Dispatch Trainee Starting Salary:  $2594.62/month

                                            Application and typing test closing date:  February 12, 2019

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Riley County Police Department. Below you will find more information on how to apply as well as the job application and description. 


Please complete the application found at the bottom of this announcement and email it to:  dbarfuss@rileycountypolice.org be sure to include:  "Application" in the subject line.  You may also return it, by mail, or in person, to the Riley County Police Department, 1001 S. Seth Child Road, Manhattan, Kansas  66502. 

There is a typing test requirement for this position. Please contact your local Workforce Center/State Employment Agency to schedule the typing test prior to the application and typing test deadline. The typing test must indicate an ability to type at least 40 wpm, net. In Manhattan, the Workforce Center is located at 205 S. 4th Street and the phone number is 785-539-5691.

Prior to completing an application, please review the list of Automatic Disqualifiers:

Automatic Disqualifiers: Applicants should consider any of the following an automatic disqualifier for employment with the Department. It should be noted a diversion is considered the same as a conviction. A disqualifying event discovered at any time in the application process will result in immediate rejection of the application. 

    1. Automatic disqualifiers for all job positions:

      1. A conviction or expungement of a felony defined by Kansas law or its equivalent at any time in the applicant’s past.

      2. A conviction of any crime involving the threat of or actual sexual assault or abuse at any time in the applicant’s past.

      3. A conviction of any crime of physical violence against a child or sexual abuse against a child when committed as an adult.

      4. A conviction of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI) two years immediately preceding the application date.

      5. Possession or use of marijuana for any purpose at any time during the two years preceding the application date.

      6. Possession or use of any illegal or controlled substance other than marijuana at any time during the 5 year period preceding the application date.

      7. A Dishonorable or Bad Conduct Discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

    2. Additional automatic disqualifiers for police officer job positions:

      1. Conviction of a crime of domestic violence as defined in the United States Code, 18 USC922(g)(9), that would disqualify the applicant from possessing a firearm.

      2. Being the subject of an order of protection that would disqualify the applicant from possessing a firearm under the provisions of United States Code, USC922(g)(8).

      3. Conviction of any misdemeanor crime during the two years immediately preceding the application date.

    3. Potential Disqualifiers: The following situations may be cause for rejection of an applicant.

      1. A conviction of a crime of violence committed by the applicant while a juvenile.

      2. A conviction of a crime involving deceit, untruthfulness or dishonesty committed by the applicant while an adult.

*  If you have any questions regarding any step in the hiring process and/or the automatic disqualifiers, please email Dawn Barfuss at:  dbarfuss@rileycountypolice.org

The tentative time line for the current Dispatcher hiring process:

Deadline to submit an application and typing test:  Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (This will be emailed after your application is received.):  midnight on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Dispatcher Written Exam: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6 pm.

Dispatcher Group Exercise Interview (Interviews will be scheduled with top candidates from the Written Exam):  You must be available for two hours:  February 18, 2019 (8 am to 10 am) OR (3 pm to 5 pm)

Dispatcher Individual Board Interview (You must be available for an additional hour): February 18th between 8 am and 5 pm OR February 19th between 8 am and 5 pm.

CVSA:  To be scheduled for the week of Feb. 25th

Background Investigations:  February 25th to March 15th.

Division Commander Interview:  Tentatively March 19, 2019.

Psychological Evaluation:  To be scheduled after the Division Commander Interview

Job-Related Medical Testing:  To be scheduled

Tentative Hire date: April 7, 2019

Job Description - Dispatcher

Job Application - WORD

Job Application - PDF