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Chicago Zoological Society
Brookfield, IL
30+ days ago
Chicago Zoological Society
Brookfield, Illinois
30+ days ago


This temporary position typically works approximately 20 hours per week, based on the needs of the operation. Position requires rotating days off, varied starting times, working weekends and holidays and other schedule changes due to special events or operating needs. Valid Emergency Medical Technician certification and driver's license required.  This temporary/seasonal position 

The Dispatcher EMT (Seasonal) contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by responding to calls from employees and guests for emergency and routine assistance assuring a positive, safe and extraordinary guest experience under direction of the Police Operations Lieutenant or, in his/her absence, the Sergeant on duty.   

  • Operates the Public Safety communication center. Promptly answers calls to the station and dispatches Police units accordingly. Maintains incidents cards for responding units.
  • Provides emergency medical assistance to guests and staff and performs ambulance duty as required. Medical assistance includes, but is not limited to patient transports, extrication, loading and unloading patient onto stretcher and in/out of the ambulance, and CPR/AED to basic life-saving under the guidelines set by Loyola University Medical Center. Completes required internal and state reports.
  • Contacts and coordinates communications with municipal agencies during emergencies and non-emergencies as necessary.
  • Maintains the Society’s Lost and Found service for guests and staff.
  • Monitors the weather and fire alarm systems and notifies managers of identified issues.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • One year of college related to Public Safety, such as Criminal Justice, Fire Science, or Emergency Medical training or two years of equivalent experience required.
  • Valid Emergency Medical Technician certification required; must remain current in Emergency Medical Services continuing education as mandated per licensing requirements.
  • Must be able to handle emergency situations calmly and be able to work effectively at all levels of emergency response.
  • Must be flexible and able to respond and adapt to changes and shifting priorities.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Eye for accuracy, completeness, and detail. Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities.
  • Must be self-motivated, possess strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.
  • A valid driver’s license is required on date of hire. 


  • One year experience preferred in police/EMS dispatching and working with the public.
  • Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   This position description summarizes the primary duties and functions of this position, but should not be considered a complete listing of every duty the incumbent may ever be called upon to perform. This is a temporary position working approximately 20 hours per week based on the needs of the operation. Position requires rotating days off, varied starting times, working weekends and holidays and other schedule changes due to special events or operating needs.   Must gain a strong working understanding of department operations and procedures, along with an understanding of the Society’s mission, vision, values and operating philosophies and how work activities impact the operation of the zoo and other departments. 

The Chicago Zoological Society requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  New hires must have at least received their first dose of the vaccine prior to their start date and must test weekly until fully vaccinated.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile.  Please visit our website at  Please look for requisition number 2269BR.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61210305
  • Location:
    Brookfield, Illinois
  • Position Title: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Company Name For Job: Chicago Zoological Society
  • Job Function: Medical
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $14.51 - $14.51 (Hourly Wage)
Non-Profit / Charity
Brookfield , IL , US

The Chicago Zoological Society has a wide variety of exciting employment opportunities available. If you are interested in working for a world-class organization that is dedicated to conservation, then Brookfield Zoo is the place for you. The Chicago Zoological Society employs almost 450 full-time employees and, for the busy summer season, hires 1,000-1,200 seasonal workers. A talented staff and wide variety of skills, backgrounds, and talents are required to operate the zoo every day of the year. We have a wide variety o...

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