Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic County)

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Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic County)

Post by Raven » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:06 am


Communications Officer/Dispatcher

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Egg Harbor Township Police Department is hiring part-time Public Safety dispatchers with the possibility of turning into full-time positions. Preference is given to Egg Harbor Township residents. Applicants must hold New Jersey certifications as a 911 Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD). We are an equal opportunity employer.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST: Click Here to download and print a list of the documents that you will be required to produce for this process upon request.

Job Description

The Communications Officer is under the direction of the Communications Supervisor, receives citizen and field personnel telephone complaints and telephone requests for police, fire and emergency medical services and assistance; processes messages and refers same to appropriate police, fire and emergency medical services personnel for action. Other related duties include the following functions:

1. Receives direct citizen telephone complaints and telephone requests for police assistance, and may simultaneously enter the information into the computer style keyboard and computer aided dispatch system.

2. Determines the nature of the call and initiates action by making CAD entry or pertinent media noting time of call, details of complaint, classification of complaint and forwards to the appropriate police personnel or to the appropriate fire and emergency medical service agency for action.

3. Collates dispatch actions, and records same on proper forms for police, fire, and EMS.

4. Receives requests for name checks and/or license number checks from police field personnel, and processes requests through the NCIC and local base.

5. Completes necessary records and files relative to these calls.

6. Forwards, upon citizen request, certain routine, repetitive, and cleared information, and forwards requests for classified information to proper police section.

7. Maintains an assuring and calming attitude during periods of stress and emergency.

8. Ascertains proper addresses and information to avoid unnecessary delays for police responses.

9. Screens calls to initiate proper chain of action.

10. Maintains all necessary records and files.

11. Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.


Be a U.S. citizen
Preference to Egg Harbor Township Residents
Be at least 18 years of age.
Possess a valid New Jersey driver's license.
Must pass a written examination.
Must pass a typing indicator test.
Must possess State Emergency Medical Dispatch and 911 Dispatch certifications.*
Must be of sound moral character verified by a background investigation
Must pass an oral interview with the commander of the Police & Community Services Bureau.
Must be able to work shift work.

Benefits & Incentives

Receive a salary during your Police Department training.
Receive full medical benefits for you and your family.
Receive full dental coverage for you and your family.
Receive Eye coverage for you and your family.
Receive 10 vacation days during your first year of service.
Retirement after 30 years of service at age 65 with a full pension.
Uniform Allowance - $350.00


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Part Time

$15.00 per hour


Recruitment Contact:

Supervisor Matthew Cochrane #15967
Police Communication
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

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