South Kingstown - Dispatcher

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DepartmentSouth Kingstown Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
LocationWakefield, RI

Job Announcement

 South Kingstown, RI Police Jobs

Town of South Kingstown

Police Department

Now Hiring Police Dispatcher

The South Kingstown Police Department is seeking candidates to establish an eligibility list for civilian police dispatcher.  One full time position is currently available with the work shift to be determined.   This position is responsible for the handling of public assistance calls for police, fire and emergency medical services.  Basic qualifications include accurate typing and data entry, multi-tasking, excellent communication skills, dependability and the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public in both routine and crisis situations. 


Qualified candidates should have a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of 1 year of experience in an administrative setting. Prior Public Safety dispatch, IMC experience and PowerPhone certifications are preferred, but not required.


This Council 94 position works 40 hours per week, starts at an annual salary of $44,788, and includes a full range of fringe benefits.  The full contract can be viewed online on the Town’s website referenced below.   Please note -the police dispatcher recruitment process includes an exam and a thorough background check.  The written exam will be held at South Kingstown High School, 215 Columbia St., Wakefield, RI 02879 on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 5:30pm.


To apply, please submit an application, resume and cover letter with “Dispatcher” in the subject line to: by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017.  You will receive an immediate generic email confirmation of receipt of your application materials.  You will then receive instructions in a return separate email that will serve as your invitation to enter the exam.  You must bring the instructions with you along with a non-refundable $25.00 processing fee and driver’s license (or other government photo ID) to the exam.  Failure to appear for the exam will disqualify you from the rest of the process.  The Chief of Police or Captain may waive such fee (in advance) if payment thereof would be a hardship to the applicant.  Individuals may drop off or mail materials to Personnel/Town Hall, 180 High St., Wakefield, RI 02879.  Contact Sgt. Patricia Gardner (401-783-3321 x 311 or with any questions.  Individuals with applications on file must reapply.  Applications and further information is available on our website at: under Job Opportunities or at Town Hall.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  

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