Branford 911 Dispatch

Town of Branford Job Announcement
Posting Date: August 5, 2020
Closing Date: September 20, 2020 at 11:59PM

Job Title: 911 Dispatcher
Department/Location: Police Department / 33 Laurel Street
Union Affiliation: Dispatchers
Employment Type: Full Time
Hours per Week: 40
Pay Scale: $49,036 - $57,407
The Branford Police Department is participating in the Connecticut Police Chief’s (CPCA) hiring consortium. All candidates must successfully take and pass the CPCA Dispatcher’s Exam prior to application. The exam is held currently being held online. Please visit for more information on the exam and to apply.

1. Applicants must pass the CPCA Dispatcher written exam with a score of 70% to become eligible to submit an application.
2. Applications are submitted at
3. Applicants are selected to participate in an oral interview panel.
4. Chief’s Interview.
5. Successful completion of a background investigation.
6. Psychological screening.
7. Drug screen and ongoing randomized testing.

Summary of Job:
To perform a variety of duties involved in the receipt and dispatch of incoming emergency 911 calls for police, emergency medical and fire services and other emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance. Dispatches public service units as necessary and in accordance with established policies and procedures. Uses computer integrated telecommunications systems to coordinate emergency calls. Relays information and assistance requests involving other law enforcement and/or fire department agencies. Receives and processes requests for information in the Connecticut On-Line Law Enforcement Communications Teleprocessing (COLLECT) system and from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer databases. Monitors communication center security equipment, internal and external security cameras and reports and logs suspicious acts, persons and events. Process public safety provider requests for wrecker and transportation services; perform other duties as assigned. (The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

See attached document for a full job description.
The Town offers a wide variety of benefits including: Medical & Dental Insurance, Term Life Insurance, Pension, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, etc.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Town of Branford reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be considered for the position. The files of all qualified candidates will be maintained for a minimum of six months from the announcement date. All candidates must successfully pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a substance abuse test given at the Town's expense. The Town of Branford conducts background investigations for all positions prior to hiring. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate from further consideration.


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