Police Dispatcher I/II

Public Safety Dispatch
San Bernardino County
4/25/2018 at 5pm or until 200 applicants
$20.67-$27.70 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


657 North La Cadena Drive Colton, 92324



 $20.67 - $25.12 hourly (Dispatcher I)

$22.79 - $27.70 hourly (Dispatcher II)

 Filing deadline: April 25, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. 


Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties assigned to the dispatcher series including, receive and dispatch all incoming calls for police assistance; provide general support to communications within the department; and learn and demonstrate a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties. Dispatchers II may occasionally assist in the training of less experienced dispatch positions.  


Education and/or Experience: Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary for a Police Dispatcher. Dispatcher I: A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Some directly related college level coursework and the equivalent of six (6) months of part-time clerical experience, preferably in a law enforcement environment, or passed probation in a similar position in a law enforcement agency is highly desirable. Dispatcher II: A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Some directly related college level coursework and the equivalent of one (1) year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Police Dispatcher I are required. 

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver License.

Desired Qualifications: POST certification is highly desired.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the Police Dispatcher position should possess POST certification obtained through a Dispatcher Training Academy and one (1) year of directly related experience in a law enforcement environment. 



  • Cafeteria Plan of $1,100 a month to purchase medical, dental and vision
  • $50,000 Life Insurance Plan, plus an additional $50,000 for participating in the City's Wellness Program
  • CalPERS Retirement: Employees new to the PERS retirement system will be considered "new members" as defined by PEPRA, and are subject to the miscellenous retirement formula of 2% @ 62. Per MOU, for classic members, the retirement formula  is 2.5% @ 55. Employee Unit members are required to pay the normal member contribution, which is 8%. 
  • Long Term Disability Program
  • Uniform Allowance of $75.00 a month, per fiscal year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement - $2,500 per employee, per fiscal year
  • Vacation, Sick and Holiday leaves
  • Up to 9% for POST certificate pay
  • Bilingual pay - $100 a month for certified employees
  • Shift Differential - $2.00 per hour for hours worked between 7:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m. 

Full-time dispatchers are represented by The Colton Police Dispatchers Association

Special Instructions


  • Submit a City of Colton application before the filing deadline. No facsimiles accepted. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a City Application.
  • Applications will be carefully screened and the most qualified applicants will be invited to a Written Examination. Candidates providing proof of POST certification through a Dispatcher Training Academy may be eligible to waive the examination. Please submit certifications by e-mail to Human Resources at
  • Applicants successful on the written examination will advance to the Oral Board Interview.
  • Successful candidates will be certified to an eligibility list good for one (1) year.

NOTE: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of an extensive background investigation which includes, but is not limited to: a pre-employment medical examination (including drug/alcohol screening), psychological testing, polygraph, and fingerprinting.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that all new employees verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation.

AA/EOE- The City of Colton encourages the applications of bilingual persons, women, minorities and persons with disabilities. The City will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities.

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