Dispatcher Jobs

Dispatcher Overview

The need to have a contact person between the public and the professionals is the reason that several types of industries require Dispatchers. Dispatcher jobs can be found in public safety and first responder as well as in trucking companies, messenger and delivery services. Duties for Dispatchers vary depending upon the industry in which they're working, but basic responsibilities may include taking incoming phone calls, scheduling and dispatching workers and equipment, compiling data and writing reports.

Dispatcher Education

A minimum of a high school diploma is required for Dispatchers, but on the job experience and computer and customer service skills will look good on your resume. You may have to take a written exam and complete a typing test. Once you land the job, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that you may also be required to take a training and certification course specific to your field, especially if you wish to work as a Dispatcher for hospital ambulances or the police or fire department.

Dispatcher Job Market

The outlook for Dispatcher jobs will likely hold steady in the coming years. That's because although Fire, Police and Ambulance Dispatcher jobs are expected to increase by eight percent by 2022, other types of Dispatching jobs -- specifically Power Plant Dispatchers -- are expected to decline eight percent. As of 2012 there were approximately 72,400 Dispatcher jobs in power plants and around 98,500 in the first responder industry of police, ambulance and firefighters.

Dispatcher Salaries

Although there may be fewer opportunities to land a job as a Power Plant Dispatcher, that's the job that pays the best. The median salary is $71,690, almost double the average income of $36,300 for Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers. You'll be expected to work long hours including nights, weekends and even holidays so you can expect to earn some overtime, and that may serve to put you at a higher than average income.

950 Dispatcher jobs found on Monster.

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Priority Distribution Inc. (PDI) is a third party logistics company that has been in business for over 25 years. We are looking to add to our staff by hiring a Senior Logistics Dispatcher. This position reports to the Director of Operations and offers growth potential for the right person. We need someone who can be part of our team and be an integral part to our continued success by handling the...
Driver Manager – Full Time Walpole, Inc. – Tampa, FL Driver Manager/Dispatcher preferably with 2+ years experience. Will coordinate pick-up and delivery of freight, provide customer service and dispatch drivers. Must have knowledge in FMCSA driver regulations, profitability, operations, supervision, load management, planning and meeting customer deadlines. E-mail your resume to NowHiring@WalpoleIn...
About Us: Specialty Freight Services is a multi-service transportation company offering a variety of time-definite options geared toward meeting individual needs and requirements from LTL & Truckload to airfreight service anywhere in the world. At Specialty Freight Services we take pride in being a team of professionals that has a common goal of complete customer satisfaction. Our number one prior...
2nd Shift Dispatcher (6pm - 6am) We are a Chicago area intermodal container trucking company specializing in reefers & frozen products. Offering a wide range of services for over 20 years, our main focus is on import-export traffic coming to Chicago through the rail system. Locke Transportation Inc. is currently searching for a 2nd Shift Dispatcher for its Chicago, IL (near Midway airport) locatio...
Job Description: A GOLDEN opportunity for the right person - a fast-growing commercial HVAC and Refrigeration company in Las Vegas is looking to expand their operations and is currently seeking a DISPATCHER for their Service Department. Responsibilities: - Scheduling service call for commercial customers - Dispatching technicians to various customers' locations - Answering all incoming phone calls...
LOOKING FOR A COMPANY THAT VALUES YOUR SKILLS? A job with AT&T as a Dispatcher can provide you with exactly that! Take advantage of our paid training and wide range of career possibilities. AT&T offers a competitive salary and benefits that include medical, dental, paid vacation, and more! Our Dispatchers have extensive customer contact while using various systems to communicate with field technic...
Position Summary A Dispatcher responsible for the coordination of the utilization of drivers, trucks and containers to create capacity, maximize productivity and ensure prompt, courteous and efficient service to all customers. Principal Responsibilities * Create and maximize capacity by ensuring productive use of all assets, equipment and drivers. * Ensure maximum productivity by achieving or exce...
Position Summary A Dispatcher responsible for the coordination of the utilization of drivers, trucks and containers to create capacity, maximize productivity and ensure prompt, courteous and efficient service to all customers. Principal Responsibilities * Create and maximize capacity by ensuring productive use of all assets, equipment and drivers. * Ensure maximum productivity by achieving or exce...
Flight Operations Dispatcher Stratford, CT Long Term contract position Perform a variety of tasks involving day-to-day flight operations administrative activities supporting Flight Operations. Responsibilities also include working with various centralized groups on a variety of issues such as flight crew availability, aircraft scheduling and daily schedule preparation and tracking. Incumbents must...
DeFalco's Instant Towing is a family owned and operated towing, automotive repair, and body shop. We work closely with New Jersey Automotive Club and State Police. We are looking for a dispatcher who will be able to : - Take on the responsibilities of dispatching trucks to service calls, involving both AAA and State Police - Maintain call logs - Oversee all tow truck and service vehicle drivers -...
DISPATCHER Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling is searching for a Dispatcher for their Commercial division. This individual must be a self-starter that requires little supervision. This individual will also need to possess advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel software, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be multi-task oriented. Experience in dispatching is required. Competitive sala...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Dispatcher ready to grow their career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to organize the daily dispatch of equipment for the branch in a safe and timely m...
Gateway Logistics Group is seeking a team oriented person for our OVERNIGHT DISPATCHER position. This position will be responsible for the dispatching of field crews, checking and verifying work orders for accuracy and completion, customer service, quality control, and some field supervision. Our OVERNIGHT DISPATCHER position requires a high level of organization, personal responsibility, and inte...
City of Ketchikan/Ketchikan Public Utilities ELECTRIC SYSTEM DISPATCHER/RELIEF/MECHANIC Ketchikan, Alaska Responsible for the SCADA control and dispatch of KPU’s electrical generation/transmission/ distribution system and works in a maintenance capacity. Electrical system includes hydroelectric and stand-by diesel facilities. Prefer experience with SCADA operations, energy dispatch; outage restora...
Dispatcher/Customer Service with excellent skills. Prior experience a must. Must be a multi-tasker that can work in a fast-paced environment. Position will require a high level of customer relations interactions. Must have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook. UPS shipping a plus. Need ability to work with minimal supervision, and good problem solving skills. Send resume: O...
A leading business in the transportation industry is seeking a dispatcher for their Georgetown, KY location. The dispatcher will be responsible for coordinating the scheduling of drivers, trucks, and freight between various locations. Effective communication skills are required along with geographical knowledge of Central Kentucky. Computer skills required include Microsoft Word and Excel. The ide...
Fort Wayne, 46835
Tow Truck Driver & Dispatcher Needed Taking applications for all shifts. Driver must have at least a chauffeurs license with a clean driving record. Apply in person: 7544 St Joe Road This listing brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers and www.jobs.fortwayne.com....
DISPATCHER Exp'd only. AAA Tow NYC Call 516-790-6573...
Inspection Dispatcher/Service Coordinator in our Dublin Ohio Office Provide a variety of administrative and dispatching duties to Inspection/Service Department. • Receive, prioritize and assign inspection/Service calls to field technicians. • Close and open calls utilizing on-line dispatching system. • Back up service department or other administrative staff when necessary. • Maintain extensive se...
Central Station Alarm Dispatcher EPS Security has been servicing West Michigan since 1955. What began as a modest, local operation with a handful of employees has blossomed into a multi-state company with more than 200 employees, seven satellite offices and thousands of satisfied customers. Over the past decade, EPS has more than doubled in size. We currently rank among the top 30 largest security...
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