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Dispatcher

Description

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We are looking for a reliable Dispatcher to act as a communication point for emergency and non-emergency calls. You will receive requests, transmit messages and track vehicles. The ideal candidate must be primarily an excellent communicator and able to remain calm and composed, especially in emergency situations. You must be able to multi-task as well as take the appropriate action with little supervision. The goal is to enable different parties to communicate well by ensuring the accurate and timely transmission of information.

Responsibilities

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  • Receive emergency and non-emergency calls and record significant information
  • Address problems and requests by transmitting information or providing solutions
  • Receive and dispatch orders for products or deliveries
  • Prioritize calls according to urgency and importance
  • Use radio, phone or computer to send crews, vehicles or other field units to appropriate locations
  • Monitor the route and status of field units to coordinate and prioritize their schedule
  • Provide field units with information about orders, traffic, obstacles and requirements
  • Enter data in computer system and maintain logs and records of calls, activities and other information
  • Manage the multi-line phone system
  • Stay in constant communication with team members and clients to ensure all needs are met

Requirements

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  • Proven experience as dispatcher or relevant position
  • Tech-savvy with knowledge of relevant methods (CAD)
  • Fast typing with experience in data entry
  • Knowledge of procedures and guideline for emergency situations
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Outstanding organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Active listener with excellent communication skills
  • Sound judgement and critical thinking
  • High school diploma
  • Valid certification for dispatching is a plus

Potential interview questions

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  • How do you handle high-stress situations?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to make a critical decision on the spot?
  • How do you prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment?
  • What strategies do you use to manage your time effectively?
  • How do you ensure clear and effective communication with team members?