Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins

Dispatcher Notice of exam - Dispatcher 2021






ELIGIBLE: Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age as of hire date.  All applicants must have a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof.


APPLICATION: Qualified applicants must register for the examination by completing and submitting an application. Dispatcher Application is available online at www.portsmouthoh.org under the Applications Tab. Applications must be typed or printed in ink. Completed applications must be submitted by one of two ways:


 1) FAX 740-353-0136

 2) Email – [email protected]  


Beginning at 7:00 A.M February 17, 2021 and Ending at 4:00 P.M. March 3, 2021.



Applications must be typed or printed in ink.


EXAMINATION: The examination will be conducted on March 10, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. at the Scioto County Welcome Center, 342 Second St. Portsmouth, Ohio. All applicants MUST report to the testing site before 4:45 P.M. Photo ID required. Social distancing will be practiced.MASK REQUIRED.


VETERANS CREDIT: Veterans of the Armed Services of the United States who are residents of the State of Ohio who qualify and receive a passing grade on the examination will receive an additional twenty per cent (20%) on the examination pursuant to state law and local Civil Service Rules.A complete copy of ALL Form DD-214 MUST be attached to the application for the examination. FAILURE TO ATTACH SUCH PROOF OF HONORABLE DISCHARGE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR VETERAN’S CREDIT.  PROOF OF DISCHARGE MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS.


WAGES: This position is in the F.O.P./OLC Union bargaining unit. Starting pay for this position is $14.64 during probation and increases to $15.96 at the end of the probationary period. Probationary period is 120 days for full-time and 960 hours for part-time. Upon completion of 1 year the pay is $16.86, upon completion of 2 years the pay is $17.73 and increases to $19.52 after 3 years of employment. The City of Portsmouth offers an excellent benefit package. Part-time positions with experience will be considered first for full-time positions. The City is currently in contract negotiations with this union and wage increases are anticipated.The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the written portion of the examination.  Those who pass the written entrance exam and are offered employment must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.


Posted:  February 17, 2021