Tulsa County In Need Of Dispatch Workers

Thursday, January 20th 2022, 4:13 am

TULSA, Oklahoma -

City of Tulsa Dispatch is trying to fill some important positions. Leaders say the emergencies haven’t slowed down, but their applications have.

Currently, City of Tulsa Dispatch officials say they only have about 65 dispatchers, but to be at a full staff they need at least 100 people. This is causing a strain on their current employees.

Supervisor Belinda McGee says having a shortage of people willing to do such a high stress job is nothing new, but it has escalated with the pandemic. She says current employees are working overtime to keep the 24/7 shifts filled.

McGee says dispatch is offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus for those who are hired on and then an extra $1,000 bonus after about three months of work to help bring people into the life-saving job.

“They’re having to work extra, working a lot of overtime, and sometimes they just need a break,” McGee said. “They need to be able to come to work and know that they’re going to be able to leave because we have enough staff to actually man the center.”

Leaders are especially interested in people who are bilingual so they can serve even more Tulsans in need. There is an additional bonus given to bilingual speakers.

If you would like to apply, you can do so at thecityoftulsa.jobs.com. Type in the keyword of “911” to narrow down your search.