The City of Pittsfield seeks to hire an Emergency Public Safety Dispatcher. Public safety duties include answering emergency 911 calls, and dispatching appropriate Pittsfield Police, Fire and Emergency Medical System (EMS) services. Dispatchers also answer Police non-emergency phones, enter information in computer databases, retrieve information from local, state, and national computer networks, administrative record keeping, plus other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police. Knowledge of Pittsfield streets and landmarks is important, as well as related experience or education in Criminal Justice, Fire science, Emergency Management, or Emergency Medical Technician.
We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a multicultural work force, excellence in public service, and on-going mutual respect in our working relationships. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, bilingualists, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply for our open positions - recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.
This is an office-based job in a dynamic municipal building. While performing the duties of the Emergency Public Safety Dispatcher, the incumbent is required to: interact and communicate frequently with the public, government officials, other staff members and boards, and/or third parties transacting business with the City.
Operates standard office equipment including computers and keyboards at efficient speed, maintain a clean and orderly workspace and move throughout the municipal building which may include flights of stairs. Lifts/moves objects weighing up to 10-20 pounds.
37.5 Per week
Dispatchers work a 4 days on, 2 off schedule, including weekends and holidays. During training, work may be on all 3 shifts. Shift assignments to days, evenings, or overnights are re-bid annually by seniority.
Starting salary $19.63 - $20.83 per hour
Annual increases up to $27.99 per hour
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 @ 4:00pm
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