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911 Dispatcher

$ 20.91/hr. Tuesday – Saturday, 4pm-Midnight

*includes .50 differential for hours 4pm-8am

The City of Spencer full-time 911 Dispatcher acts as a communication point for emergency and non-emergency calls. You will receive requests, transmit messages and track vehicles. The ideal candidate must be able to operate efficiently in a high-stress environment while prioritizing multiple duties at once, be an excellent communicator and able to remain calm and composed, especially in emergency situations. This position is an emergency-responder role, and has a residency requirement to live within Clay County, or within 25 miles of Spencer, Iowa.

*Must have flexibility to train on other shifts for the first 16 weeks*


  • Receive emergency and non-emergency calls and record significant information
  • Address problems and requests by transmitting information or providing solutions
  • Receive and dispatch orders for products or deliveries
  • Prioritize calls according to urgency and importance
  • Use radio, phone or computer to send crews, vehicles or other field units to appropriate locations
  • Monitor the route and status of field units to coordinate and prioritize their schedule
  • Provide field units with information about orders, traffic, obstacles and requirements
  • Enter data in computer system and maintain logs and records of calls, activities and other information

Skills Required

  • Proven experience as dispatcher or relevant position preferred, but will train the right candidate
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Ability to identify & give navigational directions (East/West/North/South)
  • Knowledge of the geography of the City, County and State
  • Outstanding organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Active listener with excellent communication skills with clear speaking voice
  • Sound judgement and critical thinking
  • Ability to attend & graduate State required 40-hour telecommunicator school (company-paid)
  • Must have or be able to attain Emergency Medical Dispatch and IOWA/NCIC certification (company-paid)
  • Knowledge of or ability to train in the use of the police radio, teletype & computer
  • Proficient typing skills & basic knowledge of or ability to learn 10-code, military time & phonetic alphabet
  • Possess calm, relaxed demeanor and non-combative attitude
  • Experience with working with the general public
  • Mentally and physically able to handle stress of position
  • Reliable transportation to get to and from work with a good work attendance record
  • Reside within a 30 minute drive of Spencer, Iowa

Full State Benefit Package!

  • Medical: 2 Low Deductible Plans to choose from, 100% paid for employee
  • Dental, Vision & Life, Flexible Spending Account, Healthy Life Program
  • Sick & Vacation accrual; 4 days personal leave per fiscal year and 7 paid holidays
  • IPERS Pension Retirement Plan & 457 Deferred compensation plan

EOE. Collective bargaining position. Open until filled.

Application Form


SEASONAL Landfill Grounds Maintenance

Graettinger Landfill


30-35 hours/week thru mid-October/November (depending on weather)

Landfill location: 3032 420th Ave., Graettinger.

Typical schedule is Monday-Friday 8am-4pm or 8am-3pm (flexible).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Pick up litter at landfill
  • Mowing & yard maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to operate lawn maintenance equipment (i.e. mower)
  • Push, pull, bend, twist & lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must pass drug & criminal background screening prior to employment

Work Environment

Work is performed outside during the summer/fall seasons and includes being exposed to extreme weather conditions, noise, vibration and mechanical hazards.

Application Form


SEASONAL Parks Tech 


The City of Spencer is accepting applications for ONE Seasonal Parks & Recreational Technician:

Full-Time Seasonal, thru mid-October/November (varies depending on weather)

$15.00/hr. Monday-Friday, 6/6:30am-3/3:30pm (due to heat)

Occasional weekend hours available for event prep.

Primary Duties Include:

  • Care and maintenance of city parks, trails, sports fields, campground, aquatic center and cemeteries
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be reliable & have the ability to work with limited supervision
  • Must be able to provide excellent customer service
  • Must participate in safety training
  • Must be 18 years old to apply & pass a drug screen prior to employment
  • Current driver’s license with good record preferred (may drive vehicle)

Application Form


Volunteer Firefighter, per diem

Call Chief Conyn, 712-580-7240,

or complete an Application Form


All successful candidates will be required to pass drug screening prior to employment. EOE.
Positions open until filled unless otherwise noted above.

State Benefit Package (Full-time, Regular Employees only)

  • Medical: 2 Low Deductible Plans to choose from, FREE for employee coverage
  • Dental, Vision & Life, Flexible Spending Account, Healthy Life Program
  • Vacation accrual, 4 Personal days, 7 paid holidays, 1 day/month sick leave accrual
  • IPERS Pension Retirement Plan & 457 Deferred compensation plan

Questions? Contact Jessica Wright, Human Resource Director,

712-580-7200 ext. 230 or

*Due to the volume of applications we receive, we do not respond to calls checking back on applications. If you experience difficulty please email to the address above with details. Thank you!


The City of Spencer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The City of Spencer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

To Apply for any position:

Application Form

101 W 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301