911 Dispatcher Oral Interview – Finished!

Well, my stress level has returned to normal.  My oral interview for the position of 911 dispatcher at a local communication center is completed.

I had my interview this morning, and I feel like I did pretty well.  I don’t want to jinx anything, but I am feeling good about it.

Hoping my interview went well
Please, please, please, …

I was able to answer all their questions; they didn’t catch me off guard too much.  I had my answers for most questions ready.  There were several questions about past employment; what kind of work environment did I do best in, what did I feel were the most important qualities of a dispatcher, what qualities did I feel I could bring to the job, etc.

Some questions were “scenario” questions; how would you react in this situation?  “You have call A, call B, and call C come in at the same time; which call do you dispatch first and why?”  Questions about how I would react in certain situations involving co-workers, etc.

After the interview with the Director of Personnel and one of the dispatch trainers, I met with their background investigator.  Here I was asked to fill out a questionnaire much like those used for the police applicants; lots of questions about prior drug use, alcohol use, criminal behavior, ethics questions, etc.  After looking over my answers, he said to me “You know, you are pretty boring.”

THANK YOU?!?!?  😉

I guess he won’t have much to work with.  Although, I guess the real investigating is yet to come.  I have a packet of personal history I need to fill out and return to them – complete with information about references, family background, military service, employment history, residences, financial and legal history.  They are very thorough!

I will let you know how things are going, and when I know something more.  Thanks for those of you who are sending good wishes and prayers my way.  They helped today!  🙂

10 thoughts on “911 Dispatcher Oral Interview – Finished!

  1. Boring??? He’s allowed to say that? I guess it could be taken as a compliment, like he meant uncomplicated. I sure hope so. And I hope you get this job! Found you on Tidbits Of Experience Blog hop. If you are interested in participating in another one, I’m hosting a Sunday, Share Your Story on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/outoneear. If you have a story–can be new or old–then go to my FB page and post it in the comments. I’d love to have you. In the meantime, good luck on the job. Keep us posted. I’ll be the one with my fingers and toes crossed.

    warm regards,
    Linda Atwell – Out One Ear

    1. Thanks so much for your support and your best wishes. He did mean it as a compliment and that I was on complicated. So its all good.
      I will definitely check out your Facebook page. Thanks again for stopping by and for your nice comments.

  2. Wishing you tons of good luck and I’m happy to toss my name in the prayer hat too!! I’ll send a little one up right now. 🙂

    Thanks for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

    1. Thank you, Rosie! I feel so blessed to have found so many new friends in other mom bloggers throughout the country, and have them praying for my success. I am glad that I found you and Super Sunday Sync. Have a great Sunday! 🙂

  3. Best of luck to you. I have my fingers and toes crossed for you. Definitely let us know when you hear.

    Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Mommy Monday Blog Hop! Love your posts.

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