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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for 50 years, is recruiting for a full time (40 hrs/wk; benefits eligible) Dispatcher to work in its Transportation Brokerage office based in Bangor.  Position requires the ability to work flexible hours from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  We are looking for an energetic person with strong analytical skills who is familiar with road systems in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties to join our team of Dispatchers.  A high school diploma or equivalent and 2 years of work experience including office work that involves customer contact and data entry in a Windows environment are required.  Good telephone communication skills, keyboard skills, and the ability to successfully interact with the public and with health professionals are needed.  The successful candidate will be able to remain calm and productive in a fast paced environment.  Preference will be given to applicants with previous dispatching experience, demonstrated excellent decision making skills, experience working with families, and previous experience with federal and state regulations. Ideal candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug testing and be willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing thereafter.  Upon hire and thereafter, must have background check results which are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current record of involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record as outlined in current contract provisions. Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages. 

An application form and job description may be obtained from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04402; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Lincoln, or Rockland, or you may apply online at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate.  Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a tobacco and smoke free workplace.

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