiring Process

During active hiring cycles, visit the Weld County Employment Opportunities page to view job postings and submit an online application.  A preliminary file review is conducted on all applications received and applications meeting the minimum qualifications will be moved on to the next steps of the hiring process.

  • CritiCall Testing: CritiCall is an online, simulation based test that assesses skills that are necessary in the Communications Specialist and Communications Call-Taking positions.  The CritiCall test is pass/fail.  A passing test is required to move forward in the hiring process.
  • Interview
  • Background screening
  • Polygraph Test
  • Part one of the psychological test
  • Interview with the Weld County Regional Communications Center Executive Team and conditional job offers
  • Drug test
  • Part two of the psychological test

On average the hiring process takes ten weeks to complete. 

New Hire Training

The dedicated Training Department at Weld County Regional Communications Center hosts a complete and comprehensive training academy, which prepares new employees for a position in the Communications Center.  The training curriculum is provided through classroom instruction, utilizing training databases that simulate the systems and software used in the Communications Center, and on the job training.  All required certifications are provided during initial training.