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Public Safety Dispatcher 
Public Safety Dispatchers This is highly responsible public communications work involving accurate receipt and appropriate response to public calls made to the City of Meriden. Work involves responsibility for prompt and accurate receipt of messages of an emergency or administrative nature and the dispatching of appropriate personnel and equipment as required by the particular circumstances. Duties include receiving calls for service from the public, broadcasting appropriate instructions to Police and Fire radio units or to other services, such as the Ambulance service, Highway Department, Utility companies or other police and fire agencies. The position also has the responsibility for frequently making critical emergency response decisions. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability to effectively communicate with people who may be in many different emotional states and to respond appropriately. Must be able to work between 3 rotating shifts, (midnights, day shift and evening shifts) weekends and holidays; considerable clerical, keyboarding and communication skills. Must be able to speak and understand English. Candidate must possess excellent writing skills in order to formulate narratives of incidents to be dispatched. Bilingual a plus. 5 additional points each for military veterans and Meriden residents will be applied to written test score. Preference and additional pay will be given for certified dispatchers with recent municipal experience. Full benefit package. Apply on line at policeapp.com. Job announcement and CPCA testing information also on policeapp.com. Closing date is Friday, March 31, 2017. E.O.E.

Per Diem Public Health Nurse 
The City of Meriden, Department of Health and Human Services, is looking to hire Per Diem Public Health Nurses to work in school health offices during the school year. Candidates must have a current Connecticut Registered Nurse license and valid driversí license. School nursing and/or pediatric nursing experience is preferred. Strong clinical skills are required. Salary is $30.00 per hour. Interested candidates should send resumes to City of Meriden, Personnel Department, 142 East Main Street, 06450. E.O.E.

Substitute School Crossing Guard  
Substitute School Crossing Guards This is routine work in safeguarding the passage of school children across heavily traveled streets. Responsible for protecting the lives of school children crossing at dangerous traffic points. Scheduled hours to cover the morning, noon and afternoon when children are traveling to and from school. Some knowledge of municipal traffic regulations. Must have valid CT driverís license, own transportation, home phone and be willing to work in all types of weather. Applications are available in the Personnel Department 142 East Main Street, Room #235 or apply on line at www.meridenct.gov.