The Augusta Police Department is recruiting for a full-time Dispatcher (Police/Fire/Rescue). Primary work responsibilities include receiving emergency and non-emergency calls for service from the public, dispatching and responding to requests or directions from police and fire units via radio and telephone, and entering and receiving computerized information while simultaneously logging or recording activities. The working environment at the department can be high-pressured and fast-paced and will require employees to work some nights, weekends and holidays.
The selected candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with the public and make decisions quickly, prioritizing and handling multiple tasks during both routine and life-threatening situations in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision. Preference will be given to those applicants who have related training and/or experience. National and State certifications will be required to maintain employment. Thorough background checks are conducted for these positions. Shift work and overtime assignments are required.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Depending on experience and certification/training.
Current pay range is $19.74 to $25.92 per hour.
The City of Augusta offers a comprehensive benefits package including family health coverage, generous paid time off benefits and a pension plan.
Application and additional employment information can be obtained by contacting: Human Resources, 16 Cony Street, Augusta, Maine 04330 at HR@augustamaine.gov or www.augustamaine.com.
Fax (207) 620-8175
Open until filled.
-An Equal Opportunity Employer-
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