North Branford - Dispatcher

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Job Overview

Department North Branford Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
Registration Fee$35.00
Location North Branford, CT

Job Announcement

Announcement Date:   September 22th 2022     Filing Date Deadline: October 7th, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.

Number of Positions:   1

Job Title:                            Part-Time Public Safety Dispatcher (Average of 20 hours per week)

Work Site:                         North Branford Police Department – 260 Forest Road – Northford, CT


Position Description


Starting Pay 24.95 per hour


CLASSIFICATION:  Public Safety Dispatcher
GRADE: Step 1


Position Summary:  Responsible for the operation of the Town’s Communication system.

Supervision Received:  Works under the general direction of the Police Chief or on duty supervisory police personnel.

Supervision Exercised:  None.

Description of Duties:  Responsible for communication with all public safety agencies in the Town and the public work’s department.  The dispatcher answers all calls on the Enhanced-911 computerized system and the communications center telephone system.  The dispatcher is responsible for the dispatching of police cruisers, fire apparatus, ambulances, wreckers and/or any other services as required, to handle emergency situations or disasters.  Dispatches all fire personnel over the paging system that each fireman carries to alert members of specific fire companies of fires, medical emergencies or routine calls in their companies’ district.  Does a nightly test of the fire department radio, paging and siren systems.  Maintains radio contact with Public Works Department trucks to advise them of snow conditions or road emergencies.  Record police and fire calls and maintains any other records to facilitate the Communications Center efficiency.  The dispatcher has to monitor the close surveillance system for building and prisoner security and/or well being.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:  Ability to operate telephone systems, Police and Fire Department radios, Fire Department paging system, computers, microphones and sirens in both normal and emergency situations.


Special Requirements:  No felony convictions.


Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk clearly and be able to hear incoming communications on the radio and the telephone.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or  controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee has to sit at a console.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Employee must be able to fill out written reports.

Selection Guidelines:  Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignments to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job changes.

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