Public Safety Dispatcher - Sanford , ME

August 29, 2019

Sanford ,ME

Public Safety Dispatcher


Public Safety Dispatcher


The City of Sanford is accepting applications for positions for anticipated full-time Public Safety Dispatchers with the Sanford Regional Communications Center. 


The successful applicant will be responsible for the operation of communication equipment, receiving and transmitting routine and emergency requests for law enforcement, fire, rescue and/or emergency assistance in a coordinated and calm manner; to monitor public safety frequencies and to operate complex teletype and video terminals for automated information retrieval.


Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Applicants currently E-911 and EMD certified preferred.  Working knowledge of IMC is also desirable.  Selected candidates will have to pass a multiple-step screening process including a polygraph exam. Applicants MUST successfully pass the City of Sanford Public Safety Dispatcher Assessment and MCJA ALERT Test in order to be considered.  All instructions are included in the instruction packet.


The City of Sanford is offering a $5,000 signing bonus to currently qualified dispatchers in the State of Maine who can qualify as a cleared dispatcher at the Sanford Regional Communications Center within the first two months.  $2,500 will be paid upon clearance and $2,500 will be paid upon completing a successful six month probationary period.  This bonus is not paid to anyone who leaves employment as a dispatcher with the SRCC after this posting date for a period of one year.  The City of Sanford will pay $1,000 finder’s fee to any SRCC dispatcher for recruiting a qualified dispatcher as stated above who is hired and cleared to dispatch at SRCC.  This finder’s fee is payable upon the clearance of the recruit.   The recruit is responsible for naming who brought them into the SRCC.  


The City of Sanford offers a competitive salary and an environment conducive to personal growth. Additional compensation package includes: educational incentives, annual holiday buy out, annual sick time buy out and telephone allowance. The SRCC provides a 3-12 hour and 1-4 hour shift schedule per week.


Application and instruction packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department or online @ under the Employment Opportunities icon.

Applications will be reviewed as received


Applications and Resumes may be sent to:

Human Resources Department

City of Sanford, Maine

919 Main Street

Sanford, Maine 04073


Post: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Deadline:  Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 4:30 PM


The City of Sanford is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
October 25, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.