Dial 911 for Emergency

Civilian Employment Opportunities


Job Title: Communications Operator

Salary range: $18.81 per hour

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:

The City of Dover is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Communication Operator in the Police Department. This position is in the Police Departments’ 911 Communication Center. The primary duties of this position are to dispatch emergency services in response to calls for assistance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for answering emergency services phones (911 phones)
  • Dispatching appropriate emergency services
  • Maintaining emergency reference materials
  • Obtaining service in event of equipment failure
  • Maintaining various logs, charts, and recordings to provide records of all emergency and non-emergency actions for follow-up investigative, administrative, or legal action
  • Monitors the building security system, including security cameras

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Three (3) months of related experience with operating computers and understand basic computer functions
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DELJIS certification
  • ability to remain calm in crisis situations is vital, handle high stress situations and multitask
  • Ability to speak clearly and distinctly, and deal tactfully with the public
  • Ability to work rotating shifts (currently 12-hour shifts)
  • Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, and color perception as well as good physical and mental health
  • Experience in DELJIS and NCIC preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook preferred
  • Pro Q&A and Emergency Police Dispatching (EPD) preferred

To view the entire job description, please visit, https://www.cityofdover.com/job-titles-and-rates and click on DOE Union Employees Job Titles.

A criminal background investigation will be required. A dispatching test will be required of all candidates. Psychological testing and a physical exam are pre-employment requirements


  • Health, dental, vision and group life insurance
  • 401a and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Paid vacation and sick leave

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Ethical conduct and honest behavior are our basic organizational values. Candidates will be instrumental in assisting to make Dover a place where people want to live through our motto – Dedication, Ownership, Vision, Excellence and Reliability

City of Dover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Title: Police Cadet

Salary range: $12.00 Per Hour

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Police Department

Hours: Part-Time

Job Description:

The City of Dover is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of part-time Police Cadet in the Police Department.  The primary duties of this position are to provide law enforcement assistance to the Police Department.



Job Responsibilities

  • Patrol assigned areas in the Downtown Dover and Dover Public Library area to enforce City of Dover Ordinances
  • Process prisoners, including completing required paperwork and operation mug shot image computer
  • Issue summons to ordinances violators & completes arrest reports as needed
  • Assist other police personnel as directed
  • Assist with administrative and operational goals of the department

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • In-depth background investigation
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening
  • Physical fitness test

A criminal background investigation will be required. Candidates may be given a job-related test during the interview.

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