Employment Opportunities

Description : The Police Department is looking for a full-time Emergency Dispatcher. This position works in a fast-paced, stressful environment; the successful candidate must have the ability to multitask, maintain focus and remain calm under emergency conditions despite many interruptions. The position will require working rotating 12-hour shifts, weekends and holidays.

Individuals hired for this position must pass a drug test, audiology exam and a background check.

The position pays $24.60 per hour.

Duties of this position include answering all incoming 911 and non-emergency calls to the Police Department, monitoring telephone and police radio and dispatching police and other emergency response vehicles. Other duties include maintaining a log of radio and telephone communications, location of personnel and equipment, maintaining contact with responding personnel, entering data into standard department forms, monitoring individuals in holding cells and performing other related duties as assigned.

High school diploma or equivalent, 2-3 years of emergency dispatch experience and proficiency in keyboarding are required. Ability to use Microsoft Office products proficiently and the ability to learn new software quickly are highly desired. Prior experience working with the public in person and on the phone is highly desired.

This position also requires the ability to remain calm under stressful situations, the ability to speak clearly and concisely, the ability to work well with others and the ability to be available during emergencies.

The dispatcher works in an office setting and is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds. The position has frequent public contact.

Contact :

Applicants can access and complete the City's employment application here. Applications may be faxed to 314-738-2422, mailed to Human Resources at 11911 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO  63043 or emailed to hr@marylandheights.com

EOE: Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet

The City of Maryland Heights conducts drug testing in accordance with 49 C.F.R. PARTS 40, Part 29, and 655 as Amended, and FMCSA 382.

Deadline for Applying : Mar 2, 2021 04:04 PM