Buncombe County Employment

Job TitleSheriff's Dispatcher I (Telecommunicator)
AgencySheriffs Department
Salary Range$15.03 Per Hour
Job LocationSheriff's Department
Closing Date8/5/2015
Job Details

General Statement of Duties
Uses a computer-aided dispatch system, receives 911 emergency calls from the public requesting law enforcement assistance. Determine the nature and location of the emergency, determine priorities and dispatch officers. Maintain contact with all units on assignment; maintain status and location of all units. Answer non emergency calls for assistance. Enter, update and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems. Monitor several complex public safety radio frequencies. Operate a variety of communications equipment, including radio consoles, telephones and computer systems. (# 3863) 

Special Requirements
Must be 21 years of age or older. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong oral communication skills. Basic computer skills. Requirement of at least 35 wpm typing skills. Ability to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays. Ability to multi task. Ability to handle stress in emergency situations. 

Minimum Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED.  

Additional Information
Part-time position, 28 hours per week. 

ATTENTION LIFEGUARDS: Buncombe County pools are now under the management of Swim Club Management.  Applicants interested in working at the pools should apply on their website at lifeguardasheville.com, or contact Sarah McKenzie at (828) 348-4770.

How can I apply for County Employment?

Applications are accepted for posted position vacancies only. Please apply online. Paper applications are not accepted.

The full application package contains the Buncombe County application for employment, work history continuation sheet, Buncombe County authorization for release of personal and confidential information and the Buncombe County drug screening through urinalysis applicant consent form.

A college transcript must accompany applications for Social Worker positions. Please attach a copy or have your college send one to:

Buncombe County Human Resources
200 College Street, Suite 403
Asheville, NC 28801

Should you require special assistance to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 828-250-4166.


  • Resumes are not accepted in place of applications and will not be accepted via e-mail. A resume may accompany a completed application for a posted vacancy.
  • Drug screen consent & personal information release documents are required with all applications.
  • To apply for more than one position, you must submit a separate application for each position.
  • Be sure to indicate on the application the specific position for which you are applying.