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Hiring Information

Non-Sworn Employment Opportunities

The Fall River Police Department employs approximately 55 personnel in non-sworn functions, including electrician, mechanic, Emergency Dispatcher/Telecommunicator, and a number of clerical positions.


Openings are posted at City Hall, 1 Government Center, Fall River (508) 324-2000.  The city website also posts job opportunities.


Applicants for Emergency Dispatcher/Telecommunicator must be high school graduates or have a MA GED, and must be 18 years or older. Applicants for Emergency Dispatcher/Telecommunicator must also have excellent spelling, reading, and comprehension skills; have good keyboard (typewriter and/or computer) skills; be able to multi-task; and work in a fast-paced, high stress environment.


Applicants must be willing to work nights, holidays, and weekends on a rotating shift basis (4 days in and 2 days off). All applicants are subject to a thorough background investigation, employment check, physical exam, and drug screen.  Incomplete, inaccurate, or false information on an application disqualifies the applicant.


It is the policy of the Fall River Police Department to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard for race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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