The Town of Seekonk has an open application process for part-time Public Safety Dispatchers. Public Safety Dispatchers work under the Director of Communications and operate in a 24-hour-a-day operation. Qualified candidates must be available to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. In addition to scheduled shifts, call-back and hold-over requirements exist.
The position requires processing incoming and outgoing emergency and non-emergency telephone calls and coordinating communications with the Police and Fire Departments.
Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have a minimum of two years' work experience. Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work well under stressful conditions with an inherent ability to multitask. Proficient computer skills are required to process records and information.
Candidates must be capable of passing a medical examination including a hearing test, drug test, psychological exam, an extensive criminal background investigation, and a complex operational training program. A detailed job description can be requested through the Director of Communications. Candidates with no prior emergency dispatch experience must be available to attend certification training required by the Commonwealth in addition to any agency-mandated training.
Preference may be given to those with prior emergency dispatch experience, who are currently certified as Enhanced 911 Telecommunicators in accordance with the provisions of MA 560 CMR 5 and who possess PowerPhone EMD certification. Part-time hires may be given hiring preference for any potential full-time openings.