North Smithfield and Rescue Service, Inc. - Fire Department Dispatcher

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Job Overview

Department North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Service, Inc.
Job TitleFire Department Dispatcher
Salary17.55 P/HR
Registration Fee$35.00
Location North Smithfield, RI

Job Announcement

North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Service, Inc., RI Public Safety Jobs

Job Announcement


The North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Service is taking applications for part time Fire Department Dispatcher.  

Available hours:  Up to 24 hours per week, days and nights.

Dispatchers schedule: 12 hour shifts, 07:00 to 19:00 and 19:00 to 07:00, 7 days a week.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license.
  • Must be a United States citizen.

Applicants being considered for hire must submit to and pass a thorough criminal background check. 

Preferred skills:  Familiarity with Fire Department operations, familiarity with operating radio equipment, capable operating telephone systems, capable of handling multiple phone calls, capable of multi tasking, familiarity with the IMC/Tri-Tech reporting system, possess good computer skills, possess minimal typing skills, capable of working under stressful situations, capable of making independent decisions under stressful conditions, capable of handling the general public in a respectful and professional manner.

The North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Dispatch Center is located at 675 St. Paul Street, (Station-1).

The Department operates on the RISCON 800 MGHZ digital system as it's primary network and a VHF frequency as a secondary network.

Dispatchers are responsible for Fire Department operations only and handle an average of 3500 calls for service per year.

All applications must be submitted by: 3/21/2023

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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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