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Requirements & Disqualifiers

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    All candidates for Telecommunicator shall:
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Available to work shift work, weekends and holidays. 


    All candidates for Telecommunicator shall not have been:

    1. Convicted of an offense above the grade of Class B or a Class B within the last 10 years.
    2. Placed on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of class B misdemeanor or on court-ordered community supervision or probation for a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order.
    Conviction of any offense involving Family Violence as defined by the Texas Penal Code.
    3. Discharged from the military under less than honorable conditions or r resigned to avoid such.
    4. Alcohol and Drug Use Criteria: Circumstances surrounding the usage of alcohol, controlled substances, illegal use of prescription medication, or marijuana will be evaluated by the department on a case by case basis. Factors to be considered when determining eligibility include the type of substance used, frequency of use, if the use was experimental, and how recent was the usage.

    Experimental use is considered usage to determine the effects of a drug.

    • Applicants who have used illegal drugs beyond an experimental level are not acceptable.
    • Applicants who have used any felony grade controlled substance within the last five years are not acceptable unless the drug was prescribed by a licensed physician.
    • Abuse of any prescription medication within the last three years is not acceptable.
    • Candidates having used or consumed marijuana within the last three years are not acceptable.
    • Involvement in the illegal delivery or furnishing of any controlled substance or drug to another with the expectation that a personal benefit would be received as a result of the actions. This will result in permanent disqualification.

The City of College Station is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer

Contact Information

Shannon Combs-BallardCivilian Training Coordinator979.764.5019
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