In general, the minimum qualifications to apply for an entry-level emergency communication dispatcher are:
- High School or Equivalent
- Two years as a non-emergency dispatcher or a radio operator, or any work experience that includes significant contact with the public, such as a welfare eligibility worker or interviewer, counter or rental clerk, bill or account collector, credit checker, answering service call taker, receptionist, or travel clerk.
- Or one year in the emergency telecommunication field, or as an emergency dispatcher or telecommunicator.
Certification by the E-911 Board may be required within six months of entry into the job.
All candidates must pass a security clearance conducted by the Department of Public Safety, including a motor vehicle and criminal background check.
Complete Job Specifications are available through the Vermont Department of Human Resources: