Town Government

Employment Opportunities

Current Openings:

Southcom is accepting applications for 911 Dispatcher - Job Description of a 911 Dispatcher include the following: 

Must be organized, adept at multi-tasking, level-headed, and trustworthy. Their work within emergency response services often places them in the middle of life or death situations, so requirements and training for these positions are often stringent, rigorous and unwavering.

911 dispatchers must respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance and information. They must provide dispatch and communication support services for police, fire, emergency, and related services.Operate a multi-line telephone console system, alerting system, and TDD system for the deaf and hearing-impaired.Determine and assign the level of priority of the call and enter the data into a computer-aided dispatch system for radio dispatch purposes. Perform emergency medical dispatch and crisis intervention services. Ask vital questions and provide pre-arrival instructions for emergency medical calls.

Monitor and operate a radio console and computer equipment. Receive and respond to a variety of emergency and non-emergency services and complaints. Ask questions to interpret, analyze and anticipate the caller’s situation as to resolve problems, provide information, dispatch emergency services, or refer callers to other agencies. Enters and modifies information into local, state and national computer databases. Monitor and respond to a variety of technical systems and alarms.

Telecommunications: Candidates must have knowledge of telecommunications systems, which may include transmission, broadcasting, and switching systems, and computerized databases, including teletype operations and procedures. Further, they must understand basic dispatch codes, as well as standard abbreviations and industry terminology commonly used by emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies.

Geography: Candidates must understand jurisdictional boundaries, as well as thoroughfares, landmarks, public buildings and waterways within the jurisdiction.

Required Skills
Required skills in a 911 dispatcher job description usually refer to both acquired skills and individual traits. It is therefore common to find the following required skills for 911 dispatchers: The ability to develop and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with fellow employees, representatives from other departments, and supervisors. The ability to use logic and reasoning to reach conclusions and approaches to problems. The ability to use judgment and decision-making skills to evaluate situations, establish priorities, and resolve matters. The ability to think quickly, the ability to work under stressful situations. The ability actively listens and communicate effectively through clear speech and hearing. The ability to follow instructions and the ability to establish priorities a pass on information as needed.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and they must possess a high school diploma or GED. Many agencies require dispatchers to possess a valid driver’s license and to not have any felony convictions. Candidates for these positions must also expect to undergo a background investigation that meets all local, state and federal requirements, drug screen, and physical examination, which may include both a hearing test.

Interested Applicants can apply at at the Schererville Police Department. 

Census Bureau:

The Census Bureau is hiring for the 2020 Census and asked that we share this information in the community. 
They are looking for temporary workers in 2019 during a nine month period for three to seven weeks. Minimum pay is $14 per hour for census taker positions. 

You can apply on their website here:

They also have openings for the 2020 Census for managerial type positions which can be looked up here:

For additional information/questions, call their jobs line: 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020). 

Schererville Police Dept.:

Alternate Crossing Guard

Class Title: School Crossing Guard

Department: Police Department

Division: Public Safety

General Purpose:

Oversees the safety of children crossing public roadways and intersections during arrival and dismissal of children from school during the school year. Required Availability for this position is on an "as-needed basis" when the regular crossing guards call off or are not available.

Supervision Received:

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Crime Enforcement Reduction Unit Supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Controls traffic while children cross roadways and intersections.

Watches for suspicious vehicles or persons in the area, taking note of the description of the persons and/or vehicles, including plate number.

Notifies police of any vehicles observed driving recklessly in the area.

Peripheral Duties:

Helps children and attends to their needs, as is practical, on the way to and from school.

Prepares children to be responsible traffic citizens and to become sufficiently independent as a pedestrian to cope with normal traffic situations.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Verbal and interpersonal skills to communicate with children, officials and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hand and arms.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.

Selection Guidelines:

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employee agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.