Public Safety Dispatcher

Deadline:

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Position Objectives:

Town of Charlestown

Police Department

 

The Town of Charlestown is presently accepting employment applications and resumes for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher. This is a union position with a starting salary of $45,068.00, and progressing over several annual steps to $55,332.00. There is a six month probationary phase upon employment, longevity increments after five years, and a generous benefit package. Eligible applicants must be at least twenty one (21) years of age, have a minimum of a high-school diploma or GED and possess excellent communication skills. Some experience in public safety dispatching or emergency services is preferred, but not required.

Charlestown Public Safety Dispatchers dispatch both police, fire and ambulance personnel to emergency and non-emergency calls for service. They are trained to operate radios and computers along with answering telephones on a regular basis. Candidates must be able to carry out oral and written instructions, efficiently and effectively handle public contact through telephone and walk-ins. Must have the ability to learn the operations of a base station radio, and our computer aided dispatch / records management system. Candidates must successfully complete a rigorous dispatch training program during their probationary phase. It is imperative that a successful candidate be able to multitask during stressful situations. The hours of work required are based on the public safety dispatcher's contract and will include day and/or evening shift work, holidays, weekends and emergency order-ins when necessary. Eligible applicants will undergo an extensive public safety background investigation and reference check prior to employment.

Applications are available on-line at http://www.charlestownri.gov. See “Town Jobs / Employment Application” or pick one up at the Charlestown Town Hall – Town Clerk’s Office at 4540 South County Trail or at the Charlestown Police Department at 4901 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Completed applications must be dropped off, mailed to the Charlestown Police Department at 4901 Old Post Road, or email to pgingerella@charlestownpolice.org no later than Friday May 25, 2024 at 4:00 PM. Direct any questions to Lt. Gingerella at (401) 213-6902. The Town of Charlestown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.