Regular Part-Time (1) and Full-Time (1) Dispatcher/Jailer

Murray County is accepting applications for a regular part-time and a full-time Dispatcher/Jailer.

The position is open until filled. First review of applications will be January 23, 2020.

Duties include: This purpose of this position is to answer 911 calls and dispatch responding units (Law, Fire, EMS and First Responders) with accurate and timely information via the paging system and ARMER radio. This position exercises independent judgement in transmitting law enforcement information and responding to inquiries, complaints, and requests for emergency and non-emergency calls for service. This position assumes responsibility of prisoners brought into Murray County holding cells and records all actions taken by prisoner and arresting order.

Qualifications: Minimum of a High School diploma/GED and valid Minnesota Driver’s License.

Desired Qualifications: One year of experience in 911 center and bi-lingual skills in English and Spanish.


  • Ability to analyze emergency calls and respond calmly, quickly, and accurately
  • Ability to use a dispatch radio to communicated effectively, presenting information clearly and accurately
  • Ability read, write, and speak English
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions
  • Ability to ask specific questions to get results
  • Must be able to make decisions quickly and meet deadlines

Salary: $20.96 – $27.25 per hour

General Application Process

Notice to all applicants: ALL employment applications must be submitted using the Murray County Application available on this page. Resumes may be attached to that application, but resumes will ONLY be accepted if accompanied by the Murray County Employment Application. Please be sure to print your completed application, and sign and date it BEFORE submitting.

To apply for any open position with Murray County, please follow these steps.

  • Download the Murray County Employment Application specific to the job you are applying for
  • Print the Application
  • Submit your application by email, mail or walk-in.

Phone:  507-836-1149

By Email:

By Mail:
Murray County Administrative Office
PO Box 57
Slayton, MN 56172

Murray County Administrative Office
2848 Broadway Avenue (Courts Building)
Slayton, MN 56172

Fax: 507-836-6155

Application Notes

Murray County Employment Applications are accepted for Open Positions ONLY.  Please check our position listings for the latest updates to our open positions.

Murray County is an Equal Opportunity Employer