Apply for: Public Safety Dispatcher (19903875)

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HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants must submit their application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire online using CalOpps via  The position will remain open until filled.


The selection process will consist of a review of applications to determine those applicants who are best qualified.  The best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process which may include an oral board exam(s) and a data entry skills test to be tentatively held to be determined.  Candidates will be notified by email or phone regarding the exam date, time, & location.

An eligible list will be established as a result of this selection process and will be valid for a period of six months. The list may be extended up to a maximum of two (2) years. The Police Department will review the eligible list to determine candidates to continue in the department selection process.

We will make reasonable efforts in the selection process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 578-4267 for accommodation requests.

Prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment, the candidate will be required to successfully complete fingerprinting and a background investigation, which will include a polygraph. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be required to complete a psychological evaluation and a City-paid pre- employment medical examination to include testing for the presence of drugs and alcohol.  Applicants must be successful in all phases of the selection process to be considered for the position.

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all potential employees are required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.  All new employees are required by law to sign a loyalty oath.

All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100.  In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any disaster.