Public Safety Dispatcher - Saco


The City of Saco is accepting applications for a full-time Public Safety Dispatcher.  This position specializes in responding to emergency and routine communications for the City and its residents.  Dispatchers are responsible for: the receipt and processing of citizen complaints, via the telephone system, E911 emergency phone system, or by way of personal contact at the Police Department; creating and maintaining records of the department which relate to the documentation for calls for service, fire and medical calls; operation of the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System and Telcom Fire System.

Dispatch personnel must be able to perform their duties without direct supervision and under a wide variety of conditions, and to prioritize all aspects of communication and make rapid decisions concerning the lives and safety of officers, firefighters, medical personnel and citizens.  Work requires a constant decision-making ability and independent judgment. 

Interested applicants should be comfortable in a fast-paced, high-call volume environment and must be self-motivated, decisive, and detail oriented.  Excellent people skills, the ability to multi-task and strong computer knowledge are essential. Successful candiate will be expected to complete certification courses and maintain certifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Saco is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.  We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.

Application Process

A complete application will include the completed employment application (found on the City's webiste at:  along with a letter of intent,  references and any required certifications.  Questions may be directed to the office of Human Resources at 207-710-5037.  Email applications may be submitted to:

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