Career Opportunities at SECC


Applications for Public Safety Dispatcher and Warrant Clerk are under review. Applicants that are selected for testing will be notified with further information. 

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What it takes to be SECC

We Want You

Scott Emergency Communications Center is a unique consolidated dispatch center in Scott County, Iowa. We strive to provide the best service and ensure the safety of our responders. 

We look for strong dedicated individuals who work as a team with excellent communication skills, have the ability to multi-task, gather, process, and disseminate information from a variety of sources quickly and accurately, and the ability to make split-second decisions in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

We are the first, first responders. The eyes and ears to every situation we encounter, with a calm reassuring voice at the end of the line that help is on the way!

Do you have what it takes to join our team?

Job Descriptions

Our Hiring Process

Advertise/Accept Applications
On-line applications ONLY (via NeoGov)
Initial Application Screening
Human Resources - reviews/screens applications then refers screened applications to SECC.
SECC Application Screening
SECC reviews/screens applications and refers screened applications to HR for next step.
Testing Invitations
Screened applicants receive invitations to schedule testing.
Applicant Testing
Applicants invited to complete testing will be given the opportunity to test online or in person at SECC.
      A. CritiCall Testing
          Part 1
Decision-making and keyboarding skills.
      B. CritiCall Testing
          Part 2
Data-entry, multi-tasking, call summarization, cross-referencing, memory recall, prioritization, basic math, probability, map reading, spelling, and reading comprehension.
  Interview Invitations 
  Candidates (referred from previous step) are invited to schedule an interview.
Candidates have initial interview
(Candidates are scored and placed on an Eligibility List - 
The list is valid for 1 year)
  Background Check 
  HR performs employer and personal reference checks on eligible candidates.  SECC performs criminal history background check. 
  2nd Interview
Conditional Offer
  As training slots become available, candidates are brought in for a 2nd interview.  If favorable, the Conditional offer is made (Conditional of passing the Hearing/Drug screening tests) 
  Hearing/Drug Screening Tests (Post-Offer) 
   Hearing is an essential job requirement.
  Estimated Start Date 
 Exciting career begins for first successful candidates.  
The others remain on the Eligibility List.