911 Center Dispatcher
Multiple Positions Open
Entry Level Dispatcher (no experience required) Starting Salary $36,960
Full time with Benefits
Certified 911 Dispatcher
Fully certified with ETC, EMD,EPD and EFD
$5,000 signing bonus
Minimum Starting Salary $37,884 May be higher based on Experience
Full time with Benefits
Hourly On Call 911 Dispatcher $17.77 per hour
Dorchester County 911 Center is an integrated primary 911 answering point and dispatch center, with responsibilities for law enforcement, fire, and EMS communications. Employees are required to work shift work as the Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Employees will be required to work nights, weekends and holidays. Employees operate a fully enhanced system where they view both the telephone number and address of where the call is originating.
For Certified Dispatchers: Applicants must have current ETC, EMD, EPD, and EFD certifications (will receive $2,000 immediate bonus upon hire at signing of 2 year contract). Prefer at least two years’ experience dispatching (will be hired at higher $31,688 starting salary with only 2 years of experience).
In order to be eligible for the immediate $2,000 signing bonus, individuals will be required to sign a two-year contract committing to work for Dorchester County Department of Emergency Services 911 Center, possess current ETC, EMD, and EFD certifications, and have 2 years of experience in 911 dispatching. Upon satisfactory completion of probation will receive an additional $1,500 bonus and upon the satisfactory completion of 2 full years as a 911 dispatcher will receive an additional $1,500 bonus.
For all positions: A complete background investigation will be conducted to include police/criminal, medical exam, drug screening and possible psychological exam in order to determine ability to perform job related functions.
Applications may be picked up in person, 911 Center, 829 Fieldcrest Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 or downloaded from the County website at www.dorchestercountymd.com under forms. Please make sure to select the 911 application and once completed with all required documentation return to Human Resources, 501 Court Lane, Cambridge, MD 21613. Applications will be accepted at any time.
PLEASE NOTE THAT COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION PACKET IS PART OF THE HIRING PROCESS AND FAILURE TO COMPLETE IN FULL MAY RESULT IN NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE WITH THE HIRING PROCESS. All requested documents must be attached to application.