Buxton - Dispatcher Wanted to Join Our Team

The Town of Buxton has an immediate opening for a highly motivated full-time dispatcher to join our team of emergency communications professionals. Located 15 miles west of Portland, Buxton is a rural community encompassing 41 square miles with a population of 8,000+ residents. The Buxton Dispatch Center offers 24/7 dispatching services for police, fire, and rescue. Buxton dispatch is not an Emergency Medical Dispatch certified center.

SUMMARY OF POSITION Under general supervision, dispatchers serve the public by receiving both emergency and non - emergency calls for service and obtaining vital information while dispatching Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Calls. Dispatchers must maintain and retrieve records and secure information for dissemination to patrol units and other department personnel.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS Candidates must be 21 years of age and hold an active Maine driver's license. A High School diploma or equivalent is required; an associate's degree in criminal justice or communications is preferred. Candidates shall not have a criminal or adverse traffic record and will be required to pass a polygraph, medical, psychological test, and extensive background check. Applicant must possess excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to maintain control and multi-task in fast-paced, high stress situations. A dispatcher must exercise good judgement and make immediate decisions.

BENEFITS The Town of Buxton offers a competitive wage package with a higher starting wage of up to $55,000 for experienced dispatchers at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Incentive pay includes stipends for education and Emergency Medical Dispatcher or Emergency Medical Technician Certification. Paid time off includes vacation and sick time. Worked holidays are paid at an overtime rate.

The Town of Buxton offers health, dental and optical insurance, short-term and long-term insurance. Current retirement plans include Maine State Retirement or a 457-compensation plan.

If you would like to join our team, please submit a cover letter with completed application to: Buxton Police Department Attn: Chief Troy A. Cline 185 Portland Road Buxton, Maine 04093 tcline@pd.buxton.me.us

Applications can be found on the department’s website under "Forms" and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Town of Buxton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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