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Department Recruitment Opportunities

Scituate Police Department

Accepting Applications/Resumes for:


Experienced Casual Per Diem Emergency Services Dispatcher

Starting Salary Range: $18.31 - $21.21 per hour

(Based on experience)


The Scituate Police Department is accepting applications for the position of casual Per Diem Dispatcher with previous experience for our combined police/fire dispatch center. The number of shifts that will become available will vary from month to month depending on shift vacancies. The hiring process will be done by a hiring panel. The panel will review and rate submitted applications and resumes, and then invite a limited number of prospective candidates for an oral interview. Hiring selection(s) for this position will be based off of the application, resume, previous experience, and interview results.  This is a non-union position.


Applicants MUST:


  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Read, write, and speak English fluently

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Possess strong communication skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in written and verbal formats

  • Be able to dispatch Police, Fire, and EMS calls

  • Have the ability to operate radio, telephone and computer systems simultaneously  under routine, emergency, and high stress conditions

  • Have knowledge of handling situations where mutual aid from other agencies may be required

  • Be able to assist public with walk-in reports and/or general information

  • Have adequate hearing, manual dexterity and mental disposition

  • Be willing to work all hours/shifts including nights, weekends and holidays

  • Have reliable transportation


  • Resumes should include any and all skills relevant to this position (IMC, RILETS/NCIC,

I AM Responding etc…). Applications are available at the Dispatch Center, 116 Main Street Hope, RI or online at www. Scituatepd.org.


Upon being hired, Per Diem employees will undergo and must pass a thorough background investigation and be required to successfully complete a paid training period.


Please send applications and resumes to:


Scituate Police Department

116 Main St.

Hope, RI 02831


Or via email:


The Scituate Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer