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Lewiston/Auburn Emergency Communications Services 9-1-1 Telecommunicator vacancy
The Lewiston-Auburn Emergency Communication Center, one of the busiest 9-1-1 call taking and dispatching centers in Maine, is accepting applications for Public Safety Telecommunicators. Public Safety Telecommunicators (or dispatchers) provide emergency and non-emergency communications services for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services to the cities of Lewiston and Auburn and the town of Poland.
This position requires significant written and oral communications skills and use of radio, teletype, computers and the enhanced 9-11 telephone system. Applicants must be able to perform as an integral part of a team and work effectively under stress in a fast-paced, multi-disciplined environment that routinely handles life and death situations. A strict attention to detail is essential for direct entry of information into computers as received. In addition, the ability to monitor radio communications and filter the information while multi-tasking is a must. Candidate must also be willing to work a variable, flexible schedule as this is a 24/7 facility.
Good health, high school diploma (or GED) and exemplary background are required. Candidates must work well with the public and with public safety officials and organizations. Applicants must be willing to submit to a written and physical examination, as well as a background check. Candidates will be tested for a keyboard skill requirement of 30 WPM. Prior dispatch and/or communications skills are helpful, but
These union positions are shift positions, and require night, weekend and holiday shifts, as well as periodic forced overtime. Salary starts at $16.22 per hour with step increases, plus excellent benefits.
Interested candidates may email their application along with their cover letter and resume to 911Admin@auburnmaine.gov. Please visit our website at http://www.auburnmaine.gov/pages/government/9-1-1-employment to view the selection process, job description, a self-questionnaire and employment application. The deadline for applications is June 12, 2017.
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