SALARY:            Up to $25.84/h depending on qualifications (min $19.62); Full-time   (40h/week); Non-exempt; Union


The Communications Specialist shall have the ability to maintain composure and work effectively and efficiently in stressful situations involving law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical operations; and be able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing. Applicants must be able to work successfully with supervisors, other Town employees, and the public; and shall possess exceptional telephone and public relations skills. The Communications Specialist shall have a high attention to detail in obtaining information from the public and other sources that is then analyzed and provided to first responders. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

ü  Providing accurate information to the public.

ü  Providing clear and concise critical information and data to emergency first responders (police, fire, emergency medical services) by voice using a law enforcement land mobile radio system and by data over department secure mobile data terminals.

ü  Receiving walk-in and telephone complaints then dispatch the appropriate response. Preparing, processing and maintaining various records, reports, and files as required.

ü  Monitoring neighboring police radio frequencies, and dispatch response to emergency situations.

ü  Calling police, fire, rescue, highway, water, utility, and repair crews as needed.

ü  Keeping logs and making appropriate computer entries showing all pertinent information received during a shift.

ü  Receiving and transmitting reports and complaints that come to the Dispatch Center from any source, as required.

ü  Type correspondence, reports, forms and cross-index then file the same; or enter information into the appropriate computer system.


High school graduate or GED certificate required; Associates Degree in related field preferred, and one year experience as Communications Specialist in an emergency communications center; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge in the techniques and practices of emergency communications, use of radio, telephone, computer, and office machine technology is preferred. Due to the sensitive nature of information accessed by this position from local, State and Federal sources, appointees to this position must complete an extensive background investigation(s) and be able to obtain and maintain Department security clearance.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A Bedford Police Department specific application may be obtained in person at the Town Office or online at www.bedfordnh.org.  Please mail completed applications to:

Bedford Town Offices

Human Resources Department

24 North Amherst Road

Bedford, NH 03110

OR, attach in email to: Jobs@Bedfordnh.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 8, 2020 or until filled

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                                                     POLICE OFFICER -FULL TIME

$10,000 for Certified Officers*
$5,000 for Non-Certified Officers*

SALARY: up to $33.90 per hour

The Bedford Police Department is looking to develop an eligibility list to fill immediate openings for the position of patrol officer within the department. The Bedford Police Department delivers quality Community Based Policing in active partnership with the citizens we serve. We are seeking career and community oriented individuals who desire to be part of a professional and progressive department.

PAY RANGE NOTE:  After 3 years of service and successful completion of an established testing process, Patrol Officers are eligible for Master Patrol Officer (MPO) classification at highest rate in range (currently $33.90).

*Bonus contingent upon successful completion of the hiring process


* Create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.
* Facilitate safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
* Promote and preserve the peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes and family quarrels.
* Provide any required services on an emergency basis.
* Accurately record information concerning activity and events handled during the tour of duty, including the securing, recording, and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into the Department.
* Maintain weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition at all times.
* Respond promptly to all calls and assignments.
* Serve or deliver warrants, summonses, subpoenas and other official papers promptly and accurately when so directed.


Applicants must be able to meet the minimum qualifications for certification as set forth by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council. Applicants who are NH Certified Police Officers or who have taken the Great Bay Community College and/or New Hampshire Technical Institute Police Exam(s) are preferred. Applicants must make note of having taken such test or tests on their respective application. Applicants must be knowledgeable in the techniques and practices of law enforcement and have knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, related to the regular practice of law enforcement. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, understand and follow administrative direction, and work effectively with superiors, other Town employees and the general public.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.)

Interested candidates can click here to apply: www.PoliceApp.com/BedfordNH


A Bedford Police Department specific application may be obtained in person at the Town Office or click here for an online application and need to be submitted to:

Bedford Town Offices
Finance & Personnel Dept.
24 North Amherst Road
Bedford, NH 03110

The positions will remain open until a satisfactory list is compiled or the positions are filled. For further questions or information contact Lt. Michael Bernard at 603.472.5113 extension 340.

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