This full-time career position involves the appropriate call handling of both emergency and non-emergency requests for police, fire, and emergency medical services, and determining the nature and urgency of those calls. The position requires a considerable degree of initiative and independent judgment within procedural boundaries in responding to emergency and non-emergency situations. The dispatcher is also the first point of contact for those that come to the police station seeking assistance.
Applicants must have strong computer literacy/data entry skills, the ability to multi-task in a sometimes stressful environment, excellent communications skills, and the ability to work various shifts which include weekends and holidays. Applicants must also be able to sit for extended periods of time, while viewing multiple monitors and maintaining multiple databases simultaneously.
The position requires the successful completion of a thorough background investigation, the ability to achieve National Crime Information Center certification, and a minimum education of a high school diploma or G.E.D.
The City of Montpelier is an equal opportunity employer. Applications can be obtained at the Montpelier Police Department or from the City of Montpelier’s web page and should be submitted to the address below. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Applications must be submitted to:
Chief Anthony J. Facos
Montpelier Police Department
1 Pitkin Court
Montpelier, VT 05602