Our Dispatchers:

  • Provide 24/7 Police and Rescue dispatch services to the University and greater Burlington area
  • Ensure effective communications between internal and external law enforcement agencies
  • Ensure effective communications with the public
  • Maintain radio communications
  • Continually and independently monitor the location of all shift personnel
  • Monitor and record transmissions based on a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of University and external regulations within established guidelines
  • Respond to requests for information or assistance (may be of a time sensitive, critical or volatile nature)
  • Provide instruction, refer to or distribute pertinent information quickly and precisely to appropriate internal or external agency personnel
  • Utilize judgement in use and dissemination of highly charged/confidential information during communications

Civilian Employees Application Process (Dispatch, Administrative Staff, Service Officers)

  • Review of Application
  • Interview and background check
  • Dispatch: Required typing test plus training
  • Administrative Staff: Required to take the University’s clerical tests
  • Fingerprinting

Benefits*

  • Pay – Starting salary: $40,800
    • Additional entry compensation will be offered based on the candidate’s education and experience. The above starting salary would be for a candidate meeting the minimum educational and experience requirements.
    • The starting salary does not include shift differential.
  • College Tuition Remission for employee and dependents   
  • 10% Employer Contribution to Retirement Savings Plan (with a 2% minimum contribution from the employee)
    • UVM Retirement Savings Plan - The University of Vermont offers a program to save and invest through the 403(b) retirement savings plan. There are several retirement savings account options for employee to choose:
      • TIAA/CREF
      • Fidelity
  • Paid Vacation, Medical, Holiday, Personal, and Cultural Holidays
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision plans
    • Health Insurance – Blue Cross Blue Shield VT Vermont Health Partnership Open Access (VHP)
    • Dental Insurance – Northeast Delta Dental  
  • Opportunities for Overtime and Comp Time Accrual
  • Training and Development Opportunities

*Benefits are negotiated through the Teamsters Union. The benefits listed here accurately reflect the 2019 contract.