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The City of San Mateo is currently taking applications for the position of Dispatcher I.
This is a continuous recruitment. Applicants are added to the employment list as they meet the minimum qualification.
Some telephone or dispatcher experience is highly desirable.
Bi-lingual skills are desirable.
Equivalent to graduation from high school.
Located at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, the City of Milpitas is a dynamic community that is an integral part of the high tech Silicon Valley. With a much diversified resident population of 75,521, Milpitas features quality schools, conveniently located neighborhood parks and shopping centers. The role of every employee is to be committed to accomplishing the community’s vision by providing fiscally sound, superior services.
Dispatcher Trainee's earn $66,830.40 annually. After training is completed, Dispatchers earn up to $90,209.60 annually.
This position is an entry level training position in the Communications Unit of the Police Department. The key responsibilities for Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainee include:
Under general supervision, the Public Safety Dispatcher receives emergency and non-emergency calls for service and dispatches police and fire units or other public safety personnel; performs data entry and other clerical duties; and performs related work as assigned.
The Police Department invites you to apply for the position of Communication Dispatcher. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced dispatcher seeking variety and challenge in a fast-paced environment. Using a sophisticated Computer Aided Dispatch terminal, the Communications Dispatcher receives emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical, or other emergency service; determine priority, and dispatch police, or other emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures.
Under immediate supervision, performs a wide variety of technical and clerical law enforcement support duties related to taking police, fire and medical emergency requests for service from the public and tracks and dispatches field units as appropriate; gathers, records, maintains, retrieves and distributes law enforcement data and information; enters reports and data into a variety of automated law enforcement records systems; ensures that records and information are accurate, clear and comprehensive for law enforcement personnel and the general public; learns applicable policies, procedur
Under general supervision, the Communications Officer, as a member of the Police Department, transmits and receives information over the police and public works radio system; dispatches routine and emergency calls for service; types, records, and files information; handles emergency and non-emergency telephone calls utilizing complex technical aids, such as computer aided dispatch systems (CAD), and performs related work as assigned.