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.
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.
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.
Dispatcher must be experienced in the daily operations of a busy truck dispatch office. Pioneer Sand Company ships flatbed, van loads, and railcars throughout the US. The ideal candidate will have dispatched flatbed loads for a mid to large size carrier or brokerage company. With our continued growth, we are looking for an experienced person to supplement our current team and help further grow our...
Join The Custom Companies Team if you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the transportation industry and want to be part of the fastest growing full service transportation company in the Chicago land area. The Custom Companies provide challenge and opportunity for personal and professional development. Apply now if you enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic work environment with ...
Job Summary The Package Dispatch Supervisor is responsible for analyzing and planning a centerâs daily package dispatch to ensure timely and efficient dispatch service performance. He/she analyzes previous dispatch results to maximize service performance and to streamline routes. Part-time Dispatch Supervisors report directly to this position. This position has primary responsibility for managin...
Since 1927, Hermann Services has specialized in handling a diverse array of industrial and consumer products throughout the supply chain management process. We are looking for a self-starter and confident individual to join our Transportation Division in South Brunswick, NJ as a truckload Dispatcher. Job is fast-paced, demanding and rewarding. Must have a positive attitude, and be able to relate ...
The City of Bismarck 9-1-1 Dispatcher Looking for an exciting career where you really can make a difference? We are looking for you! 911 Dispatchers serve as the critical link between those who need help and the help they need The Bismarck/Burleigh Combined Communications Center provides public safety communications services for the City of Bismarck and Burleigh County, coordinating the computer-a...
Home of your dream job! Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream job here: GIS Technician I - Bismarck, ND Journeyman Lineman - Williston, ND Journeyman Substation Electrician - Williston, ND Senior Research & Design Engineer- Bismarck, ND RTO Mark...
DISPATCHER/ ORDER TAKER We are looking for a dependable individual to fill an opening in our Dispatching Department. You need to have a basic knowledge of concrete and be familiar with the streets of Columbus and surrounding suburbs. You also should be customer service oriented and have good communication skills, keyboard skills and willing to work long hours. Interested individuals should send a ...
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OPERATIONS DISPATCH Large Intermodal drayage co. needs experienced person to manage and dispatch container truck drivers. Competitive pay/benefits package and growth opportunity. Reply in full confidence: *****...
Slappey Communications is an established leader in the Telecommunications and IT industry that has grown to become a total solutions and service provider in the Birmingham area. We are an organization that is proud to support the values of the Christian faith in our work place. We are searching for a qualified individual to work as dispatcher and manager for our technicians. The best candidate wi...
ManpowerGroup Solutions, Partnered with Comcast, a fortune 500 top 50 company, is looking for Quota Dispatcher in the Norcross, GA Quota Dispatcher Responsible for the creation of quota for field operations, based oninput from field supervisors. Responsible for real-.time monitoring andtracking of quota allocation and active quota management for fieldoperations. Coordinate all quota moves with fi...
We are seeking a Dispatcher. The Dispatcher works to direct the day-to-day route operations and reports to the Operations Manager. This work is done in compliance with the procedures defined by the client and in conformance with company procedures. His/her duties involve daily communication and interaction with drivers. He/she must also organize and conduct activities to assure safe, cost-effectiv...
Growing Chemical trucking company is seeking an experienced dispatcher for Charlotte, NC. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years trucking dispatch experience. Must have previous experience in Hazardous Materials transportation with a specific knowledge of chemical tankers. It will require someone who has excellent communication skills and excellent computer skills. Experience with McLe...
Critical Care Transport is currently accepting applications for an experienced Emergency Dispatcher. Must be a Paramedic, EMT-Basic or EMD certified. Preference will be given to the candidate with emergency medical dispatching experience. After 1 year of service, CCT offers 1 week paid vacation (up to 40 hours) and 401k benefits with a 4% employer match....
DISPATCHER NEEDED Straight Shot Express, an expedited trucking company is looking for an experienced dispatcher. This locally owned company needs an employee with great customer service and computer skills. Multi-tasking and detail orientated is a must This is a fast paced exciting job in a team environment. Health and dental benefits. Please send you resume to: Straight Shot Express 21282 N....
2nd Shift- Friday-Saturday Interface daily with the 2nd shift warehouse team, OTR drivers, Fleet team, and Sales team to ensure we have on-time deliveries to our customers. Provide input to the Logistics Team on managing Traffic Center cost to include empty miles reduction, equipment & driver utilization, and networking efficiencies. Award, post and communicate OTR/GES board run assignments to ...
FULL-TIME, Service Dispatcher Position available. Duties include scheduling, job costing, invoicing, typing as well as other clerical duties. General office skills & computer experience required. Competitive salary with benefits. Send resume to Mac Heating, 217 King St. Brevard, NC 28712....
Allmark Doors – Springfield, NJ Allmark is a strong growing company through dedicated employees. We sell and service overhead and pedestrian doors into larger companies, especially in the food manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. The responsibilities include: Receiving customers calls and emails for service requests Updating the customer when we will be onsite Updating the system as ...
Manpower is looking for a Dispatcher to work for a large package handling client in West Sacramento, CA. JOB DESCRIPTION: Will assign trailers to drivers and input information into system, input time cards, check trailer and volume forecasts and maintain reports and databases for daily operation. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED preferred. At least 6 months related experience requir...
Job Description: Heating and Air Conditioning installation and service company seeks a talented administrative assistant to support their busy office with tech service dispatch and general office administration. This company offers a flexible work schedule, free parking, and great benefits. Seeking someone with experience dispatching technicians for service calls. Successful candidate will enjoy...
Aim Integrated Logistics is looking for a ASSISTANT DISPATCHER. In this position you will be expected to maintain effective communications with customers, and with drivers (regional and local) to ensure the timeliness of freight and equipment movement. Assist Dispatcher with the following duties, plus other duties as assigned Assign drivers to duties in compliance with DOT HOS regulations Build...
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$22,880.00 - $55,000.00
Typical Salary for Dispatcher
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Some High School Coursework
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Arranges delivery of items to customers by verifying orders; inventorying stock; arranging transportation.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Ships items by examining items, destination, route, rate, delivery time; ordering carriers.
Organizes item orders by editing for price, promotions, weight compliance.
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