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Tasmanian Government

Radio Dispatch Operator - Fixed-term and Casual Employment Register

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Operations Support

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Tasmanian State Service Award - Radio Dispatch Operator
Salary:$56,509.00 to $86,016.00 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Fixed-term, casual, Fixed-term, full-time, Fixed-term, part-time
Region: South

Please note that a fixed-term and casual employment register is not a vacancy and inclusion on the register does not guarantee any offer of employment will be made.

The Fixed-term and Casual Employment Register is designed to provide Radio Dispatch Services with a pool of experienced and skilled people who are able to undertake the duties of Radio Dispatch Operator (Band 3/4) work at short notice on a fixed-term or casual basis.

Applications are invited for fixed-term or casual employment for periods of up to 12 months.

Please note that the Register will not preclude other Radio Dispatch Operator positions being advertised if required. Current vacancies are available on the website.


Responsible for the receipt of calls and rapid and accurate dispatch of police resources in accordance with standard operational procedures.

SOD and Associated Documents

Download File Various - SoD - Radio Dispatch Operator.pdf

Download File Various - SoD - Radio Dispatch Operator.docx

Download File Short Form Application Guidelines for Applicants Final.DOCX

Download File Short Form Application Guidelines for Applicants Final.pdf

Selection Criteria

  1. Well-developed radio/telephone communication experience, preferably gained within a time-critical emergency services or a similar environment.
  2. Ability to make rapid decisions in a crisis situation exercising sound judgement and discretion.
  3. Ability to operate in a team environment that is subject to work flow pressures and stressful situations.
  4. Acceptable keyboard/computer skills with the ability to determine work priorities in accordance with operational procedures.
  5. Able to quickly acquire knowledge of police operations and services provided as well as Tasmanian geography/demography.
  6. A thorough understanding of confidentiality obligations.

Essential Requirements

COVID-19 vaccination

As a result of a risk assessment process, the Head of Agency gave consideration to where vaccination is a necessary control to protect the health and safety of workers and the community and therefore it has been determined that prior to appointment to these duties a person is to provide evidence that they are vaccinated against the disease known as COVID-19. Please refer to the Statement of Duties for further information.

Training Requirements 

Prior to any engagement as a casual Radio Dispatch Operator you are required to complete the Radio Dispatch Operator training, which comprises two phases.

The first phase is a four week training period where you will perform day duty.  During this time you will be paid at the rate of $36.96 per hour (which includes a 25% casual loading) in accordance with the Tasmanian State Service Award, Appendix 17 - Radio Dispatch Operators, Level 1 (B1-R2-4).

Phase one is training and assessment in a class room environment. In order to successfully complete the first phase you need to demonstrate operational competency in all of the criteria assessed.  Prior to the end of this phase of training, a suitability assessment will be conducted by the Officer-in-Charge and you are required to successfully complete this phase, before proceeding to phase two.

The second phase involves on-the-job training in the work environment where you need to demonstrate operational competency in all of the criteria assessed.

Upon successful completion of the training program you may be included on the casual register.

How to Apply

Applications must include a 1-2 page statement of claims against the selection criteria (see above), and outline why you are interested in this role.

Online applications will only be accepted, please click the blue Apply now button to apply. You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to attach your resume and a 1-2 page statement of claims against the selection criteria.  Please note attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you experience any technical difficulties please contact (03) 6173 2074.

Further Information

For further information on this register, please contact Divisional Sergeant RDS on 03 6173 2880, or via email on

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.