Dispatcher - City of Nelson

City of Nelson

Nelson Police Department


Who are we?
Dispatchers are the first point of contact in an emergency. They take-charge of the situation and provide the caller with a re-assuring voice. Dispatchers are well trained professionals who get people the help they need. We work shoulder-toshoulder with police officers, fire fighters and other emergency services personnel. A dispatchers primary responsibility is to initiate the appropriate response in an emergency, whether that be police, fire or medical dispatch Are you ready to join our team and make a real difference in peoples' lives?

Are we the right fit for you?
  • Do you thrive in high pressure situations?
  • Do demanding and fast paced conditions excite you?
  • Are you able to remain calm when faced with high anxiety, emotional distress and fatigue in others?
  • Do you genuinely like people and are you empathetic?
  • Do you have the ability to diffuse conflict?
  • Are you able to be respectful and assertive at the same time?
  • Are you quick with questions and can you summarize the information you hear?
  • Are you a problem solver?
  • Are you a team player and do you consider constructive feedback as a means to becoming better at what you do?
  • Above all, do you have a desire to help people - all people?
Do you meet our needs?
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.
  • You can pass a security clearance by the Nelson Police Department.
  • You can type at least 44 words per minute.
  • You adapt to technology easily.
  • You have graduated from high school.
  • You can work full-time shifts - up to 12 hrs with varying days.
  • You are resilient and know how to take care of yourself.
  • You are a quick learner.
  • You are a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
For more information or to ask one of our dispatchers questions about this position please email dispatch@nelsonpolice.ca

Organization: City of Nelson
Location: Nelson, BC
Region: West Kootenay / Boundary
Professional Category(s): Police Services
Posted: September 10, 2021, 11:02 am
Expires: October 10, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: No degree, certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset

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