City of Ellsworth

The City of Ellsworth Police Department seeks an enthusiastic professional to serve as dispatcher for the Police Department, Fire Department and rescue service. Successful candidate must perform a variety of highly responsible tasks often involving emergency situations.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Receiving calls, alarms and radio messages and responding by sending appropriate personnel and equipment to locations as necessary. Calls are often of an emergency nature and must be dealt with in a calm and efficient manner;
• Maintains daily log of all calls and radio transmissions;
• Receives all visitors to the department, provides assistance, or re-directs to the appropriate department member;
• Retrieves information for officers in the field and assists in preparation of police reports;
• Handles incoming calls for various public safety agencies and dispatches mutual aid situations through the county.
Applicants for the position must meet the following requirements; be a U.S. Citizen, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be at least 20 years old, be of unimpeachable character (never convicted of any felony or any crime involving moral turpitude, or be a habitual traffic violator), have the ability to use computers and radios.

Application Procedure: submit written application on forms provided by the City (which can be picked up at the Police Department or obtained on-line on the City of Ellsworth website –; pass an oral examination; pass any written examinations or job related tests required by the position; pass a thorough background investigation, submit copies of diplomas, certificates of training, etc. related to the qualifications of the position; pass a polygraph examination (if required) and be in sufficient health necessary to perform the tasks associated with the job.

Preference will be given to applicants who have prior dispatch experience and/or have Limited Access and Certified Terminal Operator Certification.

Submit applications and resume to: Chief Glenn Moshier
City of Ellsworth, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, ME 04605 ATTN: Chief Moshier
The City of Ellsworth offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The City of Ellsworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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