If you are interested in becoming a dispatcher the entry level position in the Emergency Communications Center is an Emergency Services Dispatcher. This position can be obtained after taking a civil service exam and appearing on an eligible list. The Ulster County Personnel Office regularly schedules these exams. View the Ulster County Personnel Office's web site for upcoming exams.

The minimum qualifications required to take the Emergency Services Dispatcher exam are:

  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one (1) year of experience or it's part time/volunteer equivalent in the operation of two-way radios in police, fire or ambulance services or related work; OR
  2. Two (2) years of experience as described in 1 above; OR
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of 1 and 2 above.

Special Note: A background investigation will be performed on all candidates. If a candidate has been convicted of any crime (felony or misdemeanor), it does not represent an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered and evaluated on individual merits in relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position.