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Application Steps and Hiring Process - Communication Technician (911-Dispatcher)

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants are subject to a background investigation which includes: review of criminal records, driving records, credit report, employment verifications, personal references, panel interview along with Computer Voice Stress Analysis.

Applicants are reminded that providing false information and non-disclosure of information requested at any point in the process is grounds for removal from the hiring process.


Application Steps for Communication Technician (911-Dispatcher):

Step 1:

  • Complete the employment application in its entirety, click here
  • Take the Emergency Communication Pre-Employment test 

Step 2:

  • You will be sent a personal history questionnaire and background release forms to fill out; please fill it out in its entirety and send back to the Human Resource Department. Applicants will have an initial background screening.

Step 3:

  • Applicants passing the initial background screening will be scheduled to interview with Human Resources personnel and the chain-of-command to address suitability for the position.

Step 4:

  • A full background investigation is conducted along with a Computer Voice Stress Analysis to verify history and information provided.
  • Photographs and fingerprints are taken.
  • A job shadow in our Communication Center with one of our experienced Communication Technicians (911-Dispatchers).

Step 5:

  • Applicants receiving conditional offers must submit to and pass a drug screening. After passing this step, a final employment offer may be extended.
  • The Communication Technician probationary period is one (1) year. 

To Contact Recruitment for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, see below:

Telephone Number: (614) 525-4955

Fax Number: (614) 525-4638

Email Address: 
[email protected]

To Contact Human Resources for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, see below:

Telephone Number: (614) 525-3397

Fax Number: (614) 525-3560

Email Address: 
[email protected]



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