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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dispatcher in Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Job Number: 23792

  • Functional Area: Campus Police

  • Department: MIT Police

  • School Area: Executive Vice President

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: see description section below

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    Job Description

DISPATCHER, MIT Police-Communications Center (MITCC), to handle telephone calls and texts to the MITCC. Emergency and non-emergency telephone calls are received, triaged, and dispatched by radio or referral to outside response agencies where applicable. Will be responsible for the initial deployment of and continued communication with first responders (police and EMS) for emergencies and all calls for service; disseminating the immediate life safety message--via MIT Alert--to the MIT community; monitoring an extensive and expanding network of building security alarms, the campus-wide emergency alert notification system, access control systems, critical building system alarms, and an expanding network of video security; and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma/GED; one year of related experience; computer proficiency; knowledge of or ability to learn computer-aided dispatch and records management system, Massachusetts Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) terminal, computerized alarm monitoring system, computerized access control system, and any future systems; ability to multitask, function effectively under stressful conditions, and maintain strict confidentially; excellent written and oral English communication skills; and good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people. Must successfully pass and maintain CJIS operator certification within the first thirty days of employment. PREFERRED: ability to operate a computer-aided dispatch system while simultaneously speaking on the telephone and radio; APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator 1 and NAED Emergency Medical certifications; understanding of the Clery Law and experience in any public safety field, i.e., fire, EMS, industrial security; a valid U.S. driver's license; and CPR certification or ability to obtain (training provided). Job #23792-5The work schedule is a 4&2. Must be able to work additional hours and any shift as operational needs require. This schedule may be irregular and include working weekends, holidays, and emergency closings. Base hourly rate: $22.27 - 30.60Must pass a professionally administered drug and alcohol exam, background investigation, and criminal records check, including fingerprint-supported checks of state and FBI registries. 3/4/24