Seeking candidates for full time public safety dispatcher.  Must be able to work various shifts in a fast paced work environment.  Computer and multi-tasking skills are required.  Operates communication equipment to receive incoming business and emergency calls and dispatches personnel and equipment to scene or relays calls to field units or personnel. Receives and prioritizes emergency and non-emergency calls on a multi-line phone console and 911 system, gathers necessary information and alerts appropriate responders; answers routine calls for service, questions and other administrative calls; refers to appropriate agency or person as necessary; provides preliminary first aid, CPR instructions and other emergency medical dispatch services. High School diploma or GED equivalent and some knowledge of telecommunications, office procedures and computers required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge of computers and telecommunications or radios required. Ability to maintain composure and control under adverse conditions and to cope with calls and contacts firmly, courteously, confidentially, tactfully and with respect for the rights of citizens required. Ability to type with speed and accuracy required. Some knowledge of the geography of the City and surrounding area is required. Possession of or ability to obtain NH SPOTS Certification is required. Basic EMT certification preferred. Applicants must pass physical exam (including drug screening), psychological testing, and background investigation.  The City offers a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, NH Retirement System, and optional 457 retirement plans.

Details and applications available online at http://www.somersworth.com/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities or in the Human Resources Office in City Hall. 

Submit application/resume to the Human Resources Manager, 1 Government Way, Somersworth, NH 03878.

Applications will be reviewed as received, applications will be accepted until filled.


City of Somersworth
Close Date: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
$18.74 to $24.57