In the Air Force:
Command and Control; Command and Control Battle Management Operations Craftsman; Command and Control Battle Management Operations Superintendent; Command and Control Operations Journeyman; Emergency Management Apprentice; Operations Management; Operations Management Superintendent; Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler; Security Forces Journeyman; Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice
In the Army:
Aviation Operations Specialist; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN); Unit Supply Specialist
In the Marine Corps:
Artillery Unit Leader; Field Artillery Cannoneer; Satellite Transmissions System Operator; Transmissions System Operator
In the Navy:
ASW/ASUW Tactical Air Control (ASTAC) Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI); ASW/ASUW Tactical Air Controller (ASTAC); Coastal/Harbor Defense Officer; Disaster Preparedness Officer; Master-At-Arms; Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer; Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Officer; Operations Specialist; Search and Rescue Officer; Submarine Element Coordinator
Dispatchers keep freight, work crews, and equipment moving along the vast network of transit lines across the country and around the globe. Dispatchers send workers and service vehicles out to make installations, service calls, or emergency repairs. They set schedules for moving freight and equipment and keep in close contact with work site personnel to adjust schedules as needed. Dispatchers generally relay work orders and information to workers and field personnel using phones or 2-way radios. They track work progress, and record customer requests, expenses, charges, and inventory, and make reports as needed. They also keep work crews informed about delays caused by hazards such as road construction or poor weather conditions. Most dispatchers work in the trucking industry, taxi and limousine services, building equipment contractors, freight and rail transportation, or local messenger services. Schedules of 40 hours or more in a week are common in this field. A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required.
What they do:
Schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compiling statistics and reports on work progress.
On the job, you would:
Schedule or dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles to appropriate locations, according to customer requests, specifications, or needs, using radios or telephones.
Prepare daily work and run schedules.
Confer with customers or supervising personnel to address questions, problems, or requests for service or equipment.
Safety and Government
public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
talking to others
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
changing what is done based on other people's actions
looking for ways to help people
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
use rules to solve problems
notice when problems happen
pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Mobile location based services software
Global positioning system GPS software
Situation resource tracking software
high school diploma/GED or some college usually needed
Get started on your career:
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