Newtown Emergency Communications Center - Public Safety Telecommunicator

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Department Newtown Emergency Communications Center
Job TitlePublic Safety Telecommunicator
Salary$23.62 per hour
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Newtown, CT
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Newtown Emergency Communications Center, CT Police Jobs




Full-time position for Emergency Telecommunicator Dispatcher.  Receives & transmits emergency & administrative messages over combined Police, Fire and Emergency Medical communications system.  Routes all calls, dispatches personnel & equipment to scene.  Must operate radio equipment, various computer programs, CAD, EMD & NCIC computer systems as well as related equipment. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  HS diploma or equivalent is required.  Computer knowledge required. Accurate typing skills necessary. 1 year comparable experience preferred.  Certification by State as public safety telecommunicator and/or emergency medical certification desired.   Must complete all local, state and federal mandated certifications.

Ability to work assigned shift, including nights, weekends and holidays. Normal work schedule may be 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts, and may be subject to change.  Unscheduled hours may be required in the case of excessive workloads, unforeseen personnel shortfalls, or emergency situations


Starting salary: $23.10/hr.



Newtown is a scenic “small town” located in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut, about sixty miles from New York City. Newtown is bordered on the south by Easton and Redding, on the north by Bridgewater and Southbury, on the east by Oxford and Monroe, and on the west by Bethel and Brookfield. Newtown is traversed by Interstate 84, U.S. routes 6 and 302 and Connecticut routes 25 and 34. It covers 38,644 acres or 60.38 square miles, making it the fifth largest town, area-wise, in the state. Newtown was established in 1711 and is comprised of the Borough, Sandy Hook, Hawleyville, Botsford and Dodgingtown “neighborhoods”.


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