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We are accepting applications for the position of Probationary Communications Officer.  In order to be considered for this position, you must apply online through Roanoke County Human Resources.

Do you have what it takes to Answer the Call?
Being a Roanoke County Communications Officer is more than a job or a career. It is a calling. During our 6-week screening process, you can learn how to become one of the talented and dedicated men and women who answer 911 calls and dispatch help. We currently have several Communications Officer positions available and we intend to fill these positions from a pool of qualified applicants. You could be one of them! By completing an application, you could be well on your way to answering the call.

Initial Screening
Punctuality is critical in our work environment. Please arrive early for an initial screening. Applicants that arrive after their scheduled time will not be admitted under any circumstances. Please review our Communications Officer prerequisites, disqualifiers, job responsibilities, benefits, and training opportunities prior to an initial screening. For interested applicants, the initial screening will be your opportunity to pass the basic typing, aptitude testing, and other job-related testing to see if you can qualify to join our team.

Secondary Screening
Applicants that successfully complete an initial screening will be invited to an interview for an open position.  Applicants must undergo an extensive background check and polygraph examination prior to a conditional offer to join our team.  During this process, you will tour our 911 Center, observe live 911 operations, and talk to current staff about a career as a 911 professional.

For further information, email our Chief of Emergency Communications or call (540) 777-8656.