Cumberland County - Dispatchers (FT & PT)

Picturesque Cumberland County is the State’s most populous county having a population of 289,977. Its largest city is Portland and the county geographically extends from Casco Bay to the Lakes Region. Cumberland County has the second largest body of water in the state, Sebago Lake, which provides numerous recreational opportunities. The County is the economic and industrial center of the state, having a strong corporate presence of major domestic and international companies.  The County has over 400 dedicated employees, all focused on providing the best customer service to the County residents.  Cumberland County is represented by five elected county commissioners and the county manager runs the daily operations.

Assists the public by taking both emergency and non-emergency calls for service and dispatch that information to the proper responding fire departments, emergency medical services or law enforcement agencies in the county as required. Training will be 40 hours/week for 18 weeks. Full-time position with full benefits available, as well as a 20-hour/week position with limited benefits.

Required: High School diploma or equivalent, computer proficiency to include Microsoft Office/Word, knowledge of county and towns geographic layout. Must successfully complete the following within one year of employment: terminal operator control course, CPR and Emergency Medical Dispatching Course. Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to remain calm and maintain control in stressful situations. Preferred: Minimum one (1) year in the public safety field and previous experience in radio communications desired.

Candidates must successfully complete Criticall exam, background investigation and polygraph examination.

Cumberland County is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce.  Come join our team and culture of engaged employees.  Our strong management team is dedicated to providing employees with inspiring leadership, a positive and friendly workplace, support, encouragement and the necessary tools for success. Starting salary is $18.50 per hour. Both the full-time and part-time position are eligible to participate in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System defined benefit plan. Great career opportunity! Many of our full time staff members began their career as part time staff members!                                                    


Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Please be sure to indicate on your application if you wish to be considered for full-time (40 hrs) or part-time (20 hrs) employment, or both


Interested applicants should submit a completed employment application (available on the Cumberland County website) via mail, fax, or email to:                                                       

Cumberland County Human Resource Department

142 Federal Street, Suite 110, Portland, Maine 04101


FAX: 207-871-8378

FMI or to download an application for employment visit


Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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