Aurora Accepting Applications for 911 Operator

The City of Aurora is accepting applications for the position telecommunications operator I, or 911 dispatcher, in the Aurora Police Department.

Job responsibilities include:

  • operating a two-way radio/telephone to dispatch emergency personnel
  • data entry
  • tallying calls
  • maintaining shift logs through a computer-aided dispatch system
  • operates the law enforcement agencies data systems (LEADS) and National Crime Information center (NCIC) terminals, TTD and TTY equipment
  • performs general clerical duties

Applicants must be able to complete licensing requirements, speak clearly, work in a stressful environment and multitask. Dispatchers will be required to work rotating shifts during training, and second or third shifts, including weekends and holidays.

Other requirements include typing 40 WPM, passing a job simulation, polygraph and psychological test, background investigation and meeting physical requirements. Passing the typing test is required before applicants can advance to the job simulation test.

The starting hourly rate is $23.75/hr. The position offers an excellent benefit package, including health, dental and life.

Applications are being taken through May 29. Office hours are 8 a,m, to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The typing and job simulation tests will be scheduled at the time of application.

Prospective candidates must apply in person at: City of Aurora, Human Resources, 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, 60507.

For more information about the job, visit the Aurora city website.


Orland Township’s Job Fair

Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place in the Orland Township Activity Center, located at 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park.

This year over 30 companies will be represented from 10 am to 1pm, including Hematogenix Laboratory Services, Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors, Weathertech, DeVry University, Aishling Home Care Companions, Housing Authority of Cook County, Marianos, Alternative School Network, Primerica Financial Services, United States Postal Service, UPS, Aunt Martha’s and more.

DeVry University will be providing a complimentary individualized resume review to participants. Participants must sign up early to avail of this service as there are a limited number of places available.

Business casual attire is required and participants should bring copies of updated resumes for distribution. For more information please visit the Orland Township website: