Shelton - Dispatcher

Job Overview

Department Shelton Police Department
TypeDispatcher
Job TitleDispatcher
Salary$46,819 to $55,738
Deadline May 3, 2019 5:30 PM Eastern
Contactj.bashar@cityofshelton.org
Location Shelton, CT
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Notice: This job closes at 5:30 PM Eastern on May 3, 2019

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Job Announcement

Shelton Police Department, CT Public Safety JobsCITY OF SHELTON

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 

POLICE DISPATCHER

The City of Shelton is accepting applications for an open competitive position as Dispatcher to work within the Shelton Police Department. Interested candidates must apply by filing an application with PoliceApp.com and take the CPCA Dispatcher written test, which is scheduled for April 20, 2019 at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and will be administered at Tyrell Middle School (Cafeteria), Wolcott, CT.  The cost of said test is $95, which will be paid to PoliceApp.com by the applicant. 

HOW TO APPLY: 

The City of Shelton will be accepting applications via PoliceApp.com.   The application can be obtained and filed via the following link:

www.PoliceApp.com/SheltonCT 

The City of Shelton will not be accepting applications, unless filed with PoliceApp.com. The application will be filed with PoliceApp.com after the written test.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:   

Receives and transmits emergency and administrative messages over a combined police, fire, and medical communications systems.  The Police Dispatcher Job Description is attached hereto, describing the examples of duties, supervision received, and a more detailed job description, which terms and conditions will apply to each candidate hired. 

JOB CLASSIFICATION: 

Admin-Clerical Union Job Classification “D” with an annual salary of $46,819 to $55,738 based on education & experience.  This position comes with standard City of Shelton benefits package. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Technical skills and knowledge acquired from prior communications experience or on-the-job training.
  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively under stressful conditions and ability to type and operate CAD System and basic computer system. 
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the road network(s) and locations of primary government buildings, schools, bodies of water, fire stations, etc. located in the City of Shelton.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING:

  • Graduated from High School or the equivalent (GED).
  • Prior communications and dispatching experience and knowledge of Public Safety Operations desirable.

MERIT SYSTEM TESTING: 

The top 15 candidates who successfully pass the written test will be invited to take an Oral Interview Test, at which time a resume will be required and additional personal information.  A combined score of the written and oral test will determine the ranking assigned to each candidate.  The top 10 candidates will remain on a certified hiring list for at least one year from which, the City will hire as positions may open.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 

6 months after successful completion of the following additional certification and training: NIMS 100 and NIMS 700 training; a three day NCIC course, a public safety tele-communicator training class and successful completion of a NG-911 training module.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 

Applications will be accepted for this position until 5:30 PM May 3, 2019, however, each candidate must take the CPCA Dispatcher written test to qualify for oral examination. 

 

THE CITY OF SHELTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to j.bashar@cityofshelton.org


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