The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the position of full-time Emergency Dispatcher. The intent of this process is to establish a hiring eligibility list for the position of Full-Time Dispatcher. The dispatch center operates 7 days a week and requires availability to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays. Starting wage is $16.36 per hour; $17.18 after 60 days; $21.01 after 12 months. Top pay $22.60 at the conclusion of current bargaining agreement. Full benefit package and retirement benefits. Previous dispatch experience is preferred but is not required.
The Dispatch Center currently provides dispatching services for The Huron Township Police and Fire Departments, The Sumpter Township Police and Fire Departments, and the Metro Parks Police Department.
Applications and personal history statements are available at the Police station or accessed online at http://hurontownship-mi.gov/PoliceDepartment/Employment.aspx
Questions about this position can be directed to Director of Public Safety Everette Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position serves as a centralized communications agent involving police and related public safety personnel to emergency situations.
Works under the general guidance and direction of the Communications Administrator or the Officer-in-Charge.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS
All of the following functions, qualifications, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities are essential. An employee in this position, upon appointment, must have the equivalent of the following:
• Operates police and fire radio; receives requests for police or fire services or information by telephone; connects incoming calls to appropriate parties, provides routine police information, or takes other appropriate action(s).
• Maintains radio contact with uniform police and fire units; dispatches police and/or fire units, relays correct information to responding units.
• Exhibits behavior consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the Huron Township Department of Public Safety.
• Maintains contact with other public safety agencies. Maintains log, radio transmissions, and records of occurrences in the CAD system.
• Enters queries and receives responses from Law Enforcement Information Network to provide a variety of information on vehicles or individuals stopped or under surveillance by patrol units.
• Monitors weather information and activates the outdoor weather sirens when applicable.
• Monitors prisoners in lockup using building security camera system as well as audio contact.
• Demonstrates a commitment to provide and require excellent customer service through cooperative team and individual efforts.
• Physically and mentally capable of performing all the duties of the classification.
An employee in the class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience:
• Graduation from a senior high school or vocations school and, preferably, some experience in radio dispatching work.
• Possess above average interpersonal skills
• Ability to make critical decisions in a timely manner.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
An employee in this position spends nearly all of their time at the front desk/dispatch center with a controlled climate. They may sit and work on a computer for extended periods of time, talk on the phone, radio, or in person. This job entails shift work including holidays and weekend.
Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety