April 29, 2024

Now Accepting Applications for Telecommunicator

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the position of Telecommunicator to fill immediate openings. Deadline for applications is 12:00 p.m. on May 31, 2024, for all new applicants. Lateral applicants are encouraged to apply year-round. All new applicants must attend a testing date, which will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 a.m.


  • Age: Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Experience: No prior experience required 
  • Driver’s License: Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Candidates must have accurate typing skills and a clear speaking voice
  • Candidates must have the ability to multi-task and react quickly and calmly in a high-stress environment

The mandatory testing includes a general education exam based on multitasking, reading comprehension, listening skills, problem solving, and prioritizing. Testing will be held Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to ~11:00 a.m. at the McHenry County Regional Training Center, located at 655 Village Hall Drive in Cary. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. and shut promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please bring a photo ID.

Starting pay is currently $27.70 per hour (subject to change), with paid holidays, sick time after 6 months, and paid vacation after one year. Major medical, dental and life insurance offered by the County for the employee and dependents. 

To qualify for lateral employment, an individual must be hired after being continuously employed for 24 months at another Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Laterals qualify for up to 5 years of equivalency pay, upon successful completion of the field training program.

*Benefits subject to change and are dependent upon the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Applications for Telecommunicators can be found at: