Emergency Communications Dispatcher - Town of Scarborough

The Town of Scarborough is seeking applicants for a full-time Emergency Communications Dispatcher to join the Public Safety team. Our new state-of-the-art Public Safety facility and emergency communications center is open and ready.

WHY SCARBOROUGH COMMUNICATIONS: Scarborough Communications is a community-oriented department that thrives on serving the Towns of Scarborough, Old Orchard Beach and Buxton.  Our dispatch schedule consists of 5 days on, 2 days off consecutively.  Our new state of the art public safety building includes a state of the art dispatch center, fitness room (which can be used on duty) and training rooms. Scarborough Communications is a rapidly growing Emergency Communications Center with professional career advancement opportunities outside the traditional Emergency Dispatcher role. 

ATTENTION LATERAL APPLICANTS: Scarborough Communications is seeking motivated people who want to be part of our growing department.  We will offer an expedited hiring process to those who are certified dispatchers. Competitive lateral transfer packages that include pay steps based on years of experience, and time off available as of the first day of employment.

EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE: The Town of Scarborough offers a competitive starting salary of up to $50,024/year and lateral transfer up to $74,086/year based on experience plus ample overtime opportunities.  The Town of Scarborough provides its dispatchers multiple retirement options, including MainePERS Special Plan 3C (25yr, 66%, NO age), 457b with employer contribution, 401a with employer contribution, as well as Retirement Health Savings. Included with the comprehensive benefits package is paid time off consisting of 13 floating holidays, 8-16 hours/month vacation, 8 hours/month sick time as well as 32 hours/annually of personal time, and the opportunity to earn compensatory time. New employees are eligible for time off as of the first day of employment. Excellent low rate healthcare, dental, vision, income protection and other supplemental benefits are available, such as college stipend, class reimbursement, and a comprehensive wellness program. For more information on Scarborough Collective Bargaining Agreements, click here.

Apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/townofscarborough/onlineapp/

Applications must be received by Sunday, August 21st, 2022. For additional information call (207) 730-4025 or email hr@scarboroughmaine.org.  Additionally, to learn more about a career in Emergency Communications or to tour our Emergency Communications Center, please call Emergency Communications Manager Joseph Thornton, (207) 730-4352 or email jthornton@scarboroughmaine.org

-Equal Opportunity Employer-

Scarborough is a diverse community with a commitment to the quality of life and the environment.  Scarborough offers lovely sandy beaches, the largest saltwater marsh in Maine, and the rocky coastline made famous by a local artist, Winslow Homer. We also have a balance with our commercial businesses. We are a suburban community that offers open spaces, parks and recreational areas for our residents and visitors.

Scarborough is conveniently located in Cumberland County in southern Maine, approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland. It is just a short drive to Portland and the Maine Mall with easy access to the Maine Turnpike, Portland Jetport and now passenger rail service to Boston and points south. The Scarborough Town Hall is located at 259 U.S. Route 1, just south of the junction of Route 1 and Black Point Road/Gorham Road.

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