Apply for: Public Safety Dispatcher

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FINAL FILING DATE:  Extended to WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019 @ 5:00 P.M.

 

APPLICATION SCREENING:

An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.  Any and all experience and/or training MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered in lieu of the application.

 

TO APPLY:

ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire (if applicable).

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HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org and clicking on the Job Opportunities page. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.

All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.

Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.

Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

  • Completed Yuba County Employment Application (On-line through CalOpps or Hard Copy)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Valid Typing Certificate
  • Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Copies of Certifications

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE:

A completed supplemental questionnaire is an essential part of the examination process for this position. The responses will be reviewed for sufficient detail. Any experience and/or training listed MUST be identified on your application under Work Experience.  Be sure to list all volunteer and/or additional related experience and training on your application. Additionally: resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the supplemental questionnaire.

 

PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT:

All applicants that successfully complete the examination process and are certified to the employment list, will be notified. Upon request all applicants certified to the employment list MUST submit a completed Personal History Statement (PHS) directly to the Sheriff Department.  A review of the PHS will be conducted for each candidate to determine which candidates best meet the professional standard criteria adopted by the Department.

 

TYPING CERTIFICATE:

Must submit a valid typing certificate at the time of application (before the final filing date) indicating a speed of at least 45 net words per minute (wpm). The certificate must be a five minute test (internet and/or online test NOT acceptable). Must be no more than twelve months old. The certificate must include the following information: Your first and last name, gross words per minute, number of errors, net words per minute, the name of the agency administering the test and the test administrator’s signature. For additional details, refer to: http://www.co.yuba.ca.us/departments/personnel/documents/Misc/Toolbox/Criteria%20for%20Typing%20Certificates.pdf


WRITTEN EXAM:

Applicants who have successfully complete the application screening and meet the minimum qualifications for this position must successfully complete the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Entry-Level Dispatcher Exam.  Please note, candidates must wait at least one month before re-taking this exam for any agency.  An exam T-score of 48.0 or higher must be achieved. You can reference additional information for the P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Dispatcher Test Battery Examinee Guide by visiting   http://lib.post.ca.gov/Publications/dispatcher_examinee.pdf.

 

TESTING ACCOMMODATION:

If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.

 

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST

An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.

 

DEPARTMENTAL INTERVIEW

The Sheriff's department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense. 

 

E-VERIFY:

Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system.  This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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