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Police Communications Dispatcher (Washington DC, MD)

compensation: Annual salary range of $55,037 to $83,124.
employment type: full-time

Job Summary

The Police Communications Specialist position plays a critical role in the success of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA's) Metro Transit Police Department. Police Communication Specialists are responsible for answering and dispatching the appropriate Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical Services personnel for calls received by Metro customers and employees. The Police Communications Unit operates 365 days per year to ensure the safety of our riders. Metro is seeking dependable professionals with a background in emergency services dispatching to fill several open positions. This position offers an annual salary range of $55,037 to $83,124. WMATA offers a rich benefit package to include health, dental, group life insurance, paid holidays, annual and sick leave, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and 401A Retirement Plan as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and free transportation on Metrobus and rail.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation from high school or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED).


  • Minimum of one (1) year of public safety dispatching, to include 6 months of call taking experience in a public safety environment,


  • Minimum of two (2) recent, consecutive years of call taking experience in a public safety environment will be considered.


  • Must attend training to attain and maintain certifications from Maryland and Washington, DC which allows incumbent access to criminal justice databases, used daily while on duty (WALES and METERS). A passing score on the test(s) issued by each state/jurisdiction is required to obtain the initial certification, as well as bi-annual recertification to remain a valid user of the system.

Other Requirements

  • Candidate must have never been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Candidate must pass an extensive background check.
  • May be required to work variable shifts as needed, at times during inclement weather and when necessary, work extended tours of duty without notice.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 7292263684



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