Public Safety Telecommunicator – Town of West Yellowstone, MT

The Town of West Yellowstone is seeking applications to fill the position of a full-time Public Safety Telecommunicator (911 Dispatcher). Applicants must be 18 years of age, be willing to work all assigned shifts and be able to type at least 35 words-per-minute. This position entails a 40-hour workweek that may include regular night, evening, weekend and holiday shifts and may be subject to call out and overtime. This position performs dispatch duties under general supervision of the Head Dispatcher and Police Chief.

Wage: $ 17.41 (DOE) + $1.00 per hour after successful completion of the first six months of the one-year probation.
Benefits include: vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, contributory health, dental and vision insurance and membership in Montana Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)

For application form, detailed position description and qualifications, please visit or contact West Yellowstone Town Hall, 440 Yellowstone Ave/Box 1570 West Yellowstone, MT 59758 (406)-646-7795. Complete application materials are available online at

All applications must be submitted to the West Yellowstone Town Hall. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications that are incomplete or unsigned will not be considered in the selection process. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Town is an EEO/ADA employer. The Town Council has enacted a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy. This policy includes pre-employment, random and for cause drug and alcohol testing. A copy of this policy is available for review at the Town Office.

Application process requires typing and ten-key testing. Testing can be done at West Yellowstone Social Services or any Montana Job Service office. Calling prior to visiting the Social Services Office is recommended, please call (406) 646-7311 to set up an appointment.

All applicants are encouraged to read the full position description for other responsibilities and essential functions. This is a regular, full-time position. Selected applicant must successfully complete a one-year probationary period. This position is contingent upon annual budgetary consideration by the Town Council.

For those not selected, applications may be retained for up to one year for consideration of future openings.

Application procedure
Please provide the following:
1. A cover letter addressing qualifications for the position
2. A completed and signed Town of West Yellowstone Application (
3. A current resume
4. Typing test certification from Social Services (or other approved location)
5. Signed Information Release Form

Submit to:
West Yellowstone Town Hall
440 Yellowstone Avenue
PO Box 1570
West Yellowstone MT 59758
(406) 646-7795