Contingent Dispatcher


The Mifflin Township Division of Fire seeks energetic and dependable individuals to serve as Contingent (Part-time) Dispatchers for the Metropolitan Emergency Consortium Communications (MECC) 911 Center in Gahanna, Ohio. MECC’s Public Safety Dispatchers / Tele-Communicators work in a dynamic and exciting environment and are the primary link between the public and the fire and emergency medical services for six regional fire departments. The Dispatchers perform a variety of specialized technical and clerical duties involved with the operation of the MECC’s communication center. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a fast paced work environment; receive, analyze, process, and disseminate emergency and non-emergency information provided by citizens and public.

1. Completed Application
2. Resume and cover letter indicating intent to participate in the process.
3. Documentation showing completion of the following training / certifications:
a. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Provider Certification – American Red Cross or American Heart Association
b. IS-100.b – Introduction to Incident Command System*
c. IS-700.a – National Incident Management System (NIMS) – An Introduction*
d. IS-800.b – National Response Framework – An Introduction*

*NOTE: IS-100, IS-700, & IS-800. All courses are available via the FEMA EMI Independent-Study website at

e. Desired Training – not prerequisites; however credit will be given for consideration
i. Basic Tele-Communicator 40-hour course or equivalent
ii. Priority Dispatch Emergency Medical/Fire Dispatcher certifications or APCO Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification

Applicants are required to submit proof of prerequisite training with their application. Applicants who do not have proof of prerequisite completion will not be able to continue in the hiring / selection process.

A Contingent Dispatcher must be expected to work:
• 24 hours / month
• 1 major Holiday per calendar year
• Night shifts (7 pm – 7 am)

Contingent Dispatcher Job Description