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Owen Sound Police Service

For Immediate Release


Job Posting: Part-Time Experienced Dispatcher

Experienced Part-Time Dispatcher

The Owen Sound Police Service requires a Part-Time Experienced Dispatcher. Under the direction of their supervisor, this position will be responsible for administrative and emergency call-taking and dispatching in the computerized Communications Centre. This position involves shift work, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

To be considered for this position, the applicant must;

• Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
• Have 3-5 years of experience in a Police, Fire or Ambulance dispatch role;
• Possess a minimum Grade 12 education or equivalent;
• Possess accurate and proficient computer and keyboarding skills and the ability to multitask;
• Be of good moral character and habits and have no criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted;
• Have excellent interpersonal and strong decision-making skills;
• Preference will be given to applicants with experience in emergency response, distress situations, and high-stress call centre and shift environments;
• Completion of the 911 & Emergency Service Communications program is an asset.

Job tasks include. but are not limited to; operating a multi-line telephone system, answering 911 and non-emergency calls, monitoring police radio traffic, operating police radios, dispatching patrol officers to calls for service, and coordinating responses with Fire and Emergency Services.

Successful candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check and Critical Testing.

Please submit your resume and cover letter for this position, referencing Job #2024-PS03, to the undersigned via email:

Craig Ambrose
Chief of Police
Owen Sound Police Service

No phone inquiries, please. We thank all applicants who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available, upon request, in relation to materials or processes to be used throughout the hiring process.

The Owen Sound Police Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation, applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used strictly for candidate selection.

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