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Department Rocky Hill Police Department
TypeDispatcher
Job TitlePublic Safety Dispatcher
SalaryStarting $62,458 after 48months $81,712
Contactbklett@rockyhillct.gov
Location Rocky Hill, CT

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Job Announcement

Rocky Hill Police Department, CT Police JobsRocky Hill Police Department, CT Police JobsPUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 14th, 2022

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking interested persons to apply for the position of Full-Time Public Safety Dispatcher. Starting salary is $62,548.  Salary after 48 months $81,712 including a competitive benefits package.

ABOUT US

The Rocky Hill Police Department Communications Division serves a community consistently ranked one of Connecticut’s most desirable residential and business communities.   Competitive compensation and benefits packages, professional development and training, and a commitment to serving the public make the Town of Rocky Hill an ideal employer for those seeking career growth and opportunities. 

For more information about the Rocky Hill Police Department please visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Police-Department-of-Rocky-Hill-1800623716833257/ or our website: http://www.rockyhillct.gov/police/index.php

Inquiries can be directed to Lt. Brian Klett via email, bklett@rockyhillct.gov

POSITION:  FULL TIME PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER

Acts as dispatcher for police, fire and ambulance services and general Town of Rocky Hill departments; performs varied clerical duties; deals with the public and law enforcement officials; uses Windows based computer aided dispatch programs; does related work as required.

The Rocky Hill Police Department is an EEO/AA employer that seeks a diverse group of men and women willing to embrace our mission and complies with the ADA.

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

The following duties are typical for this classification.  Public Safety Dispatchers may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

 

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Based on the IBPO Union Contract:

Starting Salary (7/1/2022)   $62,458

After 48 Months of Service (7/1/2022):  $81,712

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Ability to speak clearly and to use proper English; ability to meet and deal with the public; typing ability; clerical aptitude and ability to keep records; ability to react quickly and calmly to emergency situations; ability to follow written and oral instructions; must pass pre-employment process and one year probationary period, must become NCIC/ COLLECT certified; must become state tele-communicator and EMD certified; must be available for shift work, weekends and holidays.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have reached their eighteenth birthday by time of application submission; must have agility and endurance and be free from any disease or disability which adversely affects job performance; normal vision and hearing corrected are required.

CITIZENSHIP AND CHARACTER

Candidates must be citizens of the United States, of good moral character with no record of dishonorable discharge from any police or fire department or from the armed forces of the United States and no record of conviction for repetitive motor vehicle violations, misdemeanor offense or conviction of a serious misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or conviction of a felony. The above job description is illustrative and not a complete itemization of all facets of any job.

CITIZENSHIP: MUST BE A CITIZEN OF THE U.S. AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED. A COPY OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, GED CERTIFICATE OR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION. DRIVER’S LICENSE: A valid driver’s license is required. A COPY OF A VALID GOVERNMENT IDENTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION.   

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 

CPCA DISPATCHER WRITTEN EXAM

Applicants must have passed the Connecticut Police Chief Association (CPCA) Written test with a 75% or greater in order to submit their application by the deadline. 

Check the CPCA page for test locations, times and registration information.

THE HIRING PROCESS

A Public Safety Dispatcher of the Town of Rocky Hill represents the Town and performs duties affecting safety and security of the community. The process of selecting people for employment as Police Officers is extremely important and includes several parts.  Advancement onto the various phases of the examination process may at times be limited as the needs of the Rocky Hill Police Department dictate. 

CPCA Dispatcher Written Examination. 75% or greater required to submit application.

Application Review (Score assessed as per Town of Rocky Hill Human Resources application assessment). 

Applicant Questionnaire - Pass/Fail

CritiCall Practical Skills Test - Pass/Fail 

Oral Interview - (Passing score of 80% in this phase is required for advancement)

Police Chief’s Interview

Post-Offer Background Investigation

Psychological Examination

Post-Offer Medical Examination including drug screening

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The expected duration of the selection process may take between 4 and 6 months.  Eligible candidates may remain on the active eligibility list throughout the active hiring process.  If a candidate does not successfully pass the examination process, the Town of Rocky Hill allows for re-application six (6) months from the date of the last oral board examination.  If the application or background investigation process reveals criminal activity involving a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or other activities inconsistent with standards of the department or POSTC, which effectively render the candidate ineligible for appointment to a position within the department at this time or in the future, the candidate will be so notified in writing. 

Please direct questions regarding this position to bklett@rockyhillct.gov


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