Communications Officer

Qualified applicants will be assigned to receive and prioritize and dispatch emergency and non-

emergency Fire, Law Enforcement, and medical calls for service.

No experience is necessary.  

Salary and Benefits
Starting salary of $29,244.80 to $29, 827.20 dependent on education

 (in approved field of study), military and job experience.

In addition to starting salary range, communication officers are guaranteed

8 hours overtime(time and a half) a pay period, when working regular scheduled hours.

(208 hours yearly)

Medical/Dental Insurance

$5,700 - $21,400 paid by the county toward the cost of insurance yearly

Long-term Disability Insurance provided at no cost

Employee Contribution Retirement Plan with the county matching up to 4% 

11 paid holidays each year

80 – 159 hours of paid vacation a year dependent on years of service

48 hours a year of paid sick leave  

144 hours paid military leave a year

Job related training opportunities 

Uniforms and equipment provided by the sheriff’s office

24-hour daily employee access to fully equipped sheriff’s office fitness center

Employee cafeteria


Applicant will have access to, and work with, safety sensitive and  lawfully protected information. This

position requires the applicant  be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED;

possess a valid Driver’s License; stable employment history; honorable military discharge; no felony

convictions or pattern of misdemeanor convictions, including traffic violations. In addition, applicants

must pass a listening skills test and provide acceptable or passing test scores from one of the following



  Applicant must  also clear a background investigation, which includes polygraph and psychological;

interview; and drug screen. 

Applications are accepted at the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office or online.


If you have any questions please contact


April Findley (Ext. 6060)

Bartow County is an equal opportunity employer. Bartow County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the employment or the provision of services.

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