Police Dispatcher Positions
COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER II – ENTRY LEVEL
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DUTIES OF POSITION: Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as very strong typing skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Dispatchers handle the incoming telephone calls to the Police Department, emergency calls as well as all radio traffic with police officers, Environmental Health and Safety and other agencies. Dispatchers are also responsible for the Emergency Notification System and all fire alarm responses.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High School graduate or equivalent. Successfully complete an in-house 9-12 week Probationary Dispatch Training program.
BASE SALARY: $33,230 with a 14 step increase to $45,090. State benefits include health insurance and tuition reimbursement
Additional compensation: Uniforms provided as needed
Generous overtime opportunities
UMPD Board interview
Typing and writing test
Chief of Police interview
Conditional offer of employment
Dispatching Criticall test
Applications are kept on file for one year after date of receipt
SPECIAL NOTE: The application process is completed on a schedule. Failure to complete any portion of the process will result in an application being withdrawn. The Chief of Police interviews only when a vacancy occurs.
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9313 (413) 545-1396
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: UMass Employment Office 413-545-1396, Carol Radzik 413-545-3992 firstname.lastname@example.org or Police Department website www.umass.edu/umpd
UMASS POLICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER