The part-time Communications Specialist role falls within the Communications Division and operates under the direction of Communication Supervisors, and under the overall supervision of the Chief of Police. Communications Specialists are tasked with handling incoming calls related to police, fire, EMS, highway, and animal control operations. These calls are processed and dispatched through the Communications Department, utilizing a computer-aided dispatch system (CAD). Communications Specialists are responsible for operating telephone, radio, and computer equipment in accordance with established policies and procedures. Their duties encompass law enforcement inquiries, data entry, cancellations, modifications, and the receipt and dispatch of medical calls utilizing emergency medical dispatch (EMD) protocols.


This position is budgeted for $27.83/hour up to 19 hours per week and is not benefit-eligible.

Qualifications and entrance requirements:

  • Possession of at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Flexibility to work various shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Proficiency in both oral and written communication.
  • Ability to multitask effectively within a high-stress environment.
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Preferred, but not mandatory, certifications in E911, CPR, EMD, LEAPS, and prior experience with IMC.

Email resume to Position open until filled.

The town of Tyngsborough is an equal opportunity employer.