Apply for: Per Diem Communications Dispatcher (19931783)

Personal Information


This is a continuous recruitment for Per Diem Communications Dispatcher and may close at any time or upon receipt of the first 150 applications.


Interested candidates must submit a completed online employment application. Applications submitted without a resume , completed supplemental questions, typing certificate, and POST entry level dispatcher certificate will be considered incomplete and disqualified from this recruitment process. Your responses will be reviewed for appropriate grammar, punctuation, and content.  

  • Must be currently employed as a full-time or part-time dispatcher with a Law Enforcement Agency. If not, the following certificates will be required as part of the application:
    • A valid typing certificate issued within the last year by an educational institution, public agency, or professional service verifying minimum typing speed of at least thirty-five (35) net words per minute with a maximum of nine (9) errors.  Typing certificate must be submitted with application to be considered
    • Completion of the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Entry Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery. Certificate must be submitted with application to be considered


All applications will be reviewed for relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Based upon a review of employment applications, supplemental questionnaires, and resumes received, a limited number of the qualified applicants will be invited to continue forward in the recruitment process.


Note: The City of Burlingame reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process.



Candidates will be required to:  

  • pass a thorough background investigation, polygraph and psychological screening. 
  • comply with The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 new employees are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at date of hire. 
  • present an original social security card.


This position is at will and is not part of the City's Civil Service System. There is no guarantee of hours and employment may end at any time.


The City of Burlingame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies, and practices. The duties described in this job announcement are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.