The Sagadahoc County Communications Center is accepting applications for a current vacancy and potential future openings for a Public Safety Line Dispatcher. Public Safety Dispatchers answer 9-1-1 calls for all of Sagadahoc County and provide emergency and non-emergency dispatch services for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services.
This non-supervisory position requires significant interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written, and use of radio, teletype, computers and the Enhanced 9-1-1 telephone system. Teamwork, an ability to work effectively under stress and with the public and strict attention to detail is essential. Direct entry of information into computers as received is necessary.
Good health, a high school diploma (or GED) and an exemplary background are required. Candidates must work well with the public and with public safety officials and organizations. Applicants must be willing to submit to a written and physical examination, as well as a background check and a polygraph test. Depending on qualifications, candidates may be tested for a keyboard skill requirement of 30 WPM. Prior dispatch and/or communications skills are helpful, but not required.
These union positions are rotating-shift positions, including nights, weekends and holidays, as well as periodic overtime. Salary range is from $653.60 to $824.40 for a 40-hour work week, plus excellent benefits.
Click on the links below for additional information about the position.