The South Hadley Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of full-time Police Dispatcher.
We are seeking experienced individuals who are highly motivated with strong communications skills, are computer literate, able to multi-task, and have a community policing philosophy.
The South Hadley Police Department consists of twenty-seven (27) full-time officers, 4 full-time dispatchers, 3 part-time dispatchers and civilian clerical staff.
The department utilizes the latest E911 technologies, TriTech CAD systems, TriTech mobile data terminals, PowerPhone EMD and Motorola radio communications systems.
Minimum qualifications necessary to apply are a High School diploma or GED and experience in the use of personal computers operating in a Microsoft Windows environment.
Applicants familiar with TriTech Software and with pervious dispatching experience and/or holding certifications in CJIS, Vesta Pallas E-911, APCO or other Basic Telecommunicator Courses, Suicide Prevention, CPR and First Responder will be given preference.
We will consider other qualified applicants.
The successful candidates must be willing to work any and all shifts, which includes weekends and holidays.
Responsibilities include receiving emergency and non-emergency calls for Police, Fire, and EMS services and dispatching public safety personnel as needed.
Greeting the public and other related duties in the dispatch center are required.
The full-time starting salary is $16.06 per hour - increased to $17.06 per hour upon successful completion of a six month probationary period.
Increased starting salary consideration is given to trained and certified Police/Fire/EMS Emergency Dispatchers.
Full-Time salary is based on an 8 hour shift on a varied schedule.
The appointment of this position is contingent on a successful CORI check.
The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.