Communications Officer & Report Technician Recruitment Process

The recruitment process can be rigorous, requiring each applicant to take and pass skills–based tests and undergo an extensive background check. Qualified candidates can expect the selection process to last 6-8 weeks; beginning with the skills-based exam administered by the Center, ending with a final offer of employment.

The recruitment process includes:

  • Apply at
  • Successful completion of Criticall Testing
  • Typing Test - 35wmp
  • Group Interview and / or Interview Panel
  • Complete Personal History Packet
  • Pre-Hire Background Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Hire
  • Polygraph Test
  • Psychological Examination
  • Four Hour in Center Observation 
  • Hearing Test
  • Extensive Background and Criminal History Check
  • Final Offer Letter

Please note: A “No Show” to any SREC initiated test or interview will result in the removal from the current recruiting process. If you do not pass the Criticall test you may retest after 90 days. 

Once you have completed the group or panel interview phase, and are not invited to continue in recruiting process, you may reapply for a Communications Officer position after a two-year waiting period.

If you are not invited to continue the recruitment process after the polygraph, psychological or background investigation, you will not be allowed to reapply for the Communications Officer in the future without written authorization from the Human Resources Manager. 

Disqualification From Employment Consideration

As stated above, all candidates are required to successfully pass the testing, integrity standards and pre-hire requirements set by SREC. In addition, because our staff members are a key part of the public safety system, their integrity must be beyond reproach. SREC conducts thorough, intense and strict pre-employment background investigations on all applicants to determine suitability for any position. Failure to disclose pertinent information or attempt to conceal requested information will be grounds for disqualification.