Tulsa dispatch experiencing shortage, encouraging people to apply

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa 911 Director Balinda McGhie, says there is a shortage of 22 dispatchers.

She says Tulsa is approved for 99 positions to fill all shifts.

McGhie says some reasons why there might be a freeze include: applicants believe there is a hiring freeze and the pandemic is turning people away. McGhie says the city of Tulsa’s hiring freeze does not apply to first responders and it should not be a deterrent for applicants.

She says the job requires someone with strong coping and interpersonal communication skills. She says the job starts at $16.12 per hour, and there are opportunities to grow your career.

The Tulsa 911 Center is located near Pine and Lansing.