Employment Oppportunities

Employment Opportunities


The Plaistow Police Department Communications Center is seeking applicants for an eligibility roster for a Full-time Public Safety Dispatcher.  This frontline position provides a valuable service to the public as the first contact for those in need of police, fire, or emergency medical services. This position requires someone with strong communication skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced (and sometimes, high stress environment), and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Excellent verbal, written, and keyboarding skills are essential, along with the ability to process requests for emergency assistance from 911 and traditional phone lines.  Also, a candidate must have the ability to maintain professional working relationships with other agencies and the ability to focus on the expectations required of the position. A candidate must have the availability to work any shift within a 24 hour period, including some holidays and weekends.   

Applicants for this position must be at least 21 years old, have no criminal record, possess a High School Diploma or equivalent (Associates Degree preferred), have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, possess a valid driver’s license from their State of residence, and must be a U.S. citizen. Bi-lingual and dispatching experience is a plus.

Applicants are required to complete and pass a dispatching skill test ($20.00 test fee), a professional interview board, a medical examination including a drug screen, psychological and polygraph examinations, as well as an extensive background investigation including a criminal records check. 

Benefits are provided under the Plaistow Police Collective Bargaining Agreement with Teamsters Local 633. They include, but are not limited to, health, dental, life insurance, earned time off, holiday pay, and short & long term disability.

Starting hourly rate is $17.62

Interested candidates should respond with a cover letter and resume to:

           Chief Kathleen Jones

           Plaistow Police Department

           27 Elm Street

           Plaistow, NH 03865

Submission deadline: February 28, 2017

The Town of Plaistow is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package, DOQ/DOE.


Candidates for the position of Police Officer who are not full-time sworn Police Officers are directed to the Police Testing Alliance at Great Bay Community College. The first step for these unsworn candidates is to take the police exam at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH. To register for the police exam, contact:

Great Bay Community College
Monique Graf