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City of Worcester Regional Dispatcher Apprentice in Worcester, Massachusetts

The City of Worcester is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Regional Dispatcher Apprentice in the Department of Emergency Communications. Under the general direction of the Senior Regional Dispatcher, the position is responsible for receiving and transmitting information accurately and rapidly via communications equipment for Police, Fire and EMS. All Police, Fire, and 9-1-1 calls are received and dispatched from a state-of the art emergency Communications Center. Bilingual, multicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS: \ Operate a computer-aided-dispatch (CAD) system \ Answer emergency and non-emergency telephone calls promptly and courteously \ Obtain complete information from callers and make a rapid and accurate determination of the nature and priority of each call \ Select and dispatch the most appropriate emergency response unit(s) in accordance with established user-agency policies and procedures \ Monitor safety of field personnel and dispatches assistance as required \ Special projects as assigned by supervisor and perform other related duties REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: \ Ability to learn and understand Department policy, procedures, and equipment \ Demonstrated computer proficiency; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) \ Excellent verbal and written communications skills \ Strong organizational skills and flexibility; detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy \ Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality \ Ability to complete projects with limited supervision \ Ability to work independently and as part of a team \ Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with diverse and vulnerable populations \ Ability to pass State 911 and APCO Certification \ Ability to pass a CORI to become CJIS Certified MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: \ High school diploma or equivalent \ Ability to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, holidays. Overtime required \ Excellent communication skills PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: \ Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Education, Public Administration, or a related field \ Up to date State 911/APCO Certifications \ One (1) year of experience working with diverse and vulnerable populations \ One (1) year of experience working in a dispatch or call center environment SALARY RANGE: \$26.44-\$32.38 hourly, full-time, with an excellent benefits package. Click Here to Apply