Benefits Package

  • Health / Dental / Vision Insurance 
  • $200 Insurance credit toward dependent coverage
  • Life insurance
  • 50% Credit for supplement insurance
  • LAGERS Retirement L-12 program
  • Overtime
  • Paid Training
  • Unemployment Coverage
  • Workers Compensation
  • Licenses and Certifications
  • Rotating Shifts includes 3 day weekends off every other weekend
  • Time and one half pay for working Holidays
  • Vacation, with an annual increase after 10 years
  • Annual Longevity stipend after 5 years
  • Monthly Chiropractic Visits or 30 minute massage

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Must type minimum of 35 words per minute
  • Must pass Standardized Dispatch test
  • Must pass background check
  • Must pass a drug screen

Dispatch Training is on-going

  • Every Probationary Telecommunicator goes through mandatory 704 hours of on the job training. They will also receive several National and International Certifications.
  • Dispatchers attend a one (1) week in-house Communications Training Academy, which consist of the basic background knowledge of 9-1-1 operations and focus on the first stage of the job, Fire and Medical Dispatching.  Additional training is provided as the Trainee progress through the program.
  • Barry County E9-1-1 Dispatchers are trained in house for Emergency Medical, Fire and Police Dispatching
  • Our fully-trained Emergency Dispatchers must complete 48 hours of CEU's every two years - we exceed those minimum training requirements.
  • Dispatchers are qualified to give life saving instructions to callers (CPR, baby delivery ect...)
  • Dispatchers must stay current on radio communications, criminal law, civil law, fire fighting procedures, incident command system and, a wide variety of other topics..
  • Dispatchers conduct monthly in-house training and on occasion attend training seminars at the state and national levels.
  • On Average the Barry County E9-1-1 Center handles 8036 calls per Month.

Welcome to Barry County
Emergency Services E9-1-1


Barry County E9-1-1 accepts applications year-round.  When a position becomes available, the Center will post an employment ad in at least one countywide publication and post on  .  Applications are available at the 911 Center and on our website.

General Responsibilities of the Barry County E9-1-1 Telecommunicators

  • Dispatching of 16 Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Assist with:  Division of Family Services, Barry County Court System, 39th Circuit Court Juvenile Office, State of Missouri Probation and Parole Office and Emergency Management.
  • Dispatching of 13 Fire Department
  • Dispatching of 13 First Responder Organizations
  • Answer 9-1-1 Call and non-emergency calls
  • Assist/Dispatch with Barry-Lawrence Ambulance and Mercy Ambulance
  • Broadcast watches/warning to local Law Enforcement & Fire Departments and activate storm sirens in the event of a tornado warning

Selection Process

Upon Meeting all qualifications, recruits will interviewed with a panel consisting of at least two members of the administrative staff, most often the Executive Director and the Operations Manager.

Post interview, potential candidates will be scheduled to sit in with dispatch and observe.  This session is critical to the Center as well as to the potential candidates, as some recruits realize the enormity to the task ahead of them and conclude that dispatching may not suit them.

After the dispatch session the Executive Director, with input from the Operations Manager and Team Leaders, will choose the best candidate (s) for the open position and an offer of employment will be made.

Come Join our Staff

If you are interested in a position, please complete an on-line application or call for further details.

The hiring process at Barry County E9-1-1 is a four (4) stage process.

1st Stage - Must pass a full criminal background check

2nd Stage - Online Exam and a Typing Test with a minimum of 35 words per minute

3th Stage - Oral Interview

4th Stage -Observation in Dispatch