The City of Belmont is currently accepting applications for Per Diem Police Dispatchers. This is a part-time/temporary position (maximum of 999 hours per fiscal year), and no benefits are provided. The following is a description of the job responsibilities and conditions of employment for this position.
Dispatchers play a vital role in the department by answering both emergency and non-emergency calls, dispatching units and providing information and assistance to the community.
Dispatchers work twelve (12) hours shifts - 7a - 7p or 7p - 7a.
We require the applicant to have a minimum of two years’ experience in Public Safety as a dispatcher. Experience with CAD is required. Education equivalent to completion of the 12th grade and completion of a POST-certified Basic Dispatcher training course.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a non-sworn, non-benefited, scheduled as needed, subject to availability position that works a variety of shifts, and often solo. It features a high volume and degree of communications responsibility for public safety and service.
CRITICAL AND IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Receives and directs telephone, radio and data communications, collecting pertinent information and dispatching units using radio and computer-aided dispatch system; determines priority, nature and location of emergency and non-emergency calls and status of units on and off assignment; maintains complete and accurate records, logs and reports on calls for a variety of services; operates a variety of teletype, computer, radio and recording equipment, monitors equipment for correct functioning; making records checks, computer entries, confirms and updates status of warrants; updates information in various law enforcement systems including stolen vehicles, missing and unidentified persons, automated property, supervised release files, and automated firearms systems; processes in-custody paperwork on prisoners; processes restraining orders and enters emergency protective orders into the restraining order system; receives and responds to complaints, questions and requests for reports from citizens at the counter and on the phone when the business office is closed; contacts citizens and allied agencies regarding traffic incidents, crimes, fires, and other emergencies, and requests for information; and you may be called to testify in a court of law regarding activities leading to legal proceedings as necessary.
Apply immediately as applications will be reviewed daily and well-qualified applicants will be scheduled for an interview. Position may close at any time.
This is an unbenefited position with the exception of statutory benefits.