Bloomfield - Dispatcher

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Department Bloomfield Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
Salary$27.80 hourly
Deadline May 3, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Bloomfield, CT
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Bloomfield Police Department, CT



Full Time Dispatcher

 Full Time: 40 hours weekly; full benefited position

Mandatory Training Session-full time 12 week training session during 1st & 2nd shifts

 $27.80 hourly

The successful candidate will be responsible for operating the telephone, computer systems, multiple radio frequencies, recording systems and 911 phone systems.  Additional tasks include receiving and transmitting police, EMS, and Fire calls; dispatching service calls, inputting complaints and other data into computers, and interacting with the public. Varied clerical work will also be required. 


Must have a High School Diploma or GED with one year experience in dispatching, law enforcement or clerical work, and operation of personal computer or system computer, OR an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.


Written Examination: Town of Bloomfield is a Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) participating department.  OPEN TO CANDIDATES WITH A VALID CPCA WRITTEN SCORE OF AT LEAST 70%.   

Oral Panel Examination:  Candidates who have applied to the Town of Bloomfield Police Department and who successfully pass the CPCA examination with a score of at least 70% will progress to the oral panel examination.  The oral panel examinations will be held at the Town Hall.  Candidates taking the oral panel examination will be notified of the date and time via email.  


Residency/Military Veterans Requirement:  None:   Residents of Bloomfield & Military veterans will receive additional points on final passing scores.  Residents will be required to submit proof of residency with the Residency Form and Military veterans will be required to submit a DD-214 along with the Veterans Points Form prior to the ORAL BOARD EXAMINATION.  Please visit our website for the appropriate forms –

Criminal Convictions:  Candidates must have no criminal record revealing any conviction, under federal or state law, of any felony, or any conviction of any Class A or B misdemeanor, or of any crime in any other jurisdiction that would if committed in this state, constitute a Class A or B misdemeanor, or any act which would constitute perjury or false statements.  All other criminal records will be evaluated during the background investigation.

Background Investigation:  Candidates' background and character will be investigated, including criminal record, driving record, employment record, military record, educational record and other related areas.  Applicants are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.  A psychological evaluation will also be administered.


The Town of Bloomfield will be accepting application via  until midnight Monday, May 3, 2021.   Applications will only be accepted via  You MUST have received a CPCA written score of at least 70% to apply to the Bloomfield Police Department.  For information contact Human Resources Department located in the Town Hall Annex, 800 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, CT  06002. -  860-769-3544. 


Town of Bloomfield is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.  Minorities, women & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.   Persons with a disability who may need this information in an alternative format or who may need accommodations during the testing procedure should contact Cindy Coville, ADA Coordinator at 860-769-3538 or at

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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