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Public Safety Line Dispatcher - Sagadahoc County

Start Date: March 29, 2024 | End Date: September 25, 2024
County: Sagadahoc County
Job Type: Public Safety - EMS, Public Safety - Fire, Public Safety - Police

SAGADAHOC COUNTY COMMUNICATION CENTER

Public Safety Line Dispatcher

Hourly pay range is from $25.40 - $29.93

Plus $.50 per hour shift differential for evening shift and $1.00 per hour for overnight shift.

 Both hourly rate and earned paid time off will be considered for any lateral entry candidates.

The Sagadahoc County Communications Center is accepting applications for a current vacancy and potential future openings for a Public Safety Line Dispatcher. Public Safety Dispatchers answer 9-1-1 calls for all of Sagadahoc County and provide emergency and non-emergency dispatch services for law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services.

These are union-represented, rotating-shift positions, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as well as periodic overtime. Our current schedule is four 10-hour shifts per week. There is room for professional growth within our organizational chart. Retire after 25 years and enjoy an excellent benefit package, and other union contract perks including, educational stipend, EMD/EFD Q hourly stipend and much more. Our dispatch center is a true family atmosphere that embodies a teamwork work attitude, while stressful at times this career can be extremely rewarding.

This non-supervisory position requires significant, developed interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, use of radio, teletype, computer, and the Enhanced 9-1-1 telephone system. Teamwork, and the ability to work effectively under stress while paying strict attention to detail is essential. Direct entry of information into computers as received is necessary.

A high school diploma (or GED) and an exemplary background are required. Candidates must work well with the public and with public safety officials and organizations. Applicants must be willing to submit to a written and physical examination, as well as a background check and a polygraph test. Depending on qualifications, candidates may be tested for a keyboard skill requirement of 30 WPM. Prior dispatch and/or communications skills are helpful, but not required.

Any questions or to apply, submit a resume and cover letter to mcarter@sagadahoccountyme.gov

This hiring process will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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