Communications Center Specialist, Full-Time - Maine Turnpike Authority

The Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) seeks a full-time Communications Center Specialist in its 24-hour Traffic Management Center located in Portland, Maine. Position provides emergency and non-emergency communications services for police, fire and emergency medical personnel, MTA employees, and the public. Work involves control of communications (including various ITS), recording information into a computer aided dispatch system and a variety of databases, and ensuring the readiness of all advisory equipment utilized by the Maine Turnpike Authority.

Successful applicant with have strong interpersonal and communicative abilities, both oral and written, and strong listening ability. Applicants must have a working knowledge of the operation of a computer terminal along with considerable knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs, preferably Microsoft Word and Excel. Accurate keyboarding skills with minimum typing speed of 30 words per minute is required.

Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience working within a public safety dispatch center, traffic management center or with a computer aided dispatch system is required. Must successfully pass a criminal history and background check, and be able to handle high pressure situations.  Hours will vary and evenings, weekends and holiday work will be required. For complete job description, go to: Salary range is $21.47 to $25.83 plus a comprehensive benefits package. Interested applicants shall forward a cover letter and resume to:  

Maine Turnpike Authority
Human Resources Department
Attn: CCS
2360 Congress Street
Portland, ME  04102

Applicants may also submit materials via email to: No phone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.  

The Maine Turnpike Authority is an EEO Employer.

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