PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER (Per-Diem)
$42.00 per hour
Public Safety Dispatchers are responsible for public safety dispatch and related records management activities. Per-Diem Dispatchers may be called to work either a day, swing, or graveyard shift on a per-diem basis that includes nights, weekends, and holidays. Public Safety Dispatchers perform a wide range of duties involving radio, telephone, and computers. Dispatchers receive and transmit emergency and non-emergency telephone and radio traffic as well as process communication reports, records and radio logs, while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
~High School diploma
~Completion of a probationary period in a public safety agency
~Currently working or has been employed within two (2) years as a Public Safety Dispatcher at a public safety agency
~Possession of a California POST Basic Dispatch Academy Certificate
~Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License
~Ability to pass an extensive background investigation
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to record and transmit information with speed and accuracy, "multi-task," quickly learn new material, make quick and sensible decisions, learn from constructive criticism, possess a high commitment to quality service, and participate in a team approach to law enforcement. The candidate will be able to successfully complete the department training program, operate a computer and complex software programs, type at a net speed of 35 words per minute, follow and give instructions, and gather information via telephone and in person. The ideal candidate will be respectful and sensitive towards the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community, and will work well with the general public under stressful or emergency conditions, and be able to speak, write, and read clearly and fluently. Knowledge of RIMS CAD is desirable.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may apply on-line at www.calopps.org. After reviewing applications and supporting documentation, candidates that best meet the Department’s needs will be invited to oral interviews.