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 Current Openings:

  • Swap Shop Coordinator
  • Skilled Laborer (2 positions)
  • SSRECC Communication Center Dispatcher


Title:    Swap Shop Coordinator 
Dept:   Public Works Department
Hours:  6-8 hour workweek
Status:    Part Time
Salary: X-4:  $13.69 per hour

Duties: This clerical position is responsible for developing and administrating a schedule for volunteers at the Swap Shop located at the Recycling and Transfer Station.  Employee is responsible for the scheduling, training and support of the volunteers assigned to the Swap Shop. Employee works under the administrative supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works. Employee serves as the Swap Shop liaison to the Long Range Waste Disposal/Recycling Committee (LRWDRC) and implements Public Works Department policies and procedures.

Requirements: A candidate for this position will have a High School diploma or equivalent, and the ability to perform the duties of the position. A candidate will have skill in   motivating a diverse group of volunteers, computer programs and applications (Email, Word, Excel), organization and communication, customer service and public relations.

For complete job description, contact the Public Works Department or the Human Resources Office.

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Public Works Department
25 Bare Cove Rd
Hingham, MA 02043

Date of posting: July 17, 2014
Deadline:  Open Until Filled

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

Communication Center Dispatcher

The South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center (S.S.R.E.C.C.) is a newly formed
regional emergency communications center that supports the towns of Hingham, Hull, Norwell
and Cohasset.

The S.S.R.E.C.C. is seeking applicants for the position of Dispatcher to operate the public safety
communications systems that support the operations of the four member towns.

This position will work with existing Dispatchers receiving emergency and non-emergency calls
for service over the telephone and by other means, employing appropriate call screening
protocols, entering data into a computer(s) as it is being received and by dispatching the
appropriate public safety resources. This position is responsible for interaction with other public
safety dispatch agencies including the field personnel in law enforcement, fire and EMS. This
position is required to respond appropriately and professionally to requests for services from the
public as well as field personnel from the member municipalities.

Essential Job Duties


  • Processes incoming and outgoing emergency and non-emergency telephone calls
    ensuring agency policy, procedures, goals and objectives are met.
  • Dispatches and communicates with law enforcement, fire and EMS units ensuring
    agency policy, procedures and goals are met.
  • Speaks English clearly and verbally communicates effectively.
  • Learns and maintains familiarity with general geography of the communities served.
  • Works effectively and calmly in a high stress environment.
  • Make appropriate decisions based on minimal information.
  • Possess ability to recall details and record information/numbers quickly and correctly.
  • Meets all training requirements and certifications required by the S.S.R.E.C.C.
  • The S.S.R.E.C.C. operates under the requirements of 560 CMR 2.00 State 911
    Department Standards for Enhanced 9-1-1 and other regulations.

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

  • Shift work environment where hours of work will be driven by call volume and other
    workload factors of the S.S.R.E.C.C. rather than convenience of the staff.
  • 24/7 operations with work scheduled on days others consider holidays.
  • In addition to scheduled shifts, call back, holdover and overtime requirements exist.
  • Work performed at a technology driven stationary work station.

Physical Demands:

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate multiple personal computers.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time while working at computer keyboards, monitoring a
    variety of public safety communications systems, completing electronic and written
    documentation required of operations.
  • Vision, specifically to include up close, distance, color and peripheral, depth perception
    and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information with emergency callers and public safety
  • Applicants must type at least 30 words per minute.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of practical working knowledge and paid experience in public
    safety communications is preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. College degree preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must be certified in CPR, or receive certification within 20 days of
  • Preferred applicants to be certified in APCO EMD protocols.
  • Preferred applicants to be certified in LEAPS/CJIS
  • Applicants must successfully complete a background check and drug testing prior to
  • Applicants must go through profile evaluations and will be evaluated accordingly using
    the S.S.R.E.C.C. materials and examinations. All results will remain confidential.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full time union position. Will be assigned shifts based on need and availability.
  • Hourly wage starting at $ 19.16 to $ 23.13 per hour plus shift differential and possible
    overtime based on skills and prior experience.
  • S.S.R.E.C.C. currently uses eight (8) hour shifts on a rotating basis which is subject to
    change based on requirements.
  • Includes vacation (pre-approved) and holiday and health benefits.
  • Dispatchers will participate in the S.S.R.E.C.C. employee development program.

To Apply:

  • To apply, applicants can contact the SSRECC at 781-556-5445 or via email at to obtain a detailed job description and application for
    employment. Applications will be sent to candidates via email.