Portsmouth - Public Safety Dispatcher

Job Overview

Department Portsmouth Police Department
Job TitlePublic Safety Dispatcher
Salary$55,534.75 to $70,486.42
Deadline Jun 30, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Portsmouth, NH
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“Portsmouth Dispatch Center, can we help?”

Exciting opportunity awaits in the Portsmouth, NH Police Department’s Communications Center for Public Safety Dispatchers.  These front-line positions require someone with strong telecommunications skills who can “keep their cool” under pressure and provide a valuable service to the public as the first contact to those calling for police, fire or emergency medical services.  The Portsmouth Police Department is actively seeking qualified applicants for these critical positions.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities 

(included but not limited to)

  • Receive, transmit, and respond, in an appropriate and timely fashion, to information of a routine and an emergency nature by telephone, radio, oral or written reports or complaints, etc.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the location and layout of streets, buildings, public areas, housing complexes, businesses, hazardous materials storage areas, and other significant areas of the community.
  • Work as a team member, or independently, during incidents of uncertain duration
  • Perform complex tasks and render aid to the public and public safety personnel in routine and emergency situations.
  • Monitor and assist in the maintenance of, the safety of, and the well-being of all public safety personnel on duty in the community.
  • Shift assignments rotate every three (3) months and consist of days (7:00am-3:00pm), evenings (3:00pm-11:00pm), and nights (11:00pm-7:00am).


Minimum Requirements:

Applicants for this position must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and have no criminal record. Prior telecommunications experi­ence, especially public safety, is preferred. 

Salary range for full-time is, $54k-68k.  Clothing allowance and shift differential offered.


Please direct questions regarding this position to evansh@portsmouthnhpd.gov

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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