Communication Officers are specially trained and certified staff serving as front line contacts for all 9 1 1 emergency and nonemergency calls from residents within the unincorporated areas of Austin County. They are also responsible for dispatching and directing deputies once calls are received. Because communication officers often deal with life and death situations, it is critical that the candidate for this position possess the ability to stay calm while reassuring the caller that help is on the way. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding experience, and have the ability to multitask, mediate, and lead, we are looking for you.