Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office
Jackson, Missouri
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Communications Officer


The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for potential employment for the position of Communications Officer.


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be a U.S. citizen, be a resident of the State of Missouri, must not have any felony record or convictions of any crime involving moral turpitude.  Applicants will ideally have general computer knowledge, be able to deal well with the public professionally, and complete multiple tasks at the same time. The position requires shift work (including both days and nights), with rotating days on and off, including holidays. 


Communications Officer:   Primary duties include, but are not limited to, answering emergency (911) calls and non-emergency calls for service, logging calls and dispositions into our computer aided dispatch programs, dispatching by use of a radio law enforcement officers, fire departments, and medical first responders to calls for service, entering and maintaining warrants, orders of protection, and updating the sex offender registry.


Applicants will be required to participate in and successfully complete the hiring process. Applicants will be subject to a background investigation and will be subject to meeting the requirements of employment with Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office.


Communications Officer starting pay:  $12.85/hr plus $50/month Uniform Allowance


Benefits package will fall under the guidelines of benefits offered by Cape Girardeau County to include: paid Holidays, vacation, sick time, employee Health Insurance, retirement programs and uniform allowance.


Applications may be obtained from our website at, picked up at the Sheriff’s Office at 216 N. Missouri St., Jackson MO or may be mailed to you upon request. Only applications completed in its entirety will be considered.    


The Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to notify only those individuals selected for an interview as to the status of their application of employment.