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State of Massachusetts Public Safety Dispatcher I in Middleton, Massachusetts

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Receive, review and transmit emergency-related and law enforcement-related communications by operating emergency 9-1-1 communication systems, computer systems, telephone networks, and a worldwide police telecommunications system in order to disseminate information on emergencies, answer complaints, and transmit broadcast orders to coordinate the dispatching of public safety personnel. Receive, review and transmit emergency and non-emergency test calls to ensure proper operation, location information and routing. 2. Provide information via communications systems to coordinate the activities of emergency and other public safety personnel who are engaged in responding to critical incidents and major threats to public safety and/or security such as natural disasters, fires, domestic abuse reports, emergency medical situations, psychological commitments, vehicle pursuits, surveillance, searches, safety hazards, etc., 3. Respond to requests for information from agencies relative to missing or wanted individuals, criminal histories, stolen property, sensitive intelligence on subjects such as drug interdiction and terrorist activities, etc. 4. Utilize numerous federal, state and municipal law enforcement and emergency communication systems for the purpose of receiving, evaluating and forwarding information to other federal, state, municipal and international law enforcement and emergency response or management agencies, which includes utilizing the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS). CJIS comprises, but is not limited to, in-state systems such as the Board of Probation (BOP) files, the Warrant Management Systems (WMS) and the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) files, and national/interstate law enforcement information systems such as the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Interstate Identification Index (Ill), and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems (Nlets). 5. Assist with coordination and mobilization of rescue, fire and emergency medical services on a regional and statewide basis and participate in coordination of emergency and non-emergency responses when required. 6. Respond to incoming requests for information from other agencies, news media and the general public to provide both law enforcement-oriented and general information about topics such as weather conditions, road conditions and travel directions. Pre-Employment Requirements - Candidates must pass a pre-employment screening which includes: 1) Drug screening; 2) A criminal records check based upon fingerprint examination; 3) A background check to include criminal, employment, personal and, if applicable, military service history; and 4) For positions in the Public Safety Dispatcher Series, a hearing test to establish capacity to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, in varying sound environments. Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. 7. Provide administrative assistance and maintain records and files of radio transmissions and messages received and/or transmitted via computer, telecommunications and 911 network systems. Perform routine clerical duties such as sorting, organizing, and copying files and reports, and producing copies of call recordings that have been stored on electronic media to fulfill records requests and to assist with recordkeeping for the communications center. 8. Operate an emergency TTY/TDD system for the hearing impaired public and facilitate operation of a language line system for the non-English speaking public. 9. Testify in court as a material witness relative to work product and related activities when required. Pre-Employment Requirements - Candidates must pass a pre-employment screening which includes: 1) Drug screening; 2) A criminal records check based upon fingerprint examination; 3) A background check to include criminal, employment, personal and, if applicable, military service history; and 4) For positions in the Public Safety Dispatcher Series, a hearing test to establish capacity to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, in varying sound environments. Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. _To Apply:_ Please upload both Resume and Cover Letter for this position when applying. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the operation of communications systems, or in fast paced environments where multi-tasking is required, and (B) a high school diploma or certificate of graduation from a secondary education school or program recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.* * A Massachusetts High School Equivalency diploma, certificate of General Educational Development (GED), or an equivalent secondary education credential recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may also be accepted. Applicants are required to successfully complete a critical skills assessment prior to hire. Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment. Incumbents may become certified as a Communications Training Officer and/or obtain other related certification(s) via on-the-job training as determined by the Agency and must be able to obtain and maintain job-related certifications and/or credentials necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of their work assignment.. * * An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Exec Office Of Public Safety & Security *Title: *Public Safety Dispatcher I Location: Massachusetts-Middleton - 18 Manning Avenue Requisition ID: 210007TM

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