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Communications Center Positions


Applications for two Dispatcher positions have CLOSED. 


UMPD Communications Dispatcher responsibilties include, but are not limited to receiving emergency and non-emergency calls for Police, Fire, and EMS.  Candidates should have the ability to multi-task and maintain composure in stressful situations.  Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, are a must.  Candidates also need to possess a working knowledge of basic computer functions and programs.  Prior public safety dispatching experience is preferred but not required.  The Dispatch Center is a 24/7 operation and successful candidates must have schedule flexibility and be willing to work any shift.

Starting salary for this position is $41,401.  Current salary range for Dispatchers is $41,401 to $57,707.   Full-time Dispatcher benefits include health insurance, accrued leave time (15 sick days, 4 personal days, and 10 vacation days accrued annually for first-year employees), on-duty exercise time with use of the Department gym, and more.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma/GED and a valid driver's license.  Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment must submit to and pass a thorough background investigation before being accepted for full-time employment.

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585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
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413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


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