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POSITION:     POLICE RADIO DISPATCHER– (30 Openings)   ANNUAL SALARY:  $40,630.20 – $52,231.40; BI-WEEKLY:  $1,562.70 – $2,008.90    Police Services/Communications   J.O. #15-100

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSWorks under the general direction of an assigned supervisor in the E-911 PSAP/Communications Service Center, Police Services.  Operates a computer-aided telephone, dispatch  and digital trunked simulcast radio system in order to provide emergency and routine dispatcher services to officers and the public.

  1. Collects and records information received by documenting the nature of the call, location and circumstances of the call, description of the responsible parties and/or suspects, and the name and number of the caller.
  2.  Determines the order of response to emergency and non-emergency calls based on available resources.
  3.  Researches geographical information to assist Police Officers in responding to emergency and non-emergency calls.
  4.  Maintains status of field units through the use of the CAD system via trunked radio system.
  5.  Broadcasts information in order to dispatch units and to provide descriptions of suspects; monitors travel and scene times in order to evaluate unit status and determine officers’ safety.
  6. Updates various lists and files in order to secure required wrecker and ambulance services and to have accurate and timely information available for callers requesting service.
  7. Attains and maintains State of Tennessee certification through approved training for public safety dispatcher on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC)/Tennessee Information Enforcement Systems (TIES)/National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems (NLETS).
  8. Provides Police Officers with information on stolen vehicles, wanted persons, criminal history, etc. by accessing the TIES, NCIC and NLETS databases and enters information into and responds to inquiries from other law enforcement agencies through these systems.


Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned from time to time.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires the use of equipment such as video/monitor receivers, computer-aided telephones, radio and dispatch systems to review information and check the status of particular events; operates TTD telephone for the hearing and speech impaired.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively to obtain and record information from the caller.  Ability to simultaneously perform multiple tasks.  Ability to recognize potential life and safety hazards or other critical aspects and to dispatch accordingly for effective coverage of the incident.  Ability to maintain composure and to deal effectively with people in emergency situations.  Involves contact with staff and police personnel and various other emergency responders.


TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  The E-9-1-1 PSAP/Communications service center is highly secured enclosed area.  Incumbents must remain at the assigned work station except for designated break and lunch periods and are not allowed to leave their radio dispatch position without a relief dispatcher.  Since incumbents perform duties in close proximity with each other, background noise from calls received by other incumbents may be distracting.



  1. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  2. Must be a citizen of the United States.
  3. Must not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances.
  4. For those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States, type of release/discharge must be “honorable”.
  5. High school graduate or equivalent; must type at least 25 words per minute typing score on tests designated by Personnel; must successfully pass a battery of psychological tests, a Structured Interview Board, reading test, and dispatch test; must have effective written and interpersonal skills; geographical knowledge of the City of Memphis is preferred; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be willing to work various shifts, holidays and rotate days off.  Must obtain State of Tennessee certification on the NCIC/TIES/NLETS systems as a  public safety dispatcher within one (1) year of employment and must maintain such certification as a condition of continued employment.   Bilingual abilities strongly preferred.


  1. MEMPHIS POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY, 4371 OK Robertson Road, Memphis, TN 38127
  2. CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER (CJC) – 12th Floor, 201 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103


  1. OLD ALLEN STATION – 3633 New Allen Road, Memphis, TN 38128
  2. RAINES STATION – 791 East Raines Road, Memphis, TN 38116
  3. MORIAH STATION – 2602 Mt. Moriah Road, Memphis, TN 38115
  4. CRUMP STATION – 949 E. H. Crump Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
  5. TILLMAN STATION – 426 Tillman Street, Memphis, TN 38112
  6. SOUTH MAIN STATION – 545 South Main, Suite 216, Memphis, TN 38103
  7. AIRWAYS STATION – 2234 Truitt Street, Memphis, TN 38114
  8. APPLING FARMS STATION – 6850 Appling Farms Parkway, Memphis, TN 38133
  9. RIDGEWAY STATION – 3840 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38115

Visit to download and print an application if you reside 80 miles outside of Memphis, TN

For additional information, please contact the Memphis Police Department Training Academy at 901-357-1700



Place:  Memphis Police Training Academy

                4371 O.K. Robertson Road, Memphis, TN 38127

Dates:                   Thursday, May 28th, 2015 – Friday, June 12, 2015 (excluding Saturday & Sunday) No applications will be accepted after Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 12:00 noon.

Time:                     8:00 A.M. to 5:00 p.m.



April Sustainability Month Events

STAR Press Conference – (Apr 2, 3:30). Memphis-Shelby County was recognized for “national excellence” as one of the nation’s most sustainable communities with a 4-STAR Award.  Join Mayors Luttrell and Wharton as they announce the 4-STAR award.  Press conference will be at United Housing, Inc. office on 2750 Colony Park Dr.

Earth Month Business Conference – (April 7, $90).  The Office of Sustainability joins FedEx, ISSP, The Sustainability Consortium, CRG Sustainable Solutions and other sponsors for a conference on sustainable supply chain for businesses. Special emphasis will be on sustainable packaging, sustainable purchasing and recycling. The full agenda can be found here:

Neighborhood Redevelopment Conference (Apr 15-17, $150).  Scholarships are available!  This is a national conference in Memphis with workshops about innovative approaches to neighborhood redevelopment and community building.

Faith-in-Action Memphis CleanUp – (Apr 18-26).  Join Memphis City Beautiful to volunteer as an individual or as a team to eliminate blight in our city. Sign up

Free Mulch Giveaway – (Apr 18, 6am).  City of Memphis Public Works has mulched 25,000 tons of yard debris since last year and offers it to Memphis residents for earth day.  Load your own, while it lasts starting at dawn.  315 S. Hollywood St. Liberty Bowl parking lot.

Earth Day 30 days Straight – (Apr 1-30).  Clean Memphis has scheduled a cleanup each day during Sustainability Month so join in! Several events will coincide with the Faith-in-Action program.


Earth Month Activities at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 1-30).  Conservation challenge hikes, tree tag treks, environmental playhouse, and earth-friendly boxed lunches will all be featured daily for the month of April at the Botanic Garden.


Home Landscape Workshop – (Apr 2, 9am). Learn about creating an earth-friendly “TN Smart Yard”.  Registration of $35 includes handbooks, soils tests, and rain gauge. Lunch provided.  Collierville Town Hall  901-752-1207 to RSVP.
Architecture Lecture: No Place Like Utopia – (Apr 2, 6pm, Free).  Join UM’s Architecture Department to hear Katherine Lambert, Principal at MAP Architects, San Francisco CA.

Garden Tram Tours at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 3, 10, 17, 24).  Every Friday in April, MBG’s knowledgeable guide will be available for short tram tours, with environmental tips and other fun facts about the Garden.

Eco EGGstravaganza – (Apr 4, 10-4pm).  Egg hunts with children at Shelby Farms Park, $5 per child.
Energy Finance Workshop – (Apr 8, 10-2pm).  Local Governments, Public Housing Authorities, and schools are welcomed to attend to learn how to receive technical assistance to support energy management projects in public buildings.

CSI Build/It Design & Construction Conference – (Apr 9, 12pm).  Free.  Learn from panelists, speakers, and 53 design and construction vendors at Minglewood Hall for the latest building products that build better cities.  Paul Young, formerly with the Office of Sustainability, will be speaking at 3pm

Electronic Recycling: Christian Brothers HS – (Apr 11, 9-1pm).FREE event.  Take your e-waste Christian Brothers High School (5900 Walnut Grove Rd) for responsible recycling.  Businesses and individuals welcomed, no limits.

Greenline Garden workshops (kids) – (Apr 11, $5). Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Master Gardeners team up for a workshop series each month for kids grades 1-6.  Other workshops are: May 9, June 13, & July 11.

MEMFix: Pinch District – (Apr 11, 11-4pm).  This event will showcase how a great street and thriving public space can serve as a catalyst for economic vitality and neighborhood redevelopment and will not only prepare for the increase in traffic from the Pyramid, but also to temporarily reinvigorate the Pinch neighborhood and will feature live music, pop up shops, and food trucks!

Healthy Memphis Food Festival – (Apr 11-12).  Broad Ave Arts District will have a pop-up market of food vendors, wellness businesses, and local music and art. Free.9am-8pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun.

Signs of Spring Walk at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 12, 1:30pm). Participants will meet in the visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond.


Trail Dedication at Olive Branch City Park – (Sun, Apr 12, 1:30pm).  Join Olive Branch as they dedicate a new trail!

Harahan Bridge Walk with Jimmy Ogle – (Apr 12, 2pm).  Free. Hear from Historian Jimmy Ogle as he takes you on a fascinating history while walking across the bridge that will soon become a bike trail.  Details here:

Wolf River Conservancy Fundraiser – (Apr 14, 5pm).  Young Ave Deli.

TN Greenways & Trails Forum (Montgomery Bell) – (Apr 15-17, $99).  Join in educational workshops and networking while learning the latest trends in greenways and trails.

Zone IX Flower Show & Project Green Fork – (Apr 15, 2-5pm).Memphis Garden Club and Little Garden Club at will host a regional flower show (covering 5 states) as well as a conservation exhibit showcasing Project Green Fork as a model for other communities in restaurant sustainability. Event at the Botanic Garden. This event will strive to be zero-waste.

University of Memphis Earth Day – (Apr 16, 10-2pm).  Join students at the Oasis Garden (east of the UC near Zack Curlin parking garage).

Wolf River Conservancy Faith-in-Action Clean up – (Apr 18, 9-12).  Join WRC for one of the Faith-in-Action Clean ups near downtown’s Mud Island.  They are looking for volunteers.

Electronic Recycling: Sacred Heart School (Southaven) – (Apr 18, 9-1pm). FREE event.  Take your e-waste Sacred Heart School (5150 Tchulahoma Rd, Southaven, MS) for responsible recycling.  Businesses and individuals welcomed, no limits.

ZeroLandfill upcycling program – (Apr 18 & 25, 10-2).  The architecture & interior design community has donated their sample library for the crafting public to have for free. Volunteer to get first dibs on items.


Adult Greenline Garden Workshop – (Apr 18, 9am, $5). Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Master Gardeners team up for a workshop series each month. Plant Companions will be taught this month.

Earth Day 5k – (Apr 19, 2pm, $25).  After this 5k race at Shelby Farms, you will have a chance to plant a tree.
Natural Areas Celebration at Overton Park – (Apr 19, 10 & 11am).  Free. Overton Park is celebrating TN Natural Areas Week with two nature hikes in the Old Forest. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about birds and butterflies from local experts. RSVP to if you plan to attend.
Memphis Green Drinks – (April 21, 6:30pm).  Join this social organization of environmental-minded folks to network and socialize. This month’s guest speaker will be Keith Cole from Wolf River Conservancy. This month’s venue is still being determined – please check for an update in early April.

Clean Memphis Fundraiser – (Apr 22, 6pm, $35).  WiseAcre Brewery.
Arbor Day of Service at Shelby Farms Park – (Apr 25, 10-12).  Enjoy a presentation from CleanMemphis to learn about the Heart of the Park enhancements and how trees contribute to a healthy watershed then plant trees with the park!  To register:

V&E Artwalk – (Apr 25, 11-6pm).  Fourth annual artwalk features 60+ artistic vendors, silent auction, children’s area, music and food.

Run the Farm 5k/10k – (Apr 25, 8am, $20/30).  Agricenter International’s “off road” trail race with after party!  Proceeds benefit educational programs.

Tour of Parks with Jimmy Ogle – (Apr 26, 2pm).  Free. Walking tour of parks along the Memphis riverfront.  This month is the tour of the Cobblestone Wharf and Sultana.

Tennessee Naturalist Walk at the Botanic Garden – (April 26).  As you walk through the Garden, watch for TN Naturalist stations to learn fun facts and tidbits about local flora and fauna, including some you may find in your own backyard.

Harbor Town 25th Anniversary – (Apr 28, 4pm, $25). Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Harbor Town with ULI-Memphis.  Take a tour with Tony Bologna, see a presentation on Harbor Town results 25 years later, and listen to a panel discussion with some of the key start-up players.

TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards & Forum – (May 7, 9-3pm). TDEC will host a recognition ceremony and sustainable transportation forum to recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements in advancing sustainable transportation in the state.

National Geographic geo-tourism website – Nat’l Geo is doing a geo-tourism website for the Mississippi River and all tourist places along it!  If you have a special place or locally owned business in Shelby County that you would like to include, please upload it.  This will tie their global brand with our cool local places!  More information can be found here:

Christine Donhardt, ASLA

Senior Planner

Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability


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15-022 Clerical Specialist Corrections 02/13/15

15-023 Business System Analyst I Corrections 02/13/15

15-307 Maintenance Mechanic Corrections 02/13/15

15-308 Counselor A Corrections 02/13/15

15-309 Manager A Corrections 02/13/15

15-813 Mental Health Services Coordinator Health 02/13/15

15-814 Medical Assistant Health 02/13/15

15-815 Clerical Specialist Health 02/13/15

15-816 Nutritionist Health 02/13/15

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources Employment @ (901) 222-2327.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.

Hattiloo Theater / 37 S. Cooper / Memphis, TN

State of the City Address

Have you ever asked yourself any of the following……Should I consider starting my own organization?  Do I have what it takes to start my own organization?  Could I process my own 501c3 application?  Could I write a grant myself?  Could I stop paying other people to write grants that I am more than capable of writing myself?  Am I worth investing in?  The answer is YES!  You have everything already in you to make your organization go from good to great and we can help you polish the skills to get your organization off of the ground and on it’s way to success!
This training is aimed at assisting people and agencies in need of more funding to do something positive, greater projects, capacity building, networking/partnership building, and those who are beginning a new non-profit organization.
You will experience a high-energy training that will be full of amazing tools, real-life applicable examples, and experiences that will make you a strong grant writer.  You should NOT have to pay thousands of dollars to “grant writers” who can’t the get job done, who can’t guarantee their work, and who disappoint you.  This training is valued between $1,500-$2,000 across the country, but we provide this training as part of our ministry work. We offer consulting and training packages for individuals, for organizations, and even for organizations to be able to use this training as a fundraiser for their 501c3 organization. Individual trainings can be scheduled to fit your schedule.  We have periodic trainings in various locations across the country that you can participate in, usually at a reduced cost.
At the conclusion of the Comprehensive Grant Writing Training you will be able to write grants yourself, and save the thousands of dollars you would spend on the procuring a grant writer to go toward funding your passion. You will also find that you are well prepared and equipped to submit your grant for approval.
Some people ask if there is follow up or someone they can call with questions.  The answer is Yes.  We offer several ways to follow up from phone calls to in-depth consultations and offer one-on-one trainings so you have the training specific to your organizational needs.  Don’t worry, you have support – now let’s make your dreams reality!
We look forward to meeting you!
Training Theme:  “From Good to Great”
Next Training Date/Time/Location/Venue:  08/16/14  8:00a.m.-3:00p.m. This is a fundraiser benefitting Lucy’s Information Station (with Tecia Marshall).  This one-day high energy intensive grant writing workshop will be held at Binghampton Community Life Center, 3079 Crystal Avenue, Memphis, TN  38112 from 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.
Fee Includes:  “Getting It Together~From the Ground Up” manual, list of available funding sources, the comprehensive training, refreshments, and an optional follow-up session.
Who is this training for?  This training is meant for professionals who desire to begin a non-profit organization, for those who already have their 501c3 tax exempt organizations, and for those who want to learn how to get the funding to further their organizations/projects.
Course Objectives:
  • Getting Your Organization Started – Laying the Groundwork
  • How to develop a strategic plan, statement of need using data research
  • Coalitions, Partnerships, and Networking
  • Data & Research
  • How to apply for your 501c3
  • How to gather the right team for the grant process
  • Planning
  • The Grant Process
  • Common problems in grant writing
  • Writing tips
  • Sources and finding grant funds
How can I register for this training?  Go to EventBrite Website by follow this link to it:  Lucy’s Information Station: One-Day Intensive Grant-Writing Workshop

When participating in a group facilitated training, remember to bring plenty of business cards to be able to network with others. You should also bring your laptop or ipad fully charged, as we will begin writing a proposal as a team project.  You never know, you might make some partners and collaborative relationships here.




Who: Magnolia Elementary School

What: Community Job Fair

When: Monday, May 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Magnolia Elementary School
2061 Livewell Circle
Memphis, TN 38114


Some companies that will be represented:  CSX Railway, City of Memphis, Aerotek, Regions Bank and more.

Why: Magnolia Elementary School will host a job fair for parents and members of the community. The purpose of this job fair is to provide residents of Memphis with available resources necessary to achieve success. There will be representatives from various businesses/industries on site to accept applications and interview potential applicants. Applicants should be dressed professionally and be prepared to provide a copy of their résumé.

For more information, contact Patricia Lee, Family Service Specialist at Magnolia Elementary, at (901) 416-4578.

Early voting for the May 6th Shelby County Democratic and Republican Primary Elections runs through May 1st. Voting at satellite sites begins on April 25th. Until then, those who choose to weigh in early must take advantage of the Downtown opportunity.

Early voting at the Shelby County Office Building is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays (April 19th and April 26th. There will be no voting on April 18th in observance of Good Friday.

Beginning: Friday, April 25th through Thursday, May 1st from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday, April 26th, the sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DOWNTOWN EARLY VOTING LOCATION: Shelby County Office Building, 157 Poplar Ave., 38103

Beginning: Wednesday, April 16 – Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturdays, April 19 & April 26, 2014 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLOSED FRIDAY, April 18, 2014, in observance of Good Friday


Beginning: Friday, April 25 – Thursday May 1, 2014 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM



Abundant Grace Fellowship Church 1574 E. Shelby Dr., 38116

Greater Lewis Street Baptist Church 152 E. Parkway N., 38104

Agri-Center 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.

Greater Middle Baptist Church 4982 Knight Arnold, 38118

Anointed Temple of Praise 3939 Riverdale Rd., 38141 Mississippi Blvd. Church –

Family Life Center 70 N. Bellevue Blvd., 38106

Baker Community Center 7942 Church Rd., 38053

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 60 S. Parkway E., 38106

Bellevue Baptist Church 2000 Appling Rd., 38016

New Bethel Baptist Church 7786 Poplar Pike St., 38138

Bethel Church 5586 Stage Rd., 38134

Raleigh United Methodist Church 3295 Powers Rd., 38128

Berclair Church of Christ 4536 Summer Ave., 38122

Riverside Baptist Church 3560 S. Third St., 38109

Collierville Church of Christ 575 Shelton Dr., 38017

Shiloh Baptist Church 3121 Range Line Rd., 38127

Dave Wells Community Center 915 Chelsea Ave., 38107

The Refuge Church 9817 Huff N Puff Rd., 38002

Glenview Community Center 1141 S. Barksdale St., 38114

White Station Church of Christ 1106 Colonial Rd., 38117

Title: Project Coordinator

Reports to:  Executive Director of Memphis Shelby Crime Commission


Memphis Shelby Crime Commission is a nonprofit agency that spearheads Operation: Safe Community (OSC), a public safety plan to reduce crime in Memphis and Shelby County, The public safety plan has 26 strategies and 62 action items that engage 100 partners representing local and state government, nonprofits, the private sector and faith based agencies. MSCC is a pillar agency of Memphis Fast Forward and has a distinguished board of directors composed of public and private sector representatives. The board oversees the public safety plan and works to make Memphis and Shelby County a safer place to live.



The Project Coordinator supports the executive director in the development, refinement and implementation of OSC crime strategies. The position is an integral member of the MSCC team responsible for coaching partners on how to achieve short and long term outcomes to reduce or prevent crime. The Project Coordinator in collaboration with law enforcement, government, private sector and community based agencies utilizes data- driven decision management to reach full implementation. The Project Coordinator is the lead staff for the Department of Justice Forum on Youth Violence activities and works with the executive director to ensure these efforts are aligned with OSC plan and board priorities.



·         Serves as primary liaison and implementer for all projects generated through the Department of Justice Forum on Youth Violence including attending national meetings/conferences, producing monthly reports, and coordination of peer city visits or special local meetings hosted by the Forum.

·         Assists the executive director in fundraising  and drafts project proposals,  grants and RFP’s,

·         Prepares partner meeting  summary  and materials for core teams

·         Tracks the progress and quality of work being performed by partners using project scheduling and control tools; and produces agency quarterly reports

·         Effectively and accurately communicates relevant project information to the partners and project team

·         Represents the agency at selected events or meetings

·         Coaches community based agencies on how to utilize data to reach desired outcomes

·         Supports agency marketing efforts through scheduling of media interviews, providing information to external clients and updating the website.

·         Keeps the executive director informed on a regular basis about project status and issues that may impact donor, board or partner relations.



·         BA degree required. Masters in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Marketing or Public/Business Administration is a plus.

·         Track record of working with teams and multisector stakeholders to achieve results

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Three years of demonstrated experience working with a comprehensive planning or community initiative that engages private or governmental leaders.

·         Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

·         Must have reliable transportation daily to travel within the city and to travel within the state and out-of-state on occasion.

·         Performs other duties as delegated.

Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000 plus standard benefits.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:  no later than March 26.



Town Hall Meeting with Mayor AC Wharton 02/06/14

A Town Hall meeting with Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will be held on Thursday (Feb. 6th) from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Middle Baptist Church, 801 Whitehaven Lane.

For more information, contact Calvin Burton at 901-345-3695 or email

Calling All Companies Interested in #Government Contracts! City of Memphis Government Procurement Vendor Fair

Learn how to procure contracts from the city of Memphis and the Federal Government.

Location:  LeMoyne-Owen College / Renaissance Center / 990 College Park Dr. / 38126

When:  Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – 9 am – 2 pm

RSVP at 901-544-1847 or